Nations League, false start of Italy: only 1-1 with Bosnia. The winning streak was interrupted.
Nations League, Italy debuted with a draw against Bosnia. By virtue of this result, the Azzurri's streak of consecutive victories stopped at 11.
The first post-Covid national team did not convince but it must also be said that Italy took the field without 2/3 of the starting midfield – both Jorginho and Verratti were missing – and with a poor physical condition.
Despite this, the Azzurri still had scoring chances to win the game but at the same time they gave their opponents several opportunities so in the end the draw is right.
Bosnia had taken the lead with a goal from Dzeko, able to beat Donnarumma on the development of a corner kick in favor of his team, but in the second half Sensi equalized the score on an assist from Insigne.
In the middle, one pole on each side. Bosnia hit him with Hodzic, while Italy hit him with Insigne.
In the other match of the group, the Netherlands won narrowly against Poland so the Azzurri are already forced to play a great match in Amsterdam to stay in the running for qualification for the Nations League final phase.
Sensi saves the Azzurri.
Italy returns to the field after practically a year. This slowdown was caused by Covid. The Azzurri make their debut in the Nations League against Bosnia. The choices of the two coaches.
ITALY (4-3-3) : Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Acerbi, Biraghi; Pellegrini, Sensi, Barella; Church, Belotti, Insigne. Ct. Mancini.
BOSNIA (4-3-3) : Sehic; Cipetic, Sunjic, Sanicanin, Kolasinac; Cimirot, Hadziahmetovic, Gojak; Visca, Dzeko, Hodzic. Ct. Bajevic.
The first scoring opportunity for Italy, at 6 ', was created by the Pellegrini-Insigne duo. The Roma player served a great assist to the Napoli player but Insigne's left didn't find Bosnia's door.
At 15 ', Belotti earned a nice free-kick from the edge of Bosnia's penalty area. Insigne's shot went out by a whisker.
At 22 ′, an unleashed Insigne served Federico Chiesa a golden assist but the home player, seeing as we are in Florence, kicked out with the right.
The first half ended on the result of zero to zero, few emotions in Florence.
Bosnia close to scoring in the 53rd minute. Hodzic used a Florenzi blunder to present himself in front of Donnarumma.
Hodzic dribbled the Milan goalkeeper but then hit the post from a tight angle. The Azzurri breathed a sigh of relief.
A pole also for the Azzurri in the 54th minute. Cross from the right by Chiesa and Insigne's safe header that ended on the post.
Bosnia ahead in the 57th minute. Dzeko scored with the left, from two steps, on the development of a corner kick in favor of his team.
Draw of the national team in the 67th minute. Insigne's cross from the left and Sensi's first intention shot deflected at the bottom of the net by a Bosnian defender.
In the final game, Mancini also threw Zaniolo, Immobile and Kean into the fray, but Italy did not go beyond the 1-1 against Bosnia.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano