Italy v Austria, 26 June 2021

Score2-1 to Italy
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals - Round of 16
VenueWembley Stadium
Attendance18,910
Kick-off: 8.00pm BST After extra time - 0-0 at 90 minutes Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Gary Beswick (ENG) and Adam Nunn (ENG) Fourth official: Sandro Schärer (SUI) Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG) This was match no. 37 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. Italy were now unbeaten in the last 14 meetings with Austria since December 1960 (won 11).

2  Italy

Manager: Roberto Mancini

1  Austria

Manager: Franco Foda

Goals:

Federico Chiesa 95 G
Matteo Pessina 105 G

Goals:

Sasa Kalajdzic 114 G

Starting lineup:

Defender Francesco Acerbi
Defender Leonardo Bonucci (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola
Midfielder Nicolò Barella
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder Marco Verratti
Forward Ciro Immobile
Forward Lorenzo Insigne

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dan Bachmann
Defender Stefan Lainer
Defender/Midfielder David Alaba (captain)
Midfielder Florian Grillitsch
Midfielder Konrad Laimer
Midfielder/Forward Xaver Schlager
Forward Marcel Sabitzer

Substitutions:

Manuel Locatelli for Marco Verratti 67
Matteo Pessina for Nicolò Barella 67
Andrea Belotti for Ciro Immobile 84
Federico Chiesa for Domenico Berardi 84
Bryan Cristante for Lorenzo Insigne 108

Substitutions:

Alessandro Schöpf for Christoph Baumgartner 90
Sasa Kalajdzic for Marko Arnautović 97
Michael Gregoritsch for Xaver Schlager 106
Louis Schaub for Florian Grillitsch 106
Stefan Ilsanker for Konrad Laimer 114
Christopher Trimmel for Stefan Lainer 114

Cards:

Giovanni Di Lorenzo 50 Y
Nicolò Barella 51 Y

Cards:

Marko Arnautović 2 Y
Martin Hinteregger 103 Y
Aleksandar Dragović 120 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alex Meret
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Emerson
Defender Rafael Tolói
Midfielder Bryan Cristante
Midfielder