Lorenzo PeL­Le­gRini

ITALy

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Fresh from a sen­sa­tional Serie A cam­paign, the mid­field all-rounder kept up the good work for the

Az­zur­rini, not only show­cas­ing his in­dus­try and flair for a well-timed for­ward run, but also by scor­ing with a spectacular over­head kick against Den­mark.

His per­for­mance in Italy’s vi­tal 1-0 win over Ger­many in the group phase – a vic­tory that se­cured qual­i­fi­ca­tion for the semis as group win­ners – hit all the right notes: tac­ti­cally dis­ci­plined, thought­ful in his dis­tri­bu­tion and a men­ace with his long-range shoot­ing.

Af­ter a heart scare four years ago, he has just re-signed for home­town club Roma af­ter two highly suc­cess­ful sea­sons with Sas­suolo and made his se­nior in­ter­na­tional de­but in June.

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