European Championship Qualifying - Group J
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Italy 9-1 Armenia: Roberto Mancini's side end qualifying on a high

Ciro Immobile
Lazio striker Immobile has scored 19 goals in 18 games for club and country this season

Italy recorded one of the biggest wins in their history as they completed their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by thrashing Armenia 9-1.

Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Zaniolo both scored twice, while Chelsea's Jorginho converted a penalty in the second half.

Nicolo Barella, Alessio Romagnoli, Riccardo Orsolini and Federico Chiesa also scored for the dominant Italians.

Edgar Babayan did manage to grab a consolation for Armenia with a stunning long-range strike.

Babayan's finish stopped Italy equalling their biggest win - a 9-0 defeat of the United States in Brentford in 1948.

However, the emphatic victory continues an impressive turnaround in fortunes under former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini.

The Italian took charge of the national team following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and led them to 10 wins from 10 in qualifying for Euro 2020 - conceding just four goals - as they finished top of Group J.

Line-ups

Italy

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1SiriguSubstituted forMeretat 77'minutes
  • 2Di Lorenzo
  • 19BonucciSubstituted forIzzoat 69'minutes
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 3Biraghi
  • 6Tonali
  • 8Jorginho
  • 18BarellaSubstituted forOrsoliniat 45'minutes
  • 11Zaniolo
  • 17Immobile
  • 14Chiesa

Substitutes

  • 4Castrovilli
  • 5Izzo
  • 7Florenzi
  • 9Belotti
  • 10Insigne
  • 12Meret
  • 15Acerbi
  • 16Mandragora
  • 20Bernardeschi
  • 21G Donnarumma
  • 22El Shaarawy
  • 23Orsolini

Armenia

Formation 5-4-1

  • 16Hayrapetyan
  • 19Hambardzumyan
  • 3HaroyanBooked at 34mins
  • 2Calisir
  • 15IshkhanyanSubstituted forSarkisovat 69'minutes
  • 13Hovhannisyan
  • 8Barseghyan
  • 5GrigoryanSubstituted forSimonyanat 60'minutes
  • 17YedigaryanSubstituted forAvetisyanat 82'minutes
  • 9BabayanSubstituted forat 89'minutes
  • 20Karapetian

Substitutes

  • 1Beglaryan
  • 4Voskanyan
  • 6Manucharyan
  • 7Avetisyan
  • 10Danielyan
  • 11Sarkisov
  • 12Kasparov
  • 14Hovhannisyan
  • 18Vardanyan
  • 22Harutyunyan
  • 23Simonyan
Referee:
Tiago Martins
Attendance:
27,752

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamArmenia
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home24
Away14
Shots on Target
Home12
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Italy 9, Armenia 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Italy 9, Armenia 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Riccardo Orsolini (Italy) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ciro Immobile (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sandro Tonali.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Armenia. Kamo Hovhannisyan tries a through ball, but Aleksandre Karapetian is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Edgar Babayan went off injured after Armenia had used all subs.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Armando Izzo (Italy).

  8. Post update

    Edgar Babayan (Armenia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Petros Avetisyan (Armenia) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Edgar Babayan with a cross following a fast break.

  10. Post update

    Ciro Immobile (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Petros Avetisyan (Armenia).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Armenia. Petros Avetisyan replaces Artak Yedigaryan.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Italy 9, Armenia 1. Federico Chiesa (Italy) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Riccardo Orsolini with a cross.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Italy 8, Armenia 1. Edgar Babayan (Armenia) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  15. Post update

    Armando Izzo (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Artur Sarkisov (Armenia).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Italy 8, Armenia 0. Riccardo Orsolini (Italy) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Federico Chiesa with a cross.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy. Alex Meret replaces Salvatore Sirigu.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Italy 7, Armenia 0. Jorginho (Italy) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Penalty Italy. Riccardo Orsolini draws a foul in the penalty area.

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