ROME – Autorets, penalties, expulsions and … lots of Var. With a daring 4-2 Italy Under-20 beats Mali and flies into the semifinals of the World Cup.
Coach Nicolato's azzurrini in 11 against 10 for 70 minutes were met twice by Mali before the penalty of Pinamonti and the definitive 4-2, of Frattesi. In the recovery Plizzari for another penalty, is the third in this World Cup.
And now Italy will play against Ukraine on Tuesday.
Italy-Mali: the match report.
Networks: 12 ′ aut. Koné (I), 38 ′ Koita (M), 60 ′ Pinamonti (I), 79 ′ Camara (M), 83 ′ rig. Pinamonti (I), 84 ′ Frattesi (I)
ITALY (3-5-2): Plizzari; Cage, Del Prato, Ranieri; Bellanova, Frattesi, Esposito (68 ′ Bettella), Pellegrini, Tripaldelli; Scamacca, Pinamonti (88 ′ Olivieri). Coach: Nicolato
MALI (5-3-2): Koita Y .; Fofana (91 ′ Traorè M.), Camara, Diaby, Kanouté, Konan; Dramé (85 ′ Konté), Sissoko, Diakité; Koita S., Koné (70 ′ Traoré B.). Coach: Mamoutou Kane
Expelled: Diakité al 21 ′ for direct red
Notes: Plizzari parries the penalty to Koita at 96 '.
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