Italy versus Austria football match highlight….
At first let’s see Italy versus Austria football match highlight….
It was as if Austria had built an impenetrable wall. Nothing was happening. Eventually Italy found the net in extra time. Another after a while. For the first time in the group stage of the European Championship, Peru team reduced the gap towards the end. However, Roberto Mancini’s touch could not stop the Italians who became invincible.
Italy advanced to the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win in the last 16 at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday night. Their goal scorers are two substitutes. Matteo Pessina increased the lead after Federico Chiesa broke the deadlock. Sasa Kalazic scored the only goal for Austria.
Italy broke a 82-year-old record with this great victory; A record of being undefeated in their own history. The team remained unbeaten in 31 consecutive matches. They last lost in 2018, in the League of Nations against Portugal.
They set a previous record of being unbeaten in 30 matches between 1935 and 1939.
Italy, who have conceded seven goals in three group stage matches, will have to be on the defensive to hold on, with Austria set to be 100 per cent successful in the first half.
Despite the pressure from the start in offensive football, Immobile-Insignia could not create any sure chances. In the seventeenth minute Niccolo Barella had a chance; However, goalkeeper Bachman blocked his shot with his foot. Forgetting the bitter taste of the rate, Italy got their best chance in the first half in the 32nd minute. But a shot from the mouth of Chiro Immobile’s D-box was blocked in the post.
Only two of the 12 shots they took for the goal before the break were on target, though neither of them made the opponent think so.
Busy attacking throughout the first half, Austria got the first half-chance in the 56th minute. However, David Alabar’s free kick went just over the crossbar. Marco Arnautovic stunned Italy in the 65th minute and sent the ball into the net. However, he was offside for a short time and the 1968 champions survived.
After a while, tension spread in the Italian D-box again. This time, the Austrian players strongly appealed for a penalty when Stefan Liner fell due to Pessina’s obstruction. However, as can be seen in the VAR, the defender liner was offside before him.
Great Italy in the group stage looked a bit tired in the second half. Manchini changed the pair at the end of the allotted time to increase the edge of the attack. Immobile and Dominico Berardi replaced by Andrea Bellotti and Chiesa.
Chiesa led the team with great skill in the fifth minute of extra time. The Juventus forward scored with a left-footed corner kick, controlling the ball with his right foot at the touch of his right foot after the Spinsolar cross was found on the right side of the box six yards out.
Pessina doubled the lead after 10 minutes. Belotti was trying to dodge two defenders in the D-box, but the midfielder of Atalanta found the address with a strong corner kick in the six-yard box after getting the ball in his gap.
Pessina, who was not supposed to play here in the tournament, scored two goals. He was not in Mancini’s first-announced squad, but was later ruled out due to injury by midfielder Stefano Sensei. He scored the only winning goal in the starting XI against Wales in the third match of the group stage.
In the 114th minute, Kalajic made it 2-1 with a header from a difficult corner. This was the first goal after 1168 minutes in the Italian net.
Italy will face the winner between Portugal and Belgium in the semi-finals.