Mancini has completely changed a team that took over after the fiasco of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, which was left out of the Italy for the first time in 60 years. After qualifying for the ‘Final
Four‘ of the Nations
League to be held next summer, the ‘Azzurra’Began with a convincing victory over Ireland
North (2-0) her journey to Qatar 2022. An appointment that the quadruple world champion does not want to miss.
In the 100th match of Leonardo
Bonucci as international, the Italy of Mancini added his twenty-third consecutive meeting without knowing the defeat. It was Cyrus
Immobile, current Golden Boot, the first to warn with an auction bitten to pass from Alessandro
Florenzi that he repelled as he could Bailey Peacock-Farrell. But at 15 ‘, again after a ball into the space of Florenzi, Domenico
Berardi beat his back to Stuart
Dallas and beat the goalkeeper Burnley with hardly any angle.
Immobile doubles the advantage
Italy dominated without problems with Manuel
Locatelli at the controls and made the second in 39 ‘, in a counter that culminated Immobile with a left foot to the short stick of Peacock-Farrell, who could do something else.
At 2-0, the Italians took a step back, allowing Ireland
North grow up and have their first chances. The first of them was born in a mistake with the feet of Gigi
Donnarumma who solved his own goal by denying the goal to Michael
Smith. The one from Castellammare di Stabia had to once again bring out his reflexes with a saving hand to a center-kick that was about to pass the goal line.
First three points for Italy on their path of redemption after the failure of 2018, which places those of Mancini seconds of Group C, after the victory of Switzerland on Bulgaria (3-1), who finished his game in 13 ’thanks to goals from Breel
Seferovic Y Steven
Despodov scored the Bulgarian honor goal in minute 47 ‘.