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VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN – NOVEMBER 12: Davide Zappacosta of Italy in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G Qualifiers football match between Liechtenstein and Italy at the Rheinpark Stadion on November 12, 2016 in Vaduz,Liechtenstein . (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Davide Zappacosta Proved How Good He Really Is

The Torino fullback was delightful to watch throughout the match. The 24-year-old seemed to never put a foot wrong out on the right flank and was instrumental in many of Italy’s attacking movements. While those who follow Serie A know of his potential, many neutral viewers taking in the match were left speechless with the Zambrotta-esque play of the young fullback. Italy struggled to put any real attacking threat together in the first half but it seemed their best option was to hit Zappacosta on the overlapping run. His speed seemed to be too much for Albania to handle as he sent in plenty of crosses and made everything he did in possession look easy. Defensively, Zappacosta never really put a foot wrong the entire match. While he did enjoy making the overlapping runs, it was clear that he valued his defensive duties just as much. Clear man of the match performance from a player who will likely be moving on to a bigger club come the summer transfer window.

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