UEFA EURO 2020 Qualifiers: Result ITALY 2 – 0 GREECE, Goals by Jorginho and Bernardeschi, Saturday 12 October 2019

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71% Ball Possession ITALY and 29% Ball Possession GREECE

Italy 2 – 0 Greece

63′ Jorginho (pen)
78′ Federico Bernardeschi

Tickets to sports events worldwideItaly qualifying for the UEFA EURO 2020 with three games to spare for the first time.  Italy leading Group J with 21 points after winning  the Matchday 7 defeating Greece on Saturday 12 October 2019 at the Olimpico di Roma Stadium in Rome, Italy.

This is a special victory for Italy Head Coach Roberto Mancini winning his 8th consecutive game with the Azzurri.  Italy leading Group J in the first position with 21 points winning all 7 games.  Finland following in the 2nd position with 12 points, Armenia in the 3rd position with 10 points, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 4th position with 10 points, Greece in the 5th position with 5 points, and Liechtenstein in the 6th position with 2 points.

European Qualifiers Group J Standing after Matchday 7
Teams Played Won Draws Lost For Against Goal difference Points
Italy 7 7 0 0 20 3 17 21
Finland 7 4 0 3 9 8 1 12
Armenia 7 3 1 3 13 12 1 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 7 3 1 3 16 12 4 10
Greece 7 1 2 4 7 12 -5 5
Liechtenstein 7 0 2 5 2 20 -18 2

Source: uefa.com

Italy is forced to make the first substitution in the 39th minute.  Federico Bernardeschi replacing Federico Chiesa for injury due to muscle problems.

Referee Sergey Karasev giving a penalty to Italy in the 62nd minute. The penalty is conceded by Andreas Bouchalakis after a handball inside the penalty area. It is Jorginho to convert the penalty defeating Greece goalkeeper Alexandros Paschalakis with a right footed shot in the bottom left corner.

Italy increasing the score in the 78th minute. It is Federico Bernardeschi to deliver a left footed shot all the way to the bottom left corner. The assist is by defender Leonardo Bonucci.

Here is ITALY official starting lineup – formation by Head Coach Roberto Mancini:

ITALY (4-3-3): Donnarumma; D’Ambrosio, Bonucci, Acerbi, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne.

Here is GREECE official starting lineup – formation by Head Coach Van’t Schip:

GREECE (4-3-1-2): Paschalakis; Bakakis, Chatzidiakos, Siovas, Stafylidis; Zeca, Kourbelis, Bouchalakis; Bakasetas; Limnios, Koulouris

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Football TicketsUEFA 2020 European Qualifiers
Qualifying Round – Group J
Matchday 7

Italy 2 – 0 Greece
Saturday 12 October 2019
Olimpico di Roma Stadium
Rome, Italy


Referee: Sergey Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vitali Meshkov (RUS)
Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)

Goals : 63′ Jorginho (I)(pen), 78′ Federico Bernardeschi (I)

Official lineups – formations:

ITALY: Donnarumma; D’Ambrosio, Acerbi, Bonucci, Spinazzola; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella (87’ Zaniolo); Chiesa (39’ Bernardeschi), Insigne, Immobile (79’ Belotti).

Substitutes: Sirigu, Meret, Biraghi, Cristante, Izzo, Grifo, Romagnoli, El Shaarawy.

Head Coach: Roberto Mancini.

GREECE: Paschalakis; Bakakis, Chatzidiakos, Siovas, Stafylidis; Bouchalakis (76’ Giannoulis), Kourbelis, Zeca; Bakasetas (80’ Mantalos); Limnios, Koulouris (67’ Donis).

Substitutes: Vlachodimos, Dioudis, Lampropoulos, Siopis, Fetfazidis, Galanopoulos, Pavlidis, Vrousai, Koutris.

Head Coach: John van’t Schip.

Attendance: 56,274.

Bookings: Chatzidiakos (G), Koulouris (G) and Bouchalakis (G).