Italy immediately lost points in its first Nations League match on Friday evening. The team of national coach Roberto Mancini did not get further than 1-1 against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the group of the Dutch national team.
Norway loses despite the goal of Haaland
Edin Dzeko gave Bosnia the lead in Florence ten minutes after the break. The AS Roma striker got the ball in front of his feet after a corner kick was headed through and hit hard from close range. Just before that, a shot from Armin Hodzic had landed on the post.
Halfway through the second half, Italy tied the score via a shot from Stefano Sensi. The midfielder of Internazionale tried from the edge of the box and saw his shot being diverted along the way, leaving Bosnian goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic without a chance.
In the future, the Italians still had chances of the winning goal, but Sehic saved on a bet from Alessandro Florenzi and a header from Lorenzo Insigne went just wide. On the other hand, a shot from Muhamed Besic went just wide.
The next game is scheduled for Italy next Monday. ‘La Squadra Azzurra’ will then take on the Orange squad in Amsterdam, which won 1-0 against Poland in the Johan Cruijff ArenA on Friday. Bosnia will then take on Poland in Zenica.
A division lower, Norway lost 1-2 against Austria despite a goal from Erling Haaland. The Borussia Dortmund attacker made the connection goal, after Michael Gregoritsch and Marcel Sabitzer (penalty) had scored on behalf of the visitors.
In the same group, Romania drew 1-1 in Bucharest against Northern Ireland, which played with ten men from the 39th minute due to a red card for Josh Magennis. George Puscas gave the home team the lead, after which Gavin Whyte saved a point for the Northern Irish in the final phase.
In group 2 of division B, the Czech Republic in Bratislava was 1-3 too strong for neighboring Slovakia thanks to goals from Vladimir Coufal, Borek Dockal (penalty kick) and Michael Krmencik. Scotland played in the same group at home with a 1-1 draw against Israel.
In division C, Kazakhstan won 0-2 on a visit to Lithuania and Albania settled with the same figures against Belarus (which we called Belarus until recently).
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