U21 Euros: Italy v Slovenia line-ups

Italy have four suspended players, but can still secure their place in the European Under-21 Championship quarter-finals with a win against Slovenia.

It kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT) in Maribor, as Slovenia are co-hosting the tournament.

The Azzurrini had a rough start with two draws, 1-1 against the Czech Republic and 0-0 with Spain.

In both those games, they had two men sent off, so Gianluca Scamacca and Nicolò Rovella sit out bans, along with Enrico Del Prato and Sandro Tonali.

Italy have four suspended players, but can still secure their place in the European Under-21 Championship quarter-finals with a win against Slovenia.

It kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT) in Maribor, as Slovenia are co-hosting the tournament.

The Azzurrini had a rough start with two draws, 1-1 against the Czech Republic and 0-0 with Spain.

In both those games, they had two men sent off, so Gianluca Scamacca and Nicolò Rovella sit out bans, along with Enrico Del Prato and Sandro Tonali.

The good news is that Riccardo Marchizza and Matteo Gabbia are back following their suspension against Spain.

Italy will reach the quarter-finals if they beat Slovenia, but a draw could also be enough if the Czech Republic don’t get the better of Spain.

Patrick Cutrone starts upfront for the third game running, but with Scamacca suspended, it’s Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori who steps in.

Between injuries and bans, there are only five outfield players on the Italy bench.

Italy U21: Carnesecchi; Lovato, Gabbia, Ranieri; Bellanova, Frattesi, Pobega, Maggiore, Sala; Raspadori, Cutrone

Italy bench: Plizzari, Cerofolini, Frabotta, Marchizza, Colombo, Pirola, Zappa

Slovenia U21: Vekic; Zinic, Brekalo, Karic, Kolmanic; Matko, Zaletel, Gnezda Cerin, Prelec; Elsnik, Medved

Slovenia bench: Turk, Leban, Rogelj, Stojinovic, Gorenc, Horvat, Petrovic, Celar, Svetlin, Ogrinec, Kolobaric, Ploj

Ref: Frankowski (POL)

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