August 5, 2021

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Italy goes top of their group after beating Poland

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Italy went top of their UEFA Nations League group after beating Poland 2-0 at the Mapei Stadium.

A much-depleted Italian side started the game brightly and put Poland under pressure, dominating possession and cutting through a languid Polish side with neat one-and-two-touch football.

Italy took the lead on 27 minutes when Jorginho calmly converted a penalty after Andrea Belotti was dragged down inside the box.

Poland made a cluster of changes at half time and certainly improved, but ultimately there was only one team in it over the 90 minutes.

Substitute Domenico Berardi found the back of the net after Lorenzo Insigne found him in space, cutting inside and firing past Wojciech Szczesny to make it 2-0.

Next up for Italy is a tricky trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina, who will no doubt want to put in a good performance despite finishing bottom of the group, while Poland host Netherlands.

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