Patrick Cutrone starts for Italy Under-21s against Armenia this evening as Moise Kean and Sandro Tonali make way.

Cutrone leads the line for the U21s, who are without Kean following his red card in Republic of Ireland last week.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers striker also has a chance to stake his claim as the Azzurri’s default No 9, with Andrea Pinamonti dropping to the bench.

Tonali, meanwhile, has been promoted to the senior squad so Crotone’s Nicolo Zanellato is brought into midfield.

Italy have yet to concede a goal in three games under Paolo Nicolato, whereas Armenia have lost two of their first three European Under-21 Championship qualifiers.

Armenia Under 21: Aslanyan; A. Mkrtchyan, Khachumyan, Danilelian, Grigoryan; Harutyunyan, R Mkrtchyan; Melkonyan, Bichakhchyan, Nahapetyan; Hovhannisyan

Italy Under 21: Carnesecchi; Adjapong, Bastoni, Ranieri, Pellegrini; Frattesi, Locatelli, Zanellato; Sottil, Cutrone, Scamacca

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Tickets Kit Collector