European Championship Qualifying - Group J
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Italy 2-0 Finland

Moise Kean celebrates
Moise Kean has scored four goals for Juventus this season

Teenager Moise Kean scored his first international goal as Italy began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a comfortable victory over Finland.

Juventus striker Kean, 19, was winning just his second Azzurri cap and converted a cool finish in the second half from Ciro Immobile's pass.

Roberto Mancini's side went ahead in the first half through Nicolo Barella's thumping shot which deflected in.

Norwich striker Teemu Pukki missed Finland's best chance from close range.

Italy missed out qualification for the 2018 World Cup and scored more than one goal in a game for only the second time in their past 18 internationals.

Juve winger Federico Bernardeschi could have grabbed another for the hosts, but struck wide from the edge of the box.

Line-ups

Italy

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 20G Donnarumma
  • 2PicciniBooked at 81mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 4BiraghiSubstituted forSpinazzolaat 90+1'minutes
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 63minsSubstituted forZanioloat 85'minutes
  • 8Jorginho
  • 10Bernardeschi
  • 18Barella
  • 14Kean
  • 17ImmobileSubstituted forQuagliarellaat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sirigu
  • 5Mancini
  • 7Spinazzola
  • 9Pavoletti
  • 11Grifo
  • 12Cragno
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 15Sensi
  • 16Politano
  • 21Quagliarella
  • 22El Shaarawy
  • 23Zaniolo

Finland

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Hrádecky
  • 3GranlundSubstituted forSoiriat 90'minutes
  • 4Toivio
  • 2Arajuuri
  • 5Väisänen
  • 16Pirinen
  • 8Lod
  • 6Kamara
  • 14SparvBooked at 63mins
  • 10PukkiSubstituted forKarjalainenat 83'minutes
  • 21HamalainenSubstituted forLappalainenat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taylor
  • 9Jensen
  • 11Schüller
  • 12Joronen
  • 13Soiri
  • 15Kauko
  • 17Väisänen
  • 18Sumusalo
  • 19Lam
  • 20Karjalainen
  • 22Lappalainen
  • 23Jaakkola
Referee:
Orel Grinfeld
Attendance:
24,000

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamFinland
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Italy 2, Finland 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Italy 2, Finland 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Nicolò Zaniolo (Italy).

  4. Post update

    Lassi Lappalainen (Finland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy. Leonardo Spinazzola replaces Cristiano Biraghi.

  6. Post update

    Nicolò Barella (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tim Sparv (Finland).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Finland. Pyry Soiri replaces Albin Granlund.

  9. Post update

    Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Paulus Arajuuri (Finland).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tim Sparv (Finland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tim Sparv (Finland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy. Nicolò Zaniolo replaces Marco Verratti.

  14. Post update

    Fabio Quagliarella (Italy) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Finland. Rasmus Karjalainen tries a through ball, but Lassi Lappalainen is caught offside.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Finland. Rasmus Karjalainen replaces Teemu Pukki.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jorginho (Italy).

  18. Post update

    Teemu Pukki (Finland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Sauli Väisänen.

  20. Booking

    Cristiano Piccini (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

A

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1England11005053
2Montenegro10101101
3Bulgaria10101101
4Kosovo00000000
5Czech Rep100105-50

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luxembourg11002113
2Portugal10100001
3Ukraine10100001
4Serbia00000000
5Lithuania100112-10

C

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1Netherlands11004043
2Northern Ireland11002023
3Germany00000000
4Estonia100102-20
5Belarus100104-40

D

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1Switzerland11002023
2R. of Ireland11001013
3Denmark00000000
4Gibraltar100101-10
5Georgia100102-20

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Slovakia11002023
2Croatia11002113
3Wales00000000
4Azerbaijan100112-10
5Hungary100102-20

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Malta11002113
2Spain11002113
3Sweden11002113
4Faroe Islands100112-10
5Norway100112-10
6Romania100112-10

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1North Macedonia11003123
2Poland11001013
3Slovenia10101101
4Israel10101101
5Austria100101-10
6Latvia100113-20

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France11004133
2Iceland11002023
3Turkey11002023
4Albania100102-20
5Andorra100102-20
6Moldova100114-30

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cyprus11005053
2Kazakhstan11003033
3Belgium11003123
4Russia100113-20
5Scotland100103-30
6San Marino100105-50

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Greece11002023
2Italy11002023
3Bos-Herze11002113
4Armenia100112-10
5Finland100102-20
6Liechtenstein100102-20
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