With a 2-0 win over Bosnia last night, Italy overcame the Netherlands to win tickets to the UEFA Nations League semi-finals. Before the final match in Group 1 of the Nations League, Italy is 1 point ahead of the Netherlands and 2 points ahead of Poland. Therefore, they only need to win on Bosnia’s field to complete the task of winning tickets to the semi-finals of the tournament.
In the end, no surprises happened. After 90 minutes of the match, coach Mancini’s team won a gentle 2-0 victory over Bosnia with goals from Berardi and Belotti.
Italy’s victory left the Netherlands disappointed, though it overtook Poland with a score of 2-1. Thus, the Italian team will join Belgium, Spain and France to compete for the Nations League championship this season.
In this match, Italy still does not have the service of coach Mancini due to Covid-19 infection. Like the two games against Estonia and Poland, his assistant Alberico Evani is still in charge of directing the team.
Compared to the match against Poland a few days ago, Italy had only one change when Berardi started to replace Bernardeschi. This player joined with Belotti and Insigne to become the attacking trio of Italy.
Because Bosnia entered this match when he firmly grasped the relegation ticket, they were not really determined. Italy almost took the initiative and put pressure on the opponent. The visitors are not difficult to find the opening goal.
In the 22nd minute, after receiving an Insigne pass from the left flank, Belotti calmly handled the ball to hit Paric’s goalkeeper. With a score of 1-0, Italy took the lead.
Having an open goal, Italy played quite leisurely, but the opportunity still came with them. After 25 minutes, Berardi had a good chance to increase the lead to 2-0. After making the ball, the player launched the ball but was saved by the excellent goalkeeper Paric.
Step into the second half, the situation did not change. Italy still controls the game with a rather leisurely style of play, and Bosnia can not be determined to be strong. The Azzurri had a second goal in the 68th minute. Berardi broke the ball offside before volleying a volley into Bosnia.
With 2 goals, Italy is almost certain in winning hands. They are qualified enough to keep the score 2-0 until the referee whistle to end the match.