September 27, (THEWILL) – Italy defeated Hungary 2-0 in Budapest to get to the Nations League finals thanks to goals from Giacomo Raspadori and Federico Dimarco.
Prior to Monday’s last Group A3 match, Hungary simply required a draw to finish the competition and advance to the four-team battle for the Nations League title next year.
However, Roberto Mancini’s European champions, who are still reeling from their failure to make the 2022 World Cup, put on a cool display to stun their rivals in a tight match.
Nevertheless, Marco Rossi’s team may be proud of its accomplishments after a campaign in which it defeated Germany once and England twice to ultimately place second in a group where that outcome was an unexpected circumstance at the start of the competition.
The entire squad deserves praise for the hard work they put into the very end. When the final whistle blew, the Azzurri secured their place alongside Croatia and the Netherlands for the Nations League Finals in 2024.
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