Italy and Spain played to a 1-1 draw in Udine last night. It was absolutely fantastic to be able to come down to Italy and cover the national team again. Whenever I have the opportunity to work beside other Italian photographers I always have a great time and walk away impressed with how friendly everyone is.
As far as the game goes to me it seemed like Italy had the better of it. I did both halves with Italy attacking towards me and it seemed like they had the most opportunities. I was very impressed by both Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi. Their introduction in the second half really improved Italy’s attacking abilities. I think that, between his performance last night and his performances all season with Napoli, Lorenzo Insigne not only has his ticket to the Euro booked but also a place on the first team.
After Italy took the lead Spain immediately equalized. I think a lot of the photographers on my end missed it. One of the big differences between how they work in Italy and Sweden is that in Italy everyone has their laptops out throughout the match. In Sweden some people will transmit images live from their cameras, while the rest tend to only send out images from their laptops at half time and after the game. In Italy the photographers are constantly swapping out memory cards from their cameras and editing and submitting images during play.
Now I got a few days off to enjoy down here in Italy, then I will fly back to Sweden and cover the friendly match between Sweden and Czech Republic next Tuesday at Friends Arena.
Thanks for stoping by!