Euro Qualifiers : Italy record their biggest win with 9-1 victory over Armenia

Agency, 19 November : Italy achieved their biggest win for 70 years by beating Armenia 9-1 in their final qualifier for Euro 2020. The result was Italy’s biggest win since a 9-0 result against USA in 1948.

Italy, which had already qualified for Euro 2020 as Group J winner, ensured they progressed with a perfect record of 10 wins in 10 matches.

Italy were 2-0 up after less than 10 minutes and 4-0 at half time following a Ciro Immobile brace, a Nicolo Zaniolo goal, and one for Nicol Barella.

There was a less frantic start to the second period but Zaniolo added another before Alessio Romagnoli bundled in a rebound and Jorginho converted a penalty.

Edgar Babayan pulled one back for Armenia between goals for Riccardo Orsolini and Chiesa.

In the other games, Finland, who guaranteed second place on Friday to qualify for their first major tournament, lost 2-1 in Greece while Bosnia won 3-0 away to Liechtenstein. Bosnia could still qualify through the playoffs in March.


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