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Finland lose to Italy in Euro 2020 qualifying

24 Mar 2019, 02:38 ( 27 days ago)

DF Report
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Italy beat Finland by two goals to nil in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign on Saturday.

The former world champion took lead of the match at very initial stage when Nicolo Barella scored for Italy justat the 7th minutes of the match.

Teenager Moise Kean scored his first international goal at the 74 minutes to ensure the comfortable victory for the team.

Juventus striker Kean, 19, was winning just his second Azzurri cap and converted a cool finish in the second half from Ciro Immobile's pass, said BBC.

Roberto Mancini's side went ahead in the first half through Nicolo Barella's thumping shot which deflected in, said the BBC report, adding that Norwich Finnish striker Teemu Pukki missed Finland's best chance from close range.

Italy missed out qualification for the 2018 World Cup and scored more than one goal in a game for only the second time in their past 18 internationals.