Jorginho Penalty Saves Italy In UEFA Nations League Opener Against Poland | Nigeria sports news, transfers & gossips
Football

Jorginho Penalty Saves Italy In UEFA Nations League Opener Against Poland

Jorginho converted a 78th-minute penalty as a stuttering Italy earned a 1-1 Nations League draw at home to Poland.

The visitors, beginning life under new boss Jerzy Brzeczek after an underwhelming group-stage exit at the World Cup, went in front five minutes before half-time through Piotr Zielinski.

Jorginho was clumsily dispossessed and his old Napoli team-mate Zielinski benefited – volleying home Robert Lewandowski’s cross at the back post.

Lewandowski could not re-adjust to convert Jakub Blaszczykowski’s cross early in the second half, in which half-time substitute Giacomo Bonaventura provided a bright point for Italy.

The Milan midfielder was thwarted by Fabianski at close quarters before sending a drive whistling just wide.
It was another substitute, Federico Chiesa, who won the spot-kick for the equaliser.

Blaszczykowski appeared to get a decent chunk of the ball but, given he was already booked and slid in from behind, the Wolfsburg winger was perhaps fortunate to watch Jorginho’s conversion from on the field.

Related Articles

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Back to top button
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x