Italy beat 2 to 1 to England with a disputed penalty at the end of the game, and thus achieved the passport to the quarterfinals of the Sub 20 worldwhere they will face Colombia.
The goals were scored by Tomasso Baldanzi and Alfine Devine in the first half, and Césare Casadei late in the match, in the presence of 12,832 spectators who watched the match at the Estadio Único de La Plata.
Both teams shared the lead in the first half in the “Diego Maradona” and did not take advantage. The Azurro team started better and thus took the lead after 8 minutes with a good play that ended in the center from the left of Turicchia and entered through the middle in a position of 9 Baldanzi to define with a first touch to the left of the goalkeeper which did not divert.
England reacted quickly and at 15 Devine, their best player, smashed a shot off the crossbar. Baldanzi was able to increase but his shot was controlled by Cox.
At 31, the English team, much lashed out by the Argentine public, reached equality in a play built on the left, center to the near post and Devine in an excellent offensive advance opened his foot to achieve equality against a Desplanches that nothing could do.
The second half showed an Italian team more determined to seek victory but without depth or clarity in the last pass, while England was never able to get a dangerous reply. From the age of 20 everything was even and with few scoring opportunities. He had an Italy through his captain Casadie and an England that Scarlett could not define.
The process of the game seemed to go into extra time until in the 40th minute an Italian shot bounced off Quansah. The Brazilian judge marked a corner kick but the VAR warns him of a possible hand and after reviewing it he decided to charge a penalty. Captain Cesare Casadei shot hard and high to the right of Cox who chose the other post, and thus the Azurra embraced the qualification for the quarterfinals.
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