FilGoal | News | Italy sweeps the Czech Republic with a friendly quartet and writes what has never happened in its history before


The Italian national team swept the Czech Republic 4-0 in a friendly match as part of preparations for the Euro 2020 finals at Renato Dallara Stadium in Bologna.

And for the first time in history, Italy won 8 matches in a row without conceding a goal.

The Azzurri won the eighth consecutive victory and did not know the taste of defeat in 27 matches (22 wins and 5 draws), whether official or friendly, since the loss in September 2018 against Portugal.

While the Czech team suffered its second loss in a row, after losing last March to Wales 1-0 in the World Cup qualifiers.

While the Italian national team has not lost from the Czech Republic since 2002, as it achieved its third victory, compared to two victories for the Czech Republic and two draws in 7 matches that brought the two teams together.

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4-0 also became the largest result in the history of the two teams’ confrontations since the first meeting in 1996.

The Italian team will open the Euro against Turkey on June 11 in Group A, while the Czech team will meet its Scottish counterpart in Group D.


Italy coach Roberto Mancini started with Gianluigi Donnarumma in goal, and in front of him was the veteran duo Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci in defense.

On the sides, Spinazzola is on the left, and Alessandro Florenzi is on the right.

The middle consisted of a trio that included Manuel Locatelli, Jorginho and Nicolo Barilla.

While the attack was led by Ciro Immobile, alongside Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Berardi.

While Tomas Sucek, midfielder for the Czech Republic and West Ham, sat on the guest bench.

Match Description

From the first achieved opportunity, the Azzurri managed to score the first goal through Ciro Immobile, taking advantage of the defender’s error in dispersal inside the area, hitting the right of the goalkeeper, announcing the first goal in the 23rd minute.

And two minutes before the end of the first half, Nicolo Barilla scored the Azzurri’s second goal, with a shot that hit the defender’s feet and missed the goalkeeper to wobbly into the net.

Nicolo Barella (Italy) picks it up in space and from the edge of the box lashes in a shot that is deflected past the helpless Jiri Pavlenka. 2:0.

The second half, Chiellini almost scored a third goal, but his header passed near the right post.

He witnessed a third goal for Italy through Insigne, who received a pass from Immobile that made him face the goal to score easily in the 66th minute.

After 7 minutes, Berardi scored Italy’s fourth goal with great skill, after an elaborate interplay from Inesni, to evade the goalkeeper and easily hit the net.

Fifth goal for Berardi with the Azzurri in the last 6 games.

The match ended with a new victory for the Azzurri in the last match before facing Turkey in the opening Euro, while the Czech team meets its Albanian counterpart on June 8.


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