Italy are riding a massive high after their stunning victory over Belgium in their first match of Euro 2016. Now they're looking to ride that momentum to a second straight win and a spot in the knockout rounds, but they're going to have to face Sweden's one man army to get the job done -- a one man army named Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Italy's defense was in excellent form against Belgium, though, and the Corps de Juventus should be up to the task of keeping Ibra at bay. It will be up to the rest of the squad to break down a resolute Swedish side that Ireland struggled to break down in a 1-1 draw that required a moment of magic for Sweden to concede. Given Italy's struggles against an out-of-sorts Belgium defense, that task might be easier said than done.
Will we see Lorenzo Insigne?
That's going to be very dependent on the game situation. He's not going to start unless Antonio Conte was paying attention to how awful Eder was against Belgium -- odds are that didn't happen -- so the Napoli forward will be looking at a hopeful role off the bench again. He didn't get summoned against Belgium, but Italy weren't chasing a goal and while a second goal would have been useful, holding possession high via Ciro Immobile was Conte's preferred route to success. If Italy are chasing a goal or Conte feels like playing add-on, we'll see Insigne. Otherwise, probably not, no.
TV: ESPN (U.S. - English), ESPN Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, RAI Uno, RSI La 2 (Italy), SVT 1 (Sweden), ITV 1 (U.K.)
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Match Date/Time: Friday, 9 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. local
Venue: Stadium de Toulouse, Toulouse, France