Donnarumma plays first game of the season with Italy

Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to start when Italy host Bulgaria at the Artemio Franchi, which will be the Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper’s first game this season.

The 22-year-old moved from Milan to PSG on a free transfer this summer, after starring at EURO 2020 with Italy, playing a big role when the Azzurri needed penalties to win in the semi-finals and the Final at Wembley.

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However, that was his last competitive game, as life started slowly with the Ligue 1 giants in the French capital.

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has decided to stay with Keylor Navas in goal and Donnarumma, who signed a deal until June 2026 at Parc des Princes, has yet to make his Ligue 1 debut.

“Only one goalkeeper can play and this is one of the decisions I have to make, like many others,” Pochettino told reporters after the League win at Brest. “We will go ahead making choices each time.”

But Donnarumma is now back at Coverciano with Italy, where he’s a protagonist in Roberto Mancini’s team, as the Azzurri prepare for tonight’s World Cup Qualifier against Bulgaria.

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