OUWA.org – Italy vs Poland Match Results: Score 2-0. Italy successfully defeated Poland by two goals without reply in the continued match of the UEFA Nations League which was held at Mapei Stadium, Sassuolo, Monday (11/16/2020).
Jorginho scored two Gli Azzurri winning goals with a penalty in the first half and Domenico Berardi’s action in the second half of the match.
Thanks to this result, Italy has the right to return to the top of the Group 1 League standings with 9 points, while Poland is in third place with 7 points. (Read Also Belgium vs England Match Results: Score 2-0)
The match was quite balanced at the beginning of the first half. Both teams are both still having trouble breaking down their respective opponents’ defenses.
Italy had scored a goal through Lorenzo Insigne’s shot in the 20th minute. However, this goal was disallowed by the referee who considered Andrea Belotti to be standing in an offside position and blocked the movement of the opposing goalkeeper. (Read Also Netherlands vs Bosnia-Herzegovina Result: Score 3-1)
Entering the 26th minute, Italy was awarded a penalty after Grzegorz Krychowiak violated Belotti in the forbidden box. Jorginho, who became the executioner, managed to outwit Wojciech Szczesny.
Returning from the locker room, the Italians continued their domination. However, the hosts were still unable to increase their advantage until midway through the second half.
Poland coach Jerzy Brzeczek’s decision to bring in Jacek Goralski early in the second half was a blunder after the midfielder received two yellow cards after 22 minutes on the pitch.
Italy can take advantage of the number of players to double the advantage through Berardi’s action in the 83rd minute. Receiving Insigne’s pass, the Sassuolo player exercised one control before opening a shot which Szczesny could not stop.
No additional goals were created in the remaining matches. The 2-0 score for Italy’s victory was the final result of this match.
Lineups of Players
Italy: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Alessandro Florenzi (c) (Giovanni Di Lorenzo 89 ‘), Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Emerson; Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli; Federico Bernardeschi (Domenico Berardi 64 ‘), Andrea Belotti (Stefano Okaka Chuka 79’), Lorenzo Insigne (Stephan El Shaarawy 89 ‘).
Poland: Wojciech Szczesny; Bartosz Bereszynski, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek, Arkadiusz Reca; Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jakub Moder (Jacek Goralski 46 ‘); Sebastian Szymanski (Piotr Zielinski 46 ‘), Karol Linetty (Arkadiusz Milik 74’), Kamil Jozwiak (Kamil Grosicki 46 ‘); Robert Lewandowski (c).