5 Nerazzurri play for Italy, as Darmian scores. Asllani at Euro 2024 with Albania
Team— Nov 17th 2023
The defender broke the deadlock. Acerbi, Barella, Dimarco and Frattesi involved, too
It was an evening of important international fixtures for many Nerazzurri players with their respective national teams in Euro 2024 qualifying. There was a big win for Italy, who beat North Macedonia at the Olimpico in Rome on the penultimate matchday in Group C. Ahead of their crucial six-pointer with Ukraine on Monday, the Italian National team won 5-2 thanks to Matteo Darmian's header, which broke the deadlock, a Chiesa brace and goals from Raspadori and El Shaaraway. Italy are now second in Group C with 13 points, tied with the Ukrainians. In addition to Darmian, Francesco Acerbi, Nicolò Barella and Federico Dimarco also played the entire 90 minutes, the latter two also providing three assists, two for the midfielder and one for the winger. Davide Frattesi, who came on in the second half, played 34 minutes. In the late afternoon, Kristjan Asllani's Albania mathematically sealed qualification to the European Championships, with a 1-1 draw away to Moldova enough. The midfielder played the full game.