Without a shadow of doubt, the main event of this Monday will be the game between Portugal and Italy, scheduled in the second round of UEFA Nations League. The first whistle of the game will be heard at 19:45, UK Time.
Portugal had a break in the first round and now they are looking for three points that will put them on the leading position. Cristiano Ronaldo is focusing on his Juventus career and decided to not join his national team for these two weeks. The Lusitans have faced Croatia four days ago in a five stars friendly game. The result was 1-1, both goals being scored in the first half.
Italy faced Poland in the opening round, getting only one point in front of the own fans. It was 1-1 at Stadio Renato Dall-Ara from Bologna, with Jorginho scoring the equalizer from penalty spot, after Zielinski opened the score for visitors before half time. The last meeting between these two sides took place in June 2015 and it was a friendly game. Portugal won 1-0 back then, with Eder scoring the winner after half time.
Portugal vs Italy probable lineups:
Portugal (4-2-3-1): Patricio - Cancelo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro - Carvalho, Neves - Silva, Pizzi, Guedes - Silva.
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma - Zappacosta, Bonucci, Chiellini, Criscito - Bonaventura, Jorginho, Benassi - Bernardeschi, Belotti, Insigne.