The Selection Of Euro-2020: A Record Of Quagliarella


Fabio Quagliarella. Photo: Reuters

Euro 2020

Qualifying

Group J

Italy – Liechtenstein – 6:0 (4:0)

Goals: Sensi, 17 (1:0). Verratti, 32 (2:0). Quagliarella, 35 – penalty (3:0). Quagliarella, 45+3 – penalty (4:0). Keane, 70 (5:0). Paoletti, 76 (6:0).

Italy: Sirigu, Bonucci (Izzo, 79), Romagnoli, Mancini, Verratti, Jorginho (Zaniolo, 57), Spinazzola, Sensi, Quagliarella (Paoletti, 72), Politano, CIN.

Liechtenstein: B. Büchel, Kaufmann, Heppell, Hofer, Polverino, Hasler, Weezer, Wolfinger Salanovic (March.Büchel, 82), Green (Malin, 46), Kuehne (Mayer 68).

Warning: Hasler, 35. Izzo, 90+2.

Removal: Kaufmann, 45+2.

Referee: Levnikov (Sankt-Petersburg, Russia).

March 26. Parma. Stadium “Ennio Tardini”.

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Greece – 2:2 (2:0)

Goals: Višća, 10 (1:0). Target, 15 (2:0). Fortunes, 64 – from a penalty (2:1). Kolovos, 85 (2:2).

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sehic, Zukanovic, Bičakčić, Sonic, Kolasinac, Pjanic, Bešić, Višća, Dulewicz (Milosevic, 79), Cimirot (Krunic, 90+3), Dzeko (Gojak, 90).

Greece: Lagodimos, Papastathopoulos, Siovas, Bikakis (Coulouris, 80), Cutris, Fortunes, Convict, Buhalis (Masouras, 46), Curbelo (Kolovos, 67), Samaris, Donis.

Warning: Corbalis, 14. Donis, 17. Kolasinac, 90+1.

Removal: Pjanic, 65.

Referee: Makkelie (Holland).

March 26. Zenica. The Stadium “Bilino Polje”.

36-year-old Quagliarella is experiencing is unknown what kind of account youth.

First, forward “Sampdoria” after 28 rounds with 21 goals leads the race scorers of the Serie A (Pentek Milanese and Turin Cristiano Ronaldo on 19 goals).

Secondly, with such speed and confidence, Roberto Mancini, recently, he for the first time since 2010, 3048 days later, back in the Italian national team, having played 10 minutes in the match against Finland (2:0).

And finally, third, today Quagliarella became the oldest scorer in the history of the “Italy Azzurra” (36 years and 54 days) after grabbing a brace against Liechtenstein (4:0).

The case of the dwarf team went wrong from the beginning. Moreover, the half-hour the hosts led 2-0 after goals Sensi and verratti, and shortly before the break, the visitors remained in minority – received the red card Kaufmann.

As a result, all ended in a major defeat – in the second half, the Italians brought the score to tennis.

Yegor BYCHKOV, Sport-Express

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