Digimagaz.com – England clinched a resounding 3-1 victory over Italy in a thrilling Euro 2024 Qualifier at Wembley Stadium. The match took place in the early hours of Wednesday, with England initially trailing after Gianluca Scamacca found the back of the net.
However, a remarkable comeback led by Harry Kane’s two goals and one from Marcus Rashford secured the win. With this triumph, England stands firmly atop Group C, amassing 16 points and securing their place in Euro 2024. Meanwhile, Italy finds themselves in third place with 10 points.
The Course of the Match
England began the match by taking control of the game, but it was Italy who struck first, with Scamacca netting a quick counter-attack goal in the 15th minute, putting the visitors ahead. England responded promptly when Jude Bellingham was fouled by Giovanni Di Lorenzo inside the penalty area. Harry Kane stepped up to convert the penalty, outwitting Gianluigi Donnarumma and leveling the score at 1-1.
Both teams had their fair share of opportunities to take the lead, but the first half ended without any additional goals from either side. Returning from the break, England increased their offensive intensity. Marcus Rashford’s goal in the 57th minute, following a well-executed counter-attack, propelled the home side ahead. Kane extended their lead with his second goal of the night, evading the offside trap and calmly beating Donnarumma. The remaining minutes of the game saw no further goals, and the final score stood at 3-1 in favor of England.
England, Coach: Gareth Southgate
- Jordan Pickford
- Kyle Walker
- John Stones (Substituted by Marc Guehi at 63′)
- Harry Maguire
- Kieran Trippier
- Kalvin Phillips (Substituted by Jordan Henderson at 70′)
- Declan Rice
- Marcus Rashford
- Jude Bellingham (Substituted by Jack Grealish at 85′)
- Phil Foden
- Harry Kane
Italy, Coach: Luciano Spalletti
- Gianluigi Donnarumma
- Giovanni Di Lorenzo
- Giorgio Scalvini
- Francesco Acerbi (Substituted by Alessandro Bastoni at 63′)
- Destiny Udogie (Substituted by Federico Dimarco at 63′)
- Davide Frattesi
- Bryan Cristante
- Nicolo Barella
- Domenico Berardi (Substituted by Giacomo Raspadori at 78′)
- Gianluca Scamacca (Substituted by Moise Kean at 63′)
- Stephan El Shaarawy (Substituted by Riccardo Orsolini at 87′)
England’s impressive victory over Italy in the Euro 2024 Qualifier at Wembley Stadium showcased their determination and resilience. After initially falling behind to Scamacca’s goal, the English side rallied to secure a 3-1 win, with Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford playing pivotal roles in the comeback. With this triumph, England cements its position at the top of Group C with 16 points, guaranteeing their place in Euro 2024, while Italy faces a challenging road ahead, sitting in third place with 10 points. The match will be remembered as a testament to England’s prowess and their relentless pursuit of Euro 2024 glory.