Italy handed Lithuania 5-0 in the World Cup qualifiers (watch) | A homeland tweeting outside the flock


Italy defeated its rival Lithuania with five clean goals, in the framework of the European qualifiers for the World Cup 2021.

Italy national team and the clean five

The Italian team, “The Azzurri”, scored the first goal of the match in the 11th minute through Moise Kean, in a counter-attack that the player hit hard at a difficult angle in the net against the guest’s goal, Lithuania, and in the 14th minute, defender Edagaras Otkos scored by mistake into his own net.

The third goal came in the 24th minute by Giacomo Raspadori, which the player scored beautifully with his feet in the middle of the Lithuanian net. Kane returned in the 29th minute to shake his opponent’s net again and scored his second and fourth goal for the team.

In the 54th minute, Giovanni Di Lorenzo scored the fifth goal in the match with a powerful shot that smashed into the net of the Lithuania team, to end the match with five clean goals without a response.

Italy squad

Italy coach Roberto Mancini entered the starting lineup against his guest counterpart Lithuania in the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, where he was in goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

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In the team’s defense came Giorgio Chiellini, Rafael Toloi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Emerson Palmieri, while in the midfield came Jorginho, Marco Verratti, Manuel Locatelli.

In the attack of the team, the coach relied on the trio, Chiyo, Ciro Immobile, Moise Kean.

Lithuania national team squad

Coach Valdas Ivanauskas played an expected starting lineup against hosts Italy, where goalkeeper Thomas Svedkauskas came in.

In the defense of the team came: Saulios Mikulionas, Advinas Gerdvinis, Egidios Vaikunas, while in the middle of the team came: Arvidas Novaikovas, Eustas Lasikas, Domantas Chemkos.

The coach relied in the team’s attack lineup on the trio, Nereus Valskis, Fyodor Chernic, and Donatas Kazlowskas.

Italy leads the group standings with 14 points, followed by Switzerland with 8 points.

As for the third place, the Bulgarian team came with 5 points, equal to the fourth place team, Northern Ireland, with 5 points.

At the bottom of the standings, the Lithuania team came without scoring any points after losing four matches in the European qualifiers for the World Cup 2022.

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