Italy vs Liechtenstein : Live, Stream Online Free. After the national tragedy of failing to qualify for last summer’s World Cup, Italy side continue their
Roberto Mancini’s new-look side got off to the perfect start with a comfortable win over Finland in Udine on Saturday, and will be hoping for more of the same in Parma tonight.
Euro 2020 qualifier
Team : Italy vs Liechtenstein
Date : Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time : 3:45 PM ET
Italy vs Liechtenstein Live
The visitors lost their opener at home to Greece, and were thumped by an aggregate score of 9-0 when they met tonight’s opponents during World Cup 2018 qualification.
Mancini looks likely to shuffle his pack, continuing to experiment ahead of key games against Greece and Bosnia & Herzegovina in June.
Minnows Liechtenstein were the whipping boys of their World Cup qualification group, conceding 39 goals and scoring just once. It’s hard to look past a thrashing here.Italy came away with hope for the future after Nicolo Barella and Moise Kean scored their first international goals in a 2-0 win over Finland to open European Championship qualifying on Saturday.
It marked the first time the Azzurri scored more than one goal in a competitive match in nearly two years.
Italy moved atop Group J, level on three points with Greece, which won at Liechtenstein 2-0.
Under pressure to produce a revival after missing last year’s World Cup, Italy didn’t waste time. Barella, a 22-year-old midfielder with Cagliari, scored seven minutes in with a long, deflected shot from a rebound following a free kick from Marco Verratti.
Kean, aged 19, then took advantage of an excellent through ball from Ciro Immobile to find the target from the center of the area in the 74th. He became the second youngest scorer for Italy after Bruno Nicole in 1958.
Still, it wasn’t all straightforward for the hosts.
Finland forward Teemu Pukki wasted a great chance to equalize, shooting wide after sprinting past Leonardo Bonucci to redirect a cross in the 65th.
But the youth movement was the theme from the beginning, when Kean became the youngest striker to start for Italy in more than a century, in place of injured winger Federico Chiesa.
“He’s skillful,” Italy coach Roberto Mancini said of Kean. “But he still has a lot of work to do. He’s got a huge margin for improvement.”
Also earning his first international start was Valencia defender Cristiano Piccini at right back, playing for the injured Alessandro Florenzi. And midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, also 19, made his Italy debut as a second-half substitute.
“It’s not difficult to see talent in Kean and Zaniolo, so it’s not a risk to pick them,” Mancini said.
There were also contributions from veterans, with 36-year-old Fabio Quagliarella having a chance denied with a one-handed save from goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky after coming on in the second half.
Quagliarella, the Sampdoria striker who leads Serie A with 21 goals, was making his first Italy appearance in 8 1/2 years.
In Liechtenstein, Kostas Fortounis and Anastasios Donis scored for Greece.
In Sarajevo, Rade Krunic and Deni Milosevic got the goals for Bosnia as striker Edin Dzeko celebrated his 100th appearance.
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There’s also the daily ESPN FC show, 30 For 30 documentaries, exclusive access to studio programs and more.Italy have the ideal chance to continue their perfect start to UEFA European Championship qualifying on Tuesday, when they face Liechtenstein at the Stadio Ennio Tardini in Parma.
Manager Roberto Mancini saw his side negotiate the more challenging of their two fixtures in this double header of games, as they put in a professional performance to beat Finland 2-0 on Saturday. The fact youngsters Nicolo Barella and Moise Kean got on the scoresheet would also have delighted the coach.
Liechtenstein are unlikely to cause any problems for Italy—or for the rest of the sides in Group J—as they are the weakest of the six teams in the pool by a large margin. The aim for them on Tuesday will be emerging from the clash without being on the wrong end of a hammering.