Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi had a quiet night in Italy’s 2-0 win over Bulgaria yesterday.
Starting in the Azzurri’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria yesterday, the 33-year-old Italian had a calm night in the centre of the defense, alongside Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci.
The Biancocelesti defender, who played the full 90 minutes of the match, performed solid. He had a pass success rate of 95%, he committed three fouls, drew one foul, won one aerial duel and took one shot.
The 33-year-old Acerbi is not likely to be a stapled-on starter for Italy in this summer’s European Championship, with Juventus duo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini likely to remain consistently in Roberto Mancini’s starting eleven.
Yesterday’s win over Bulgaria was Acerbi’s 12th cap for the Azzurri, and his first ever in a World Cup qualifier.