Italy v Bosnia-Herzegovina Match Report, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

Italy v Bosnia-Herzegovina Match Report, 11/06/2019, EC Qualification

Italy 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1: Insigne sparks Azzurri fightback

Edin Dzeko opened the scoring however Bosnia-Herzegovina had been unable to comprise Lorenzo Insigne as Italy prevailed on house soil.

Lorenzo Insigne impressed Italy to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over battling Bosnia-Herzegovina in an absorbing Euro 2020 qualifier in Turin on Tuesday.

Napoli star Insigne volleyed in a superb equaliser quickly after the interval and offered the cross for Marco Verratti’s decisive 86th-minute strike as Roberto Mancini’s males prolonged their profitable run to 5 matches.

Edin Dzeko had given the spectacular guests a 32nd-minute lead – the primary objective conceded by the Azzurri since October – and their efficiency merited at the very least a degree.

It was to not be, although, as Robert Prosinecki’s aspect misplaced floor on the highest two in Group J, by which Italy have taken most factors from their opening 4 matches.

Bullish from the start, Bosnia-Herzegovina may need been forward as early because the 18th minute had Leonardo Bonucci not dived to brilliantly block Edin Visca’s shot.

Dzeko offered the cross for that probability and roles had been reversed for the opener, the captain turning house after winger Visca broke to the byline.

Italy restored parity in beautiful type simply over three minutes after the restart as Insigne lashed a first-time volley into the bottom-left nook from Federico Bernardeschi’s nook.

Bosnia-Herzegovina bounced straight again onto the entrance foot with Giorgio Chiellini nodding an Eldar Civic header off the road, earlier than Salvatore Sirigu thwarted Visca.

Chiellini’s aerial prowess virtually paid dividends on the different finish within the 72nd minute, however Ibrahim Sehic positioned himself nicely to parry.

Italy funnelled their assault by means of one man, nevertheless, and Insigne unsurprisingly had a say within the winner, discovering midfielder Verratti free within the field for a measured, curling end into the bottom-right nook.

 

What does it imply? Azzurri strengthen grip on Group J

This was not a classic efficiency from a team that has advanced encouragingly in latest months and their 3-Zero weekend win in Athens was made to look much less glamorous by Armenia’s defeat of Greece elsewhere on Tuesday.

Regardless, it’s a end result that retains Italy three factors forward of second-placed Finland and 6 away from the teams outdoors the automated Euro 2020 qualifying positions.

Insigne the chief of Azzurri assault

Italy would possibly by no means have actually clicked at Allianz Stadium, however that was not a necessity with Insigne scoring and helping objectives.

The 28-year-old is just crucial determine in a ahead line that’s but to actually undertake a constant look below Mancini.

Quandary over Quagliarella

It doesn’t mirror nicely on Fabio Quagliarella that Italy scored so quickly after his half-time withdrawal, nor that the entrance three appeared extra fluid in his absence.

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He tallied simply 9 touches and one shot of word in his 45 minutes on the pitch – head coach Mancini may need persistence with peripheral shows from a younger participant, however not one in every of Quagliarella’s 36 years.

What’s subsequent?

Italy go to Armenia and Finland when qualifying resumes in September. Bosnia-Herzegovina head to Armenia following a house date with Liechtenstein.



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