Italy has to win. Romania could be okay with a draw. Regardless, Romania will play for a draw and hope to pull off a counter attack winner. Straight to the point – Italy wins 1 to 0.
Donadoni, start Del Piero and Di Natale along with Toni up front. Bench Camoranesi, though I think he’s a great player for a knockout game. For the midfield, it should be Pirlo, Gattuso and De Rossi. Bench Ambrosini. And if you are feeling like being even more aggressive, which you should be since Romania is not going to put as much pressure in midfield, I’d start Aquilani in place of Gattuso. De Rossi can play the holding midfield role. Start Zambrotta at right back and Grosso at left back. Chiellini and Barzagli in the middle.
Romania – do what you did with France and hope you can get a goal off a dead ball. Contra, Chivu, Rat and Tamas did a great job in the last game.
Pre-game prediction: Italy 1 Romania 0