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Italy 2 – Austria 1: Visitors unable to get win at Wembley Stadium

Italy vs. Austria

Italy move to the next round of the European Championship after a rewarding victory against Austria, winning 2-1 on the day

After a goalless first half, Both teams struggled to produce anything in the second half and the game ended 0-0.

Although the game concluded 0-0 extra time was necessary, since both teams were tied. Fortunately in the the first half of extra time Italy, with Chiesa giving Italy the lead in the 95th minute, finalising the first half of extra time 1-0.

In the the second half of extra time Italy, thanks to a goal from Pessina, 105 minutes in. Austria in turn, then responded in the 114th minute increasing their lead with an effort from Kalajdzic, finalising the game at 2-1.

For Italy, Locatelli, Pessina, Chiesa, Belotti and Cristante, came on for Verratti, Barella, Immobile, Berardi and Insigne. Austria brought on Schöpf, Kalajdzic, Schaub, Gregoritsch, Ilsanker and Trimmel, to replace Baumgartner, Arnautovic, Grillitsch, Schlager, Laimer and Lainer.

There were bookings for Di Lorenzo and Barella from Italy, and Arnautovic, Hinteregger and Dragović, for Austria.

Italy now march on to the next stage, having dispatched their opponents in the last. This was a result that will give them renewed confidence going forward.

Technical card:
Italy: Donnarumma, Acerbi, Bonucci, Spinazzola, Di Lorenzo, Jorginho, Verratti (Locatelli, min.68), Barella (Pessina, min.68), Insigne (Cristante, min.108), Immobile (Chiesa, min.84) and Berardi (Belotti, min.84)
Austria: Bachmann, Hinteregger, Dragović, Alaba, Lainer (Trimmel, min.114), Grillitsch (Schaub, min.106), Schlager (Gregoritsch, min.106), Sabitzer, Baumgartner (Schöpf, min.90), Laimer (Ilsanker, min.114) and Arnautovic (Kalajdzic, min.97)
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Goals: Chiesa (1-0, min. 95), Pessina (2-0, min. 105) and Kalajdzic (2-1, min. 114)

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