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Italy already foresees Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus exit

Posted Friday, April 19, 2019 by Marca.com61 hits

Juventus' elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Ajax came as a monumental surprise, although it may well carry more consequences than anybody realised on the night as Italy is already foreseeing Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus exit. The Portuguese forward was brought in specifically to push the Bianconeri over the line in Europe this season, and after being eliminated at the hand...Full Story »

Italy boss Mancini focusing on crucial games

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by PA21 hits

Roberto Mancini expects Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bosnia and Greece in June to be “fundamental games for the group.”Italy posted a second successive win at the start of their qualifying campaign by brushing aside Liechtenstein 6-0 in Parma.Liechtenstein played the second half with 10 men after Daniel Kaufmann was sent off, but Italy had already inflicted too much dam...Full Story »

Italy hammer Liechtenstein as Quagliarella makes goalscoring return

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by PA16 hits

Italy posted a second successive win at the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by brushing aside Liechtenstein 6-0 in Parma.Fabio Quagliarella became Italy’s oldest international goalscorer at 36 when he converted the first of two penalties.Liechtenstein played the second half with 10 men after Daniel Kaufmann was sent off for conceding the second spot-kick, but Italy had already...Full Story »

Italy coach Roberto Mancini talks up Moise Kean following Finland win

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA22 hits

Italy coach Roberto Mancini hailed teenage goalscorer Moise Kean’s “enormous potential” after his side’s 2-0 win against Finland.The Azzurri launched their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with victory thanks to Nicolo Barella and Kean, who scored their first goals for their country in either half at the Friuli Stadium in Udine.Mancini was rewarded for turning to youth ...Full Story »

Italy 2 Finland 0: Young stars Kean and Barella inspire victory

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by Goal.com42 hits

Nicolo Barella and Moise Kean scored their first international goals as Italy cruised to a 2-0 win over Finland in Group J. Italy started their Euro 2020 qualification campaign in style as Nicolo Barella and Moise Kean scored their first international goals in a 2-0 victory over Finland. Having failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and put in a lacklustre showing in the Nations League, Ital...Full Story »

Italy begin Euro 2020 qualifying with victory against Finland

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA20 hits

Nicolo Barella and Moise Kean scored in either half as Italy launched their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 2-0 win against Finland in Udine.Barella gave Italy a flying start at the Friuli Stadium by opening the scoring in the seventh minute and Juventus winger Kean’s effort in the second period sealed the victory.Barella struck with a deflected shot from outside the penalty area...Full Story »

Italy vs Finland - Barella wary of Finland as Italy start qualifiers

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 by PA39 hits

Nicolo Barella believes Italy face a tricky start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign against Finland.The 22-year-old Cagliari midfielder is one of the newcomers in Roberto Mancini’s Italy squad as they look to bounce back after missing out on last summer’s World Cup.A play-off defeat to Sweden kept Italy out of the tournament for the first time since 1958.Mancini’s men star...Full Story »

Result was more than deserved, says Italy’s Mancini after 1-0 win over USA

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by PA34 hits

Italy coach Roberto Mancini admitted he had feared another goalless draw after his side’s 1-0 friendly win against USA in Belgium.Mancini named a new-look side as he continues to experiment with his options and they were indebted to late substitute Matteo Politano’s stoppage-time goal.The Inter Milan winger, on loan from Sassuolo, struck in the fourth minute of added time after stepp...Full Story »

Italy 1 - 0 USA: Politano earns Italy victory over USA with late winner

Posted Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by PA46 hits

Late substitute Matteo Politano’s stoppage-time goal clinched Italy a 1-0 win in their friendly against the United States in Belgium.The Inter Milan winger, on loan from Sassuolo, struck in the fourth minute of added time after stepping off the bench in the 87th minute.Italy failed to qualify for the Nations League finals at the weekend after a 0-0 stalemate against Portugal and Roberto Ma...Full Story »

Italy vs USA - Mancini set to give crop of young players a chance as Italy face USA

Posted Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PA46 hits

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini is expected to take a look at the next generation in Tuesday’s friendly against the USA in Belgium.The Azzurri failed to qualify for last summer’s World Cup finals and did not progress in the Nations League after a frustrating goalless draw in Milan against Portugal on Saturday.Juventus striker Moise Kean, Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, fellow...Full Story »

Italy 0 - 0 Portugal: Portugal seal Nations League Finals spot after Italy stalemate

