Italy maintains its good qualifying report for Euro 2020 to qualify for the ultimate subsequent summer season.
With six wins out of six in Group J, the Azzurri ought to ship Greece into bother with out an excessive amount of bother of their first recreation at Stadio Olimpico since 2015.
It didn’t totally work, the hosts struggled to defeat Greece, however a 2-Zero win was sufficient, with Jorginho scoring a penalty within the 63rd minute and substitute Federico Bernardeschi within the second half. assuring that he had 12 minutes left.
Greece began badly within the group with only one win and three losses of their earlier 4 matches.
They may have taken benefit within the 12th minute, nevertheless, when Dimitris Limnios discovered house on the appropriate facet of the realm and was denied by a robust hand from Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Greece had solely 28% of possession within the first half, however it was the one shot on objective, Leonardo Bonucci, Ciro Motionless and Nicolo Barella seeing all efforts blocked.
Nevertheless, the strain started to extend after the break and Alexandros Paschalakis was known as to cease for the primary time when Motionless headed Danilo D'Ambrosio's heart to the underside nook.
Lorenzo Insigne had already shot a large shot, however it was not an assault on protection and Efthimios Koulouris had a golden alternative to open the scoring on the hour of play after Limnios was allowed to run within the space and to cross couldn’t discover the goal.
Three minutes later, Italy made the breakthrough. Andreas Bouchalakis prolonged his left arm to dam Insigne's shot, and Jorginho had a relaxed conversion.
Italy's qualification was assured within the 78th minute when Bernardeschi dropped to 25 yards, his effort taking a slight deflection and huddling within the nook under.
Insigne failed so as to add a 3rd, Paschalakis realizing one other good backup, however they didn’t have to attend lengthy to rejoice a job properly finished.