Euro 2020 Round of 16: Italy vs Austria Match Preview & Lineups

Italy vs Austria euro 2020 pre quarter

Italy vs Austria
Italy vs Austria
EURO - Round of 16
Sun, Jun 27 2021
12:30 midnight Indian time
Match Finished

 Italy 2-1 Austria
Euro 2020 | Round of 16


 95': Federico Chiesa (Italy)
 105: Matteo Pessina (Italy)
114': Sasa Kalajdzic (Austria)

Italy XI:  
Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne
Austria XI: 
 Bachmann; Lainer, Hinteregger, Dragovic, Alaba; Grillitsch; Laimer, Schlager, Sabitzer, Baumgartner; Arnautovic
Match Preview

The Italian national team will face Austria's challenge in the round of 16 of Euro 2020. The Italian vs Austrian duel will be held at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday (27/6/2021) at midnight IST.

Italy comes to London with a great mentality. Italy becomes the first euro 2020 team without conceding a single goal in the group stage.

A 1-0 win over Wales in the final of Group A saw the 'Azzurri' equal their longest unbeaten streak in 30 consecutive games, a record since the late 1930s (W25, D5).

Roberto Mancini's men have also now won eleven games in a row without conceding a goal. Another clean sheet against Austria would see them match their longest clean sheet record (12) between 1972 and 1974.

After France and Switzerland, Austria is the country that Italy has faced the most in history. Including four meetings in the World Cup (W4).

And from the last 13 meetings Italy vs Austria since 1960, Italy is unbeaten. Won 10 times and drew 3 times.

But facing Austria, Sunday midnight IST, will be Nicolo Barella et al's first appearance outside of Rome during Euro 2020.

Meanwhile, a 1-0 win over Ukraine (W2, L1) saw Franco Foda's Austria advance to the knockout stages of the European Cup for the first time in three appearances.

The last time they entered this phase of any major tournament was the 1954 World Cup where they surprisingly reached the semi-finals.

Trouble is, Austria have never beaten a top 20 nation at Euros (D1, L3) – 75 percent have failed to score.

However, there is an interesting fact to note, that half (seven) of Italy's 14 knockout round matches in the European Cup ended in a draw in 90 minutes.

Of those 7 matches, after extra time to penalties, Italy recorded 4 wins and 3 defeats. So will Italy's hegemony over Austria continue tonight?
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