For his comeback, this Thursday, the Italian European champion was held home by Bulgaria (1-1). The first stop in these qualifying matches, but equaled an unbeaten record (35 matches). Fifty-three days after winning the Continental title at Wembley, Italy returned to action this Thursday evening with a disappointing draw against Bulgaria (1-1). In front of 19,000 spectators – limited capacity – in Florence, the European champion, with almost no change to eleven (except for the fact that Florence Holder and Chillini were replaced), soon displayed the same face of the last Euro. Read more Film from Italy-Bulgaria Chesa led Nacional on the right track, and this good start was logically realized with a very good opening of the score, signed by Federico Cheese (16th), with a long shot with the first aim at the edge of the surface with a zero immobile. His father began to see him under Enrico’s eyes. Without a real explanation, Nacianol rested with a Bulgarian-led counter and paid quickly, with Atanas Ilyev (39) at the conclusion. Parisian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was helpless in one of the few fours to oppose. Read more Group C levels and results Great dominance (71% possession, 11 shots including 8 on target, 11 corners …), despite the entry of Domenico Berardi and Giacomo Raspadori, forced the Italians to regain the lead without finding a mistake in the dense Bulgarian block. This is the first stop after three wins for Roberto Mancini’s men in these qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. They remain number one ahead of their crucial meeting in Switzerland on Sunday. And can always be comforting This unbeaten record of 35 matches was tied. 35 Drawing with Bulgaria on Thursday, Italy finished unbeaten for the 35th time in a row, equaling Spain’s unbeaten record between 2006 and 2009. Nacional’s last defeat was September 10, 2018 (0-1 in Portugal), almost three years ago now. Northern Ireland takes place in Lithuania at the same time, while the same group, Northern Ireland Lithuania (4-1), did short work. Lithuania Novikovs missed a penalty in 1-2 to turn the match around, allowing Northern Ireland to win their first of these qualifying matches, while Lithuania remain at zero points.
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