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Marco Verratti’s reaction after Italy’s defeat by North Macedonia in the semifinals of the 2022 World Cup play-offs at Renzo Barbera (24/3/2022).
As the host with all the statistical advantages, Roberto Mancini’s fleet lost 0-1 through an injury time goal.
Aleksandar Trajkovski netted Gianluigi Donnarumma’s goal through a long-range shot.
The scheme is only through three touches starting from a kick on the goal of their goalkeeper.
Ironically, Italy fired 32 shots throughout the match, while Macedonia only had 4 attempts.
As a result, the Italian national team entered the abyss of regret only 8 months after holding the Euro 2020 championship party.