Video: Italy Set New Records in 9-1 Mauling of Armenia


Video: Italy Set New Records in 9-1 Mauling of Armenia

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Italy set two new records and came close to breaking several more in their 9-1 Euro 2020 qualifying thrashing of Armenia in Palermo.

For the first time in their history Italy had seven different scorers in one game, with the victory also meaning they won all of their games in a World Cup or European Championship qualifying campaign for the first time.

Ciro Immobile and Nicolo Zaniolo were the only players to hit the back of the net more than once, with Nicolo Barella, Alessio Romagnoli, Jorginho, Federico Chiesa and debutant Riccardo Orsolini also on target for the Azzurri.

Zaniolo’s first two goals for his country made him the youngest Roma player to score for the national side at the age of 20 years and 139 days. It is the fourth time Italy have scored nine goals in one match.

The convincing victory was a fitting way to wrap up a dominant qualification campaign from the four-time World champions and the perfect response to the disappointment of failing to reach the 2018 World Cup, the first time Italy had failed to qualify for the tournament since 1958.

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