Italy 2-0 Poland: Italy extend winning run after Jorginho, Berardi goals


Roberto Mancini-less Italian team comfortably beat Poland in UEFA Nations League.

Italy have produced a comprehensive 2-0 win against Poland, who were hardly involved in the game.

Roberto Mancini was missing on the sidelines due to COVID 19 and Chicco Evani took the managerial responsibilities.

The hosts were handed a penalty shortly before the half-hour mark after Krychowiak’s foul on Andrea Bellotti. Another Calmly taken penalty from Jorginho put the Italians ahead.

Poland were hardly involved in the game while their talisman and the current top scorer in Europe this season Robert Lewandowski failed to make even a small impact.

The visitors had a tough day at the office Goralski was sent off for the accumulation of two yellow cards.

Domenico Berardi put the game to bed when he came off the bench to score the second goal for Azzurri. The goal itself was a special one for Berardi as it came at the home ground of his club Sassuolo.

Despite many of the staffs including Mancini were said to be affected by Coronavirus, Azzurri have defied the odds by responding with an emphatic win.

The victory has taken them to the top of the group table and also kept their 21-match winning run intact.

Evani, the makeshift manager, offered his thoughts on the win.

“I heard from Mancini at the end of the first half. He was satisfied. We need to be more clinical up top but how we built up play was really good.”

“Italians know how to come together in tough times. That’s what I asked of the boys and they were unbelievable.”