Nazionale U19

A well-drilled and solid Italy: Hungary beaten 3-0 at Coverciano. Viscidi: "Congratulations to the boys".

The Azzurrini overcome the Magyars thanks to a brace from Hasa and a third from Vignato to seal the win. Bollini: "The wait for the results from the other groups and the possible qualification outcomes should not unsettle us: our aim is to develop as a group and as individuals".

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

A well-drilled and solid Italy: Hungary beaten 3-0 at Coverciano. Viscidi:

Waiting to find out their European destiny, the National Under-19 team overcame Hungary at Coverciano, with a comprehensive 3-0 win in the first of the two friendlies scheduled between the two teams. In the coming days, Bollini's boys will find out if their adventure in the European tournament will continue: in fact, based on the recent results of the other qualifying groups, the Azzurrini will know if they will advance to Round 2 in the top third of the various groupings.

In a wait that now no longer depends on their own results, Italy nevertheless achieved a clear and well-deserved win, which even the director of the men's youth national teams, Maurizio Viscidi - present at Coverciano - particularly appreciated as he commented on the game: 'I congratulate the boys for the mentality with which they approached and handled the match.

Coach Alberto Bollini was also satisfied: "We are continuing on our path of development. In the first qualifying round we played good football and only an undeserved defeat brought us to this position, where we have to wait for the results of the remaining games. However, the wait must not unsettle us and we must remain calm, remaining focused on our goal, which is to develop as a group and as individuals. Today we played a good game, especially in terms of game play, determination and tactical balance".

The match. Broadcast live on the website - the match came alive after less than four minutes of play with the first chance for the Azzurrini: the Lipani-D'Andrea combination on the right flank led to the latter's shot from a good position, but his attempt flew over the crossbar. The same D'Andrea was the focal point of a fine counter-attack led by Amatucci in the 18th minute, but Pecsi managed to block the shot with his foot. On the pitch at the 'Enzo Bearzot' ground in Coverciano, it was one-way traffic from the Azzurri in terms of constructed plays, in which both teams did not shy away from the contest and played with excellent intensity. In the 36th minute the guests made their first breakthrough on Mastrantonio's side and they did it in a very dangerous way, with a throw-in that led Molnar to jump over the Azzurri's last defender, but Chiarodia's save was exemplary and kept the result at 0-0. Bollini's lads were quick to react and repeatedly produced chances until the 42nd minute, when new signing Di Maggio was awarded a penalty which Hasa coolly slotted home from the spot.

In the second half, the Hungarians showed more initiative and began to increase their percentage of possession and move further up the pitch. The best chances, however, continued to come from the Azzurrini, who in fact doubled their lead in the middle of the second half: Kayode's low cross from the right was somehow blocked by the Magyar rearguard, but it was Hasa who was the first to get to the ball, thus scoring a second for the team and himself. Six minutes of play passed and Vignato (29') netted a third goal for Bollini's boys, stubbornly winning a couple of rebounds in the opponent's area and finally beating Pecsi. It's a goal that wrapped up the first match between Italy and Hungary: next Saturday in Tirrenia (kickoff at 11.00 CET) the second contest between these two under-19 national teams.

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16 November 2022

Italy 3-0 Hungary
ITALY: Mastrantonio; Missori, Dellavalle (42’ Biagetti), Chiarodia (42’ Guarino), Favasuli (46’ Kayode); Lipani (32’ Di Maggio), Amatucci (87’ Pagano), Ignacchiti (75’ Doratiotto); D’Andrea (46’ Vignato), Mancini (75’ Raimondo), Hasa (75’ Accornero). Unused: Bagnolini. Coach.: Bollini
HUNGARY: Pecsi; Farkas (60’ Kajan), Gyori (60’ Heil), Nagy, Horvath (46’ Krajcsovics); Kocsis; Molnar (46’ Szecsi), Keresztes (54’ Nagy-Kolozsvari), Bakti (46’ Tuboly), Kallai (70’ Menyhart); Gruber (70’ Toth T.). Unused: Toth B. Coach: Szelesi
REFEREE: Galipò. Assistants: Lencioni and Linari. Fourth official: Cerbasi
GOALS: Hasa 43’ (pen.), 68’, Vignato 74’
NOTES: Nagy booked. Stoppage time: 3’, 3’