Euro 2020, Italy vs Austria: Five key players who could decide the fate of the match – Italy maintained a perfect record in the group stages of the Euro 2020 as they didn’t concede a single goal in any of the three matches.
Roberto Mancini’s side touched their own record of being unbeaten in the last 30 matches and will surpass that record if they get the better of Wales on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium.
Ciro Immobile (Italy):
Ciro Immobile got the preference by the manager over Andrea Belotti and has repaid the faith with two goals and one assist in two matches.
The 31 year old has been in ruthless form both his country and clubs and has one of the best shot conversion rates in the ongoing tournament.
Every Azzuri fans would be hoping for an Immobile goal as Italy has never lost a match whenever he has found the back of the net.
Lorenzo Insigne (Italy):
Immobile will find support from Lorenzo Insigne as the Napoli winger is set to return to the starting lineup against Austria.
Austria had a clean sheet against Ukraine but it would be hard for them to keep Insigne and Co. under the wraps.
Leonardo Spinazzola (Italy:
Leonardo Spinazzola has been a revelation since the start of the Euro 2020 and will start on the left side of the defence. He will combine with Insigne to keep the pressure on the opposition defence.
Austria has been the surprise package in Euro 2020 so far and will be trying to enjoy their moment when they take on Italy in the round of 16.
David Alaba (Austria):
Capable of playing in a number of position David Alaba holds the key in this match. The Austrian captain will be looking forward to creating some memorable moment for his country.
Marcel Sabitzer (Austria):
Marcel Sabitzer will start in the number 10 position and will be the main creative force for Austria in the round of 16. He has a tough task to cut out as the Azzuri doesn’t concede goals so easily.