Italy clinch 2-1 win over Venezuela thanks to a brace from Retegui

Mar 22, 2024 786

At the home of Inter Miami, amidst the presence of Lionel Messi and with Jannik Sinner watching on in the stands of Fort Lauderdale's Chase Stadium, the national team secured a 2-1 victory against Venezuela in the first of two friendlies on American soil, courtesy of a brace from Mateo Retegui, reinforcing his strong candidacy for the striker role at EURO 2024.

For seventy minutes, Spalletti experimented with a three-man defence, presenting a modern style of play that doesn't confine players to fixed roles, but rather encourages constant movement and searching for spaces between the lines. The result was a game with some interesting moments and several errors from both sides.

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