Italy 0-3 Argentina
Goals: Martinez (28e), Di Maria (45e+1) and Dybala (90e+4) for the Albiceleste
Messi and Di María who martyr Donnarumma, there was a settling of accounts in the air at Wembley this Wednesday evening.
Organizations undoubtedly marked by an interminable season, the 22 actors began this Finalissima piano-piano. One exception: Nicolás Otamendi, who took care of distributing tampons to anyone who came in his way. A few courtesies later, Leo Messi opened the ball: after a ride offered to Giovanni Di Lorenzo, the Pulga delivered a caviar to Lautaro Martínez, who only had to push the leather to the bottom of the nets (0-1, 28e). Visibly much more concerned by the relative stakes of the evening, the Argentinians increased the score just before the break thanks to a dive from Ángel Di María (0-2, 45e+1).
Giorgio Chiellini came out at the break for his last selection, his friend Leonardo Bonucci almost offered the third pawn on a back pass before seeing Gianluigi Donnarumma save the bet on his line (56e). The Italian goalkeeper then had to chain the parades on attempts by Di María and Messi not to see his own sink completely (60e62e65e and 69e). The chalice to the dregs, the Nazionale even ended up cracking one last time a few seconds from the end on an unstoppable strike from Paulo Dybala (0-3, 90e+4).
Argentina logically won this Finalissima, 29 years after winning the second edition of this intercontinental match.
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma – Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini (Lazzari, 46e), Emerson-Pessina (Spinazzola, 62e), Jorginho, Barella – Bernardeschi (Locatelli, 46e), Belotti (Scamacca, 46e), Raspadori. Coach : Roberto Mancini.
Argentina (4-3-3): Martinez – Molina, Romero (Pezzella, 84e), Otamendi, Tagliafico – Lo Celso (Dybala, 90e+1), Rodríguez, De Paul (Palacios, 76e) – Messi, Martinez (Álvarez, 84e), Di María (González, 90e+1). Coach : Lionel Scaloni.