Posted Sunday, November 18, 2018 by PA73 hits

Portugal sealed their place in the Nations League Finals after holding group rivals Italy to a goalless draw in Milan.Fernando Santos’s side, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo for their second-successive Group A3 clash, needed only a point to qualify and got the job done after showing little desire to win the match.It proved a frustrating evening for Roberto Mancini’s side, who had ...Full Story »

Italy vs Portugal - Chiellini revelling in the drama as he eyes his 100th cap

Posted Friday, November 16, 2018 by PA89 hits

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini is revelling in the drama of the Nations League as he eyes his 100th cap.The Juventus defender could reach the milestone against Portugal on Saturday exactly 14 years since he made his debut against Finland.Italy, second in the Nations League A3, need to win in Milan but if Portugal avoid defeat they will go through to the finals and Chiellini is enjoyin...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini looking for improvement after Italy clinch late Poland win

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA72 hits

Roberto Mancini felt his Italy side should have seen Poland off well before the stoppage-time winner which earned a narrow 1-0 victory in Chorzow.Cristiano Biraghi struck in the second minute of added time to earn the Azzurri victory and relegate Poland from Nations League League A Group 3.Lorenzo Insigne’s corner was flicked on by Kevin Lasagna and Biraghi turned the ball in at the back p...Full Story »

Poland 0 - 1 Italy: Cristiano Biraghi earns Italy late victory over Poland

Posted Monday, October 15, 2018 by PA65 hits

Cristiano Biraghi struck in the second minute of added time as Italy snatched their first win in the Nations League by edging out Poland 1-0 in Chorzow.It looked set to be a frustrating evening for the Azzurri, who dominated possession and spurned a glut of gilt-edged opportunities.However, Biraghi slid at the back post to steer home Kevin Lasagna’s flick on from a corner with only seconds...Full Story »

Former Italy star Antonio Cassano announces retirement... again

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2018 by ESPN98 hits

Antonio Cassano has announced his retirement from playing for the second time, only five days after he had begun training with third-tier club Virtus Entella. Ex-Italy international forward Cassano, whose club career included spells with AC and Inter Milan and Real Madrid, last played competitively for Sampdoria in 2016. The 36-year-old, who trained with Verona last summer -- after which he ...Full Story »

Poland vs Italy - Bonucci warns Italy not to lose focus against Poland

Posted Saturday, October 13, 2018 by PA87 hits

Defender Leonardo Bonucci has warned his Italy team-mates not to make life complicated for themselves by failing to get the better of Poland in their Nations League clash. The Azzurri were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine in a friendly at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Wednesday night, a match which saw tributes paid to the victims of the Ponte Morandi collapse in Genoa. Italy...Full Story »

Italy 1 - 1 Ukraine: Roberto Mancini calls for Italy to be more clinical following draw with Ukraine

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by PA77 hits

Italy boss Roberto Mancini admitted his team must be more clinical after allowing Ukraine to fight back and earn a 1-1 draw on an emotional night at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.Ahead of Wednesday night’s friendly, a wreath had been laid at the Ponte Morandi, where 43 people were killed in August, with the message ‘The Azzurri with Genoa in their hearts’.Just before the interval a...Full Story »

Italy held by Ukraine as tributes are paid to Genoa bridge victims

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2018 by PA73 hits

Italy and Ukraine played out a 1-1 draw in their friendly at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, which saw tributes paid to those who died in the Genoa motorway bridge collapse.In the build-up to Wednesday’s match, a wreath had been laid at the Ponte Morandi, where 43 people were killed during August, with the message ‘The Azzurri with Genoa in their hearts’.Just before half-time, every...Full Story »

Portugal 1 - 0 Italy: Roberto Mancini: Italy were not outplayed by Portugal

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA110 hits

Italy coach Roberto Mancini insisted his side were not inferior to Portugal, despite slipping to a 1-0 Nations League defeat in Lisbon.The European champions, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their campaign under way with a slender victory in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.Portugal did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed sid...Full Story »

Cristiano Ronaldo misses out but Portugal open with win over Italy

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by PA44 hits

Portugal, without talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, got their Nations League campaign under way with a 1-0 victory against Italy in their Group A3 clash at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.Portugal did not have to get out of second gear to take the points against a much-changed side fielded by Roberto Mancini.After a dominant first-half display, the hosts finally made the breakthrough at the start of th...Full Story »

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