Italy seal qualification for Euro 2020

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Italy secured their place at next year’s Euro 2020 finals by beating Greece 2-0 in Rome.

After a goalless first half, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Andreas Bouchalakis’ handball.

Substitute Federico Bernardeschi added a late second with a dipping effort from distance.

The win means Italy top Group J with 21 points, an unassailable 11 points clear of third-placed Armenia.

Greece needed to win to keep their own qualification hopes alive but they rarely threatened.

Italy had been booed off at half-time after failing to manage a single shot on target but they were much improved after the break, with Jorginho’s opener visibly relaxing his team-mates.

-BBC

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