U21: Italy Manita with Luxembourg

Italy started their European Below-21 Championship qualifiers with a 5-0 victory over Luxembourg and five diverse avid gamers heading within the correct route, at the side of Moise Kean.

This turned into as soon as the foremost competitive match for new Coach Paolo Nicolato, original from his impressive work with the Below-20 squad, and he bought the qualifying campaign underway with a stable initiate in Castel di Sangro.

It took accurate eight minutes for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca to be introduced down for a penalty, reworked by his Neroverdi teammate Manuel Locatelli.

Moise Kean turned into as soon as dropped down to the Below-21s from senior level on account of indiscipline, in conjunction with Nicolò Zaniolo, and did no longer help his trigger when booked for a unpleasant from within the help of, then protesting so great he risked a 2d yellow card.

The Everton forward made up for it moments later, tripped by Seid Korac and changing the penalty himself.

It turned into as soon as almost a brace three minutes after that, forcing a build when one-on-one.

Kean had made formulation for Fiorentina skills Riccardo Sottil at half-time and Zaniolo turned into as soon as also carded for a response unpleasant, hauled off soon after.

Substitute Sottil made a straight away affect, squirming between two defenders down the accurate and drilling his accurate-foot pause in at the discontinuance to put up.

Marco Tumminello made it 4-0, as he only needed to faucet in Marco Sala’s injurious from the left, then Davide Frattesi won help possession to function up Scamacca’s daisy-cutter.

Italy 5-0 Luxembourg

Locatelli pen 9 (I), Kean pen 37 (I), Sottil 62 (I), Tumminello 68 (I), Scamacca 77 (I)

Italy U21: Plizzari; Del Prato, Marchizza, Bastoni, Sala (Tripaldelli 83); Zaniolo (Frattesi 61), Carraro, Locatelli (Zanellato 76); Kean (Sottil 46), Pinamonti (Tumminello 61), Scamacca

Luxembourg U21: Machado; Brandenburger, Simon, Korac, Held; Schaus (Kuete 88), Dublin, B Muratovic (Curci 88), Tinelli (Avdusinovic 65); Olesen, Prudhomme (D’Anzico 78)

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