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Pre-Euro 2020 – Italy Easily Beat San Marino 7-0

Pre-Euro 2020 – Italy Easily Beat San Marino 7-0

Matteo Politano and Matteo Pessina each scored twice as Italy defeated San Marino. in the first of two friendlies, pre-Euro 2020, Italy easily beat San Marino 7-0.

Italy kicked up their Euro 2020 preparations with a seven-to-none friendly triumph over San Marino in the Sardegna Arena.

Despite a poor start, Roberto Mancini’s team headed into the halftime break two goals up.

This was thanks to goals from Federico Bernardeschi (his sixth international goal) and Gian Marco Ferrari.

After the players took a break, Matteo Politano and Matteo Pessina both scored braces against Italy’s neighbours, San Marino.

They brought up Italy’s tally to 7-0 along with Andrea Belotti, who also scored a second-half goal.

The triumph extended Italy’s unbeaten streak to 26 games, the second-longest in the country’s history.

Under Vittorio Pozzo’s leadership, Italy enjoyed a 30-match unbeaten streak between 1935 and 1939.

Watch the extended highlights of how, on Friday, in a friendly match pre-Euro 2020, Italy easily beat San Marino 7-0.

Italy 7 – 0 San Marino

Goals: 1 – 0 Bernardeschi 31, 2 – 0 Ferrari 33, 3 – 0 Politano 48, 4 – 0 Belotti 66, 5 – 0 Pessina 73, 6 – 0 Politano 76, 7 – 0 Pessina 85

Italy (4-3-3): Cragno (Meret 63); Toloi, Mancini (Di Lorenzo 63), Ferrari, Biraghi; Castrovilli, Cristante, Pessina (Barella 88; Bernardeschi, Kean (Politano 46), Grifo (Belotti 63)

San Marino (4-3-3): Benedettini E.; Battistini Ma., Fabbri, Rossi, Grandoni (Vitaioli 51); Golinucci E., Mularoni (Golinucci 89); Tomassini (Brolli 51), Hirsch (Lunadei 51), Palazzi; Nanni (Tommasini 88)

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