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Italy officially qualify for the Euro 2020 finals

Italy Officially Qualify For The Euro 2020 Finals

After Belgium, Italy officially qualifiy for the Euro 2020 finals after winning 2-0 against the Greek team in Group J with three matches to spare.

In the series in Group J, Italy overtook Greece by 2-0, thanks to the goals of Jorginho and Federico Bernardeschi.

Chelsea’s Jorginho put Italy ahead from the spot in Rome after Andreas Bouchalakis handled and Federico Bernardeschi made it two with 10 minutes left.

Italy Jorginho Celebrates His Goal At Euro 2020

“It’s a fantastic result, especially considering all the horrible times we went through two years ago,” Jorginho, one of the goal scorers, was quoted as saying by Football Italia. “We deserved this achievement and are truly happy, because we wanted it so much and we fought for it.”

There was no debating the penalty, with Bouchalakis sticking out his left arm to block Lorenzo Insigne’s shot.

Italy’s qualification was secured in when Bernardeschi let fly from 25 yards, with his effort taking a slight deflection and nestling in the bottom corner. Insigne came close to adding a third, Alexandros Paschalakis producing another good save.

This victory helped Italy gain 21 absolute points after 7 matches, far ahead of the 3rd ranked team Armenia 10 points while the group stage only has 3 more matches to close.

Meanwhile, in Group F, Spain only achieved an unfortunate 1-1 draw against Norway, when the opponent scored the equalizer in injury time.

Josh King scored a dramatic added-time penalty for Norway to delay Spain’s qualification in Oslo.

Spain looked to have secured their place with a goal from Saúl Ñíguez but the referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot with seconds to go after Spain’s goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga collided with Omar Elabdellaoui.

Spain are six points clear of third place with three games to play in Euro 2020 finals.

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Sweden in second romped to a 4-0 away victory against the already eliminated Malta, with Sebastian Larsson scoring twice.

Romania put three past the Faroe Islands without reply and sit third in the group.


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