Although his debut with a goal in the 2-1 defeat against England in Naples took all the spotlights,
was not the only Argentine footballer who in these hours put on the Italian team's shirt for the first time:
Bruno Zapelli from Cordoba He made his debut on Friday in the U-21 team
that defeated Serbia 2-0 in a friendly played in Backa Topola.
The midfielder from Belgrano started and had a good performance during the 59 minutes he was on the pitch at the TSC Arena: he tuned in very well with his teammates and showed some flashes of his talent.
At 14 minutes into the plugin, he was replaced by Gaetano Pio Oristanio, one of the great promises of Italian football.
is preparing for the
European Under-21 Championship
that will take place in Georgia and Romania between June 21 and July 8.
In this last stage of the set-up, the coach Paolo Nicolato is trying to see the players who until now had little or no activity in the selected team.
For this reason,
on Friday he gave this chance to Zapelli
, who will turn 21 on May 21, and also made his debut for Reggina's midfielder Niccolò Pierozzi and Empoli striker Tommaso Baldanzi.
“We have had the opportunity to see several boys work: they all played a good game, considering that many of them were playing together for the first time.
I have seen a great application on the part of everyone: whoever enters, adapts with great ease.
It seemed like they had been playing together for a long time”, Nicolato highlighted after the match that his team dominated from end to end and won thanks to two goals scored by Samuele Mulattieri, Frosinone striker.
Bruno Zapelli started his debut for the Italy under-21 team.
Photo: Giuoco Calcio Italian Federation.
The next friendly commitment of the Italian under-21 team will be on Monday at 3:00 p.m. (Argentina time), when they will host Ukraine at the Oreste Granillo stadium in Reggio Calabria.
Zapelli, born in Villa Carlos Paz, who was one of the key players in the Belgrano team that was promoted to the Professional League last year and who represented the Argentine sub-15 and sub-15 teams is expected to add minutes again. -17.
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