Italy and Norway will clash on Tuesday in the Euro Under-21 championships in Israel.
Italy—coming off a 4-0 drubbing of host Israel—is currently in first place in Group A with six points. The side has already punched a ticket to the semifinals, but will stay on top of Group A with one point on Tuesday.
Norway shocked England on Saturday, 3-1, with three different players from the side scoring before England's Craig Dawson scored a consolation goal off a penalty in the second half. Norway is second in Group A with four points.
Here's a look at the matchup in Jaffa on Tuesday.
Where: Bloomfield Stadium, Jaffa, Israel
When: Tuesday, June 11 at 12 p.m. ET
This should be a competitive match, and—given what Norway did against England—don't be surprised if it goes down to the wire.
Italy has looked strong on both sides of the ball, shutting out Israel and England in the championships. Midfielder Manolo Gabbiadini has been the top goal scorer for the Italians, scoring two goals on four shots in two games. Forward Ciro Immobile has created a lot of pressure up front, with six shots (four on goal) and two assists. Midfielder Lorenzo Insigne has also notched one goal on four shots. Goalkeeper Francesco Bardi has made six saves so far.
Norway's 3-1 victory over England was rather surprising. Indeed, England didn't come to play, but you have to credit Norway for a strong effort. This came after scoring a draw with Israel.
Norway will likely send out the same lineup against Italy as it did against England, with Manchester United midfielder Magnus Eikrem alongside Jo Inge Berget. Both Eikrem and Berget have scored a goal in the championships so far, with Berget notching five shots (three on goal). Defender Fredrik Berge, forward Marcus Pedersen and midfielder Harmet Singh has also scored for the side.
Norway goalkeeper Orjan Haskjold Nyland has eight saves so far, with three goals ceded. The defense will certainly need to be there for the Norwegians against red-hot Italy on Tuesday.
In any case, Israel is hoping Norway not only loses to Italy, but gets blown out. Israel needs to beat England on Tuesday and make up a six-goal difference between Norway to advance.
One thing's for sure: Norway will be mighty determined to do some damage against Italy after a confidence-builder against England.
Of course, don't expect Italy to give much way.