Friday, June 2, 2023

Bruno Zapelli, another Argentine who has done his business with Italy: he started in the U-21 triumph

Cordovan, a footballer from Belgrano, played 59 minutes in a 2-0 victory over Serbia.

Although his debut with a goal in the 2-1 defeat against England in Naples received all the bows, Mateo Retegui was not the only Argentinean player who wore the shirt of the Italian wing for the first time in these hours: Bruno Zapelli from Córdoba made his debut on Friday in the U-21 team that Serbia was defeated 2-0 in a friendly played in Backa Topola.

The midfielder started from Belgrano and performed well during the 59 minutes he was on the pitch at the TSC Arena: he interacted well with his teammates and showed some flashes of his talent. At 14 minutes into the plugin he was replaced by Caietano Pio Oristanio, one of the great promises of Italian football.

The Azzurra are preparing for the European Under-21 Championship, which will take place in Georgia and Romania between June 21 and July 8. In this last step of the training, the coach Paolo Nicolato is trying to see the players, who until now had little or no action in the selected team. For this reason, on Friday, he gave this opportunity to Zapelli, who will turn 21 on May 21, and also made his due in midfield to Nicolò Pierozzi and Reggina striker Thomas Baldanzi.

“We had the opportunity to see several boys working: they all played a good game, since many of them were playing together for the first time. I saw a great use of all: whoever comes in, adapts very easily. They looked like they had been playing for a long time”, stressed Nicolato after the match that his team from the end it dominated at the end and thanks to two goals scored by Samuele Mulattieri, the Frosinone striker.

Bruno Zapelli made his debut for the Italy under-21 team. Photo: Giuoco Calcio Italian Federation.

The next friendly of the Italian under-21 team will be on Monday at 3:00 am (Argentina), when they will host Ukraine at the Oreste Granillo stadium in Reggio Calabria. Zapelli, born in Villa Carlos Paz, who is one of the key players in the Belgrano team that was promoted to the professional league last year and who represented Argentina’s under-15 and under-15 teams, is expected to add minutes again. .

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