Italy warmed up for the euro with a 7-0 victory over San Marino

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Italy warmed up for the euro with a 7-0 victory over San Marino

Federico Bernardeschi scored one goal and scored two more in Italy’s 7-0 victory over San Marino in the warm-up of the European Championship on Friday.

Italy coach Roberto Mancini used mostly reserves before taking his list of 26 people for Euro 2020 over the weekend.

“We still have questions,” Mancini said. “We have to choose between some great players.”

Bernardeschi increased his chances for more playing time at the Euros, opening the score with great effort in the 31st. He replaced Andrea Belotti for a new goal after the break after an exchange with the central striker of Turin.

Bernardeschi also gave a strong work on the left flank, which led to the second goal of Matteo Pesina four minutes from time.

It was a stark contrast to Bernardeschi’s performances at Juventus, where he has been fighting lately.

“He always did well with us,” Mancini said. “He helped us qualify.”

Matteo Politano also had a brace for the Azzurri and Gian Marco Ferrari also scored.

Moise Kean, who is scheduled to be the third choice in the center forward, after Ciro Immobile and Belotti, struggled. But Mancini said Keane knocked early and was in pain when he came out after the first half.

San Marino is last in the FIFA rankings at number 210.

Italy has extended its unbeaten streak to 26 games. This is the second longest in the history of the team, lagging only 30 games from 1935-39 at Vittorio Pozzo.

The Azzurri face the Czech Republic in Bologna next Friday in another warm-up, then host Turkey in Rome to open the euro a week later.

Switzerland and Wales are also in Group A with Italy



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