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Italy Goes To Quarters After Small Victory Over Austria

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Long held in check and even shaken up, Italy finally got the better of Austria (2-1  ) in extra time this Saturday at Wembley during the round of 16 of the Euro.

The Squadra finally found the solution during extra time thanks to goals signed by Chiesa (95th) and Pessina (105th). Austria nevertheless closed the gap via Kalajdzic (114th). Italy will face the winner of the Belgium-Portugal match in the quarter-finals.

Faced with a regrouped Austrian team, the Italians tried to find the fault from a distance via Immobile. But the Lazio forward found Bachmann’s post unresponsive in front of his goal line.

The tension was palpable as the minutes went by and neither team was able to find the loophole after regulation time.

At the start of the first extra time, Chiesa, at the far post, perfectly erased his direct opponent to open a shooting angle and defeat the Austrian goalkeeper (1-0, 95 ‘).

Italy will play their quarter-final in Munich, Germany on July 2. Their opponent will be known this Sunday at the end of the round of 16 between Belgium and Portugal.

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