Italy Secure place at Euro 2020 as Spain waits


Greece’s defender Panteleimon Chatzidiakos (L) fights for the ball with Italy’s ahead Lorenzo Insigne (R) throughout the Group J qualifier soccer match between Italy and Greece at the Stadio Olimpico stadium in Rome, on October 12, 2019. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

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Italy turned the second workforce to qualify for Euro 2020 after a 2-Zero win over Greece on Saturday, whereas three-time champions Spain edged nearer to the finals regardless of conceding a stoppage-time equaliser away to Norway.

According totthe Guadian, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho dispatched a second-half penalty as Italy, sporting inexperienced kits for simply the second time in historical past, registered a seventh straight win in Group J.

The Azzurri, who did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup, added a second in Rome on 78 minutes by a deflected strike from Juventus ahead Federico Bernardeschi.

Roberto Mancini’s facet joined Belgium within the draw for subsequent year’s finals, the place Italy will play their first two group video games at the Stadio Olimpico.

Spain dropped their first factors in Group F as Joshua King transformed a 94th-minute spot-kick to rescue a 1-1 draw for Norway following a foul by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on Omar Elabdellaoui.

Sergio Ramos broke the Spanish worldwide appearances file as he received his 168th cap in Oslo to overhaul Iker Casillas.

The guests led when Saul Niguez slammed residence from 20 yards moments after half-time however Spain had been denied a seventh win in a row as King’s equaliser stored Norway within the operating.

“It’s a real pain to lose points in the final seconds. It’s complicated to play against a team who knew that if they lost they were pretty much out,” stated Spain captain Ramos.

Norway final certified for a serious event at the 2000 European Championship and are fourth within the group, 4 factors adrift of neighbours Sweden with three video games to play.

Sebastian Larsson netted two spot-kicks as Sweden cruised to a 4-Zero rout of Malta to reclaim second place behind Spain. Marcus Danielson broke the impasse on 11 minutes in Ta’ Qali and residential skipper Andrei Agius additionally scored an personal objective.

Romania stay a degree behind Sweden following a 3-Zero win within the Faroe Islands secured by second-half targets from George Puscas, Ionut Mitrita and Claudiu Keseru.

Schmeichel denies Switzerland
Kasper Schmeichel produced a collection of fantastic saves as Denmark defeated Switzerland 1-Zero to drag degree with the Republic of Ireland in Group D.

Leicester City goalkeeper Schmeichel pulled off excellent stops to disclaim Granit Xhaka, Admir Mehmedi and Ricardo Rodriguez earlier than Yussuf Poulsen grabbed an 84th-minute winner for Denmark in Copenhagen.

The Danes moved as much as 12 factors alongside group leaders Ireland, who drew 0-Zero away to Georgia, whereas Switzerland are 4 factors off the tempo however with a recreation in hand.

“We battled for the whole game, there was a tremendous atmosphere. I think that was one of my best performances for Denmark,” stated Schmeichel.

Mick McCarthy’s Ireland couldn’t set up any momentum earlier within the day in Tbilisi and had been left pissed off by wayward ending from their few alternatives to interrupt the impasse.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina reignited their qualification hopes in Italy’s group with a 4-1 win over second-placed Finland.A brace from Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic and targets from Izet Hajrovic and Armin Hodzic pushed Bosnia to inside two factors of Finland.

Armenia blew the possibility to maneuver degree with the Finns as Liechtenstein substitute Yanik Frick cancelled out Tigran Barseghyan’s effort in a 1-1 attract Vaduz.



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