The Italian national team tied 1-1 with its Bulgarian guest, in the match that brought them together, Thursday evening, at the “Artemio Franchi” stadium in Florence, in the fourth round of Group C of the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
Italy national team
The two goals of the match came in the first half, as Juventus star Federico Chiesa scored Italy’s goal against Bulgaria in the 16th minute of the match, from a great individual effort, and concluded it with a creeping shot to the left of the Bulgarian goalkeeper. The Bulgarian team managed to equalize in the 39th minute of the match through player Atanas Lev.
In the second half, the Italian team tried to score the second goal to win the match, but the Bulgarian goalkeeper and his defense stood in the way of the Azzurri’s numerous attacks.
The Italian team maintained its lead in Group C with 10 points, while Bulgaria raised its score to two points in fourth place. In the same group, Northern Ireland defeated its host Lithuania 4-1.
The Azzurri national team won the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”, on July 11, at the expense of its English counterpart, on penalties, after the end of the original and extra time in a 1-1 draw.
The Italian team reached the 35th match unbeaten, equaling the historical record achieved by Spain and Brazil.