ROME – Euro 2020 qualifications, Bosnia-Italy 0-3, goals: Francesco Acerbi at 20 ', Lorenzo Insigne at 36' and Andrea Belotti at 52 '.
Yet another National show. The team coached by Roberto Mancini, despite the qualification for Euro 2020 already in his pocket , also gave a show in Bosnia beating the hosts with a net three to zero. The race was decided by goals from Acerbi, at the first marking in the National, of Insigne and Belotti . With this success, Mancini enters by right into the history of the Italian national football team: no one had ever won ten games in a row. The Azzurri have overcome the absolute primacy of 1938/1939 with Pozzo as ct.
The ten consecutive victories are not the only record of the evening. Mancini won his 12th game out of 19, equaling Trapattoni and Sacchi. Italy had never won all nine matches of a qualifying group for Europeans. Considering only the elimination rounds for access to the European Championships, the victory against Bosnia is the 13th consecutive in qualifying matches.
Considering only the elimination rounds for the access to the Europeans, the victory against Bosnia is the 39th consecutive useful result without defeat in qualifying matches. Italy has achieved the record of victories (9) in a calendar year (equaling the primacy established in 1990, 1994, 2000 and 2003). Finally, Italy has also achieved the record of consecutive victories (9) in a calendar year (absolute primacy).
The match report, Italy's show in Bosnia: goals for Acerbi, Insigne and Belotti. Debut for Castrovilli and Gollini.
Azzurri in the field in Bosnia for the penultimate day of qualifying for Euro 2020. The race has the value of a friendly match because Italy is already qualified for the next European championship while Bosnia is already eliminated.
Italy takes the field with "the new Pirlo" Sandro Tonali from the first minute. In the field also Florenzi, a footballer who is never playing with Roma. Mancini has deployed the Azzurri with Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Acerbi, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Tonali; Bernardeschi, Belotti and Insigne.
The hosts respond with Sehic; Kvrzic, Kovacevic, Bicakcic, Kolasinac; Cimirot, Pjanic, Besic; Visca, Dzeko and Krunic.
The first chance to score was created by Bosnia in the 3 ′. Bicakcic hit his head with a sure shot, on a corner action, but Donnarumma was good at raising a corner kick. At 17 ', Bernardeschi anticipated Kolasinac but his shot on goal was deflected for a corner kick by Sehic.
Italy in the lead at 20 '. Bernardeschi was the author of a great game on the left wing, then the ball came to Barella who served Acerbi in the center area. The Lazio defender got rid of an opponent with a feint and beat the opposing goalkeeper with an extremely angular right foot. First goal in the national team for the biancocelesti center.
Italy double up to 36 '. Belotti served a nice ball to Insigne, the Napoli striker kicked out quickly by beating the opposing goalkeeper. The first half ended on the result of two to zero for Italy. Tris of the Azzurri in the 52 ′, Barella's filtering pass for Belotti, the Toro striker beat the opposing goalkeeper with a right-footed shot.
In the final game, Roberto Mancini wanted to make Fiorentina midfielder Castrovilli and the Atalanta goalkeeper Gollini debut in the national team. It's over, the Azzurri have won their ninth consecutive game in these qualifications for Euro 2020.
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