European Championship Qualifying - Group J
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Italy 2-0 Greece: Chelsea's Jorginho scores as Italy secure Euro 2020 spot

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Jorginho has scored all three penalties he has taken for Italy

Italy secured their place at next year's Euro 2020 finals by beating Greece 2-0 in Rome.

After a goalless first half, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Andreas Bouchalakis' handball.

Substitute Federico Bernardeschi added a late second with a dipping effort from distance.

The win means Italy top Group J with 21 points, an unassailable 11 points clear of third-placed Armenia.

Greece needed to win to keep their own qualification hopes alive but they rarely threatened.

Italy had been booed off at half-time after failing to manage a shot on target but they were much improved after the break, with Jorginho's opener visibly relaxing his team-mates.

Line-ups

Italy

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21Donnarumma
  • 2D'Ambrosio
  • 19Bonucci
  • 15Acerbi
  • 7Spinazzola
  • 18BarellaSubstituted forZanioloat 87'minutes
  • 8Jorginho
  • 6Verratti
  • 14ChiesaSubstituted forBernardeschiat 39'minutes
  • 17ImmobileSubstituted forBelottiat 79'minutes
  • 10Insigne

Substitutes

  • 1Sirigu
  • 3Biraghi
  • 4Cristante
  • 5Izzo
  • 9Belotti
  • 11Grifo
  • 12Meret
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 16Zaniolo
  • 20Bernardeschi
  • 22El Shaarawy
  • 23Mancini

Greece

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Paschalakis
  • 2Bakakis
  • 17HatzidiakosBooked at 14mins
  • 5Siovas
  • 3Stafylidis
  • 21Kourbelis
  • 6BouchalakisBooked at 62minsSubstituted forGiannoulisat 75'minutes
  • 18Limnios
  • 8Gonçalves Rodrigues
  • 9KoulourisBooked at 27minsSubstituted forDonisat 67'minutes
  • 14BakasetasSubstituted forMantalosat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Vlachodimos
  • 4Lampropoulos
  • 7Siopis
  • 10Fetfatzidis
  • 11Donis
  • 13Dioudis
  • 15Galanopoulos
  • 16Pavlidis
  • 19Vrousai
  • 20Mantalos
  • 22Giannoulis
  • 23Koutris
Referee:
Sergey Karasev
Attendance:
56,274

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamGreece
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Italy 2, Greece 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Italy 2, Greece 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zeca (Greece) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Greece. Conceded by Danilo D'Ambrosio.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Anastasios Donis (Greece) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zeca.

  6. Post update

    Danilo D'Ambrosio (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Anastasios Donis (Greece).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy. Nicolò Zaniolo replaces Nicolò Barella.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Italy. Federico Bernardeschi tries a through ball, but Marco Verratti is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Alexandros Paschalakis.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi with a through ball.

  14. Post update

    Nicolò Barella (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dimitrios Kourbelis (Greece).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leonardo Bonucci.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danilo D'Ambrosio (Italy) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorginho.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jorginho (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Dimitrios Kourbelis.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Federico Bernardeschi (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England54012061412
2Czech Rep6402119212
3Kosovo5221101008
4Montenegro6033313-103
5Bulgaria6033511-63

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ukraine65101311216
2Portugal5320134911
3Serbia52121012-27
4Luxembourg6114511-64
5Lithuania6015417-131

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands54011761112
2Germany54011761112
3Northern Ireland640287112
4Belarus6114310-74
5Estonia6015218-161

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1R. of Ireland633062412
2Denmark63301651112
3Switzerland522110558
4Georgia612348-45
5Gibraltar5005016-160

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia6411135813
2Slovakia6312108210
3Hungary630379-29
4Wales52125507
5Azerbaijan5014513-81

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain76101841419
2Sweden7421178914
3Romania7412167913
4Norway7241129310
5Malta7106217-153
6Faroe Islands7007323-200

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland7511112916
2Austria7412167913
3North Macedonia7322109111
4Slovenia7322137611
5Israel72231214-28
6Latvia7007124-230

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Turkey76011521318
2France76012041618
3Iceland74031010012
4Albania7304101009
5Andorra7106114-133
6Moldova7106218-163

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium77002812721
2Russia76012241818
3Cyprus7313137610
4Kazakhstan7214911-27
5Scotland7205517-126
6San Marino7007037-370

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy77002031721
2Finland740398112
3Armenia73131312110
4Bos-Herze73131612410
5Greece7124712-55
6Liechtenstein7025220-182
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