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Ruthless Italy Demolish Liechtenstein at the Ennio Tardini
Image Source The second Euro qualifiers match action for the Italian national team who went into this fixture against Liechtenstein as the favorites to get the job done. With lots of confidence from their win against Finland on Saturday, it was a matter of time for them to completely demolish Liechtenstein a few hours ago. Italy and Liechtenstein went against each other in their second qualifiers match action, a game that finally turned out to be a match of total destruction by the Italians. Brief Post-Match Analyses As usual, it was yet another exciting atmosphere in this competition at the Ennio Tardini, with the fans buzzing and ready for the game. On paper, Italy were obviously the favorites to get the win which they did with all pleasure and ruthlessness. The game began and as expected, England started in a 4-3-3 formation, while Liechtenstein lined up in a 4-4-2 formation. The game started and Italy began on the front foot, creating lots of chances before finally getting the awaited first goal very early in the game and then going on to complete the destruction, as they keep fighting for Euro qualification. Liechtenstein didn’t pose much of a threat for the Italians as they only had 22% of the ball, 3 shots overall and only 1 on target. Sensi opened the scoring for the match in the 17th minute, rising highest to put in a powerful header from a beautiful cross to beat the keeper in his near post. A great first goal to what became a goal scoring galore for the Italians. Verratti scored a beautiful goal to double the home team lead in the 32nd minute. Some very good combination of dribbling and ball control to find space to release a well-placed shot to find the far bottom corner. What a great goal by the PSG man. Quagliarella made it three 3 minutes later from the penalty spot after the ball was handled in the box. Quagliarella doubled his goal tally for the match seconds before half time and made it an almost impossible task for the away team, from the penalty spot yet again. Kean made it 5 for Italy in the 69th minute, positioning himself well to head in the second ball header. Pavoletti completed the obliteration in the 76th minute, racing quickly enough to ensure the ball cross the line after the goalkeeper made a good save to stop an initial header. It was the final score for the match and a goal that capped a fine ad ruthless performance by the Italians who are under Mancini as their coach. Another solid win for the Italian national team, but this time, they did step their game up and showed ruthlessness in their second Uefa Euro qualifier action. Mancini has gotten them to play very well at the moment which will is a big positive for them when the Euro 2020 begins. Like I have been doing in this Euro qualifiers post-match analyses series, let us briefly take a look at the results of the other qualification match actions which took place yesterday as well… Spain defeated Malta 2-0. Goals by Morata in the 31st and 73rd minute were enough to get the deserved victory. Romania, Ireland, Finland, all won their respective fixtures, while Norway vs Sweden, Switzerland vs Denmark, and Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Greece finished in a draw respectively. And that is a wrap… What do you think about these games? I would love to read your own opinions… Enjoy your day.