Monday 18 November 2019
With Spain and Italy in particular, at the end of the European Championships qualifications two favorites for the title emerged: while Italy is thrilled with a record of 9: 1 and imports imports, Spain maintains also the white qualifying jersey.
The Italian national football team has set three records at the end of the European Championship qualifiers. With a 9-1 (4-0) victory over Armenia, the Squadra Azzurra remained unbeaten as the first national team in the 40th qualification of the European championship in a row. Furthermore, Roberto Mancini's team qualified for the first time in Italian history with the highest score obtained for a European championship, eleven consecutive victories are another premiere for the 1968 European champion.
The Italians also scored more than nine goals at the end of the 1928 Olympic Games against Egypt (11: 3). The last defeat in qualifying for the European Championships was Italy on 2 September 2006 at 1: 3 against France.
In Palermo Ciro Immobile quickly clarified things: the former Dortmund got the head 1: 0 (8) and wore only 63 seconds later, Nicolò Zaniolo's second goal. So he followed a shooting festival.
Spanish white vest
Spain also remained undefeated in qualifying: in the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, the hosts beat the Romanians 5-0 (4-0). Both Spain and Italy had previously obtained the ticket for the European championship as group winners.
In the Spanish F group, Sweden won 3: 0 (1: 0) against Faroeer, thanks in part to Sebastian Andersson's advantage from the Union Bundesliga club in Berlin, while the Scandinavians secured their sixth league appearance in a row. In third place Norway improved by a 2-1 (1-1) in Malta.
The Finnish national hero Teemu Pukki scored his tenth goal in a tenth qualification in Greece 1-1 (1-1), and the Finns made their first appearance at the European championships in the Italian group during the week. Greece then took third place ahead of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which came 3-0 in Liechtenstein (1-0).
Norway, Bosnia and Greece can still hope to book the ticket for the European championship through the access door to the Nations League playoffs.