U19: Italy run riot beating Hungary 7-2: goals by Vignato, Raimondo, Mancini, D'Andrea, Missori and an own goalAt CPO in Tirrenia, Bollini's side earned a second successive win, after Wednesday's 3-0 victory at Coverciano, with the Juventus forward striking twice in the second half. Italy must now wait for the qualifying stages to finish to know their destiny: Wednesday will see who gains the best third-placed team to go through to Round 2
Saturday, November 19, 2022
After Wednesday's 3-0 win at Coverciano, the Under 19s were able to better that earning a second successive victory over Hungary by winning comfortably 7-2. "We end an excellent training camp from a discipline and rapport point of view," commented Alberto Bollini. "We're looking for lads who are proud to wear the Azzurri shirt, and this group has it in abundance. In the 180 minutes, we have shown a good brand of football, deservedly winning both games from our play and not relying on Hungary's performance."
In the second game, Bollini changed the entire starting eleven from the first game played at Coverciano (Luca Lipani had earlier left the group due to fitness issues). The opening goal came after 20 minutes through Samuele Vignato (Monza), but Hungary equalised eleven minutes later with Krascsovic's attempt deflecting in off Biagetti. The Azzurrini, though, did well to retake the lead before half-time thanks to Antonio Raimondo (Bologna). Tuboli's own goal just a few seconds after the restart put the game in Italy's hands, who went on to make it 6-1, courtesy of Juventus' Tommaso Mancini (24'), Sassuolo's Luca D'Andrea (36') and Roma's Filippo Missori (40'). The Hungarians found a consolation goal two minutes before the end of normal time through Tuboli, before Mancini got his second of the game to end it 7-2.
The next important appointment is to wait for Wednesday 23 November when the Euro group qualification stages will end, and the best third-placed team will be confirmed to go through to Round 2. The Azzurrini, who ended their group in Poland on six points, finished third down thanks to having a worse goal difference than the home side, Poland, and Estonia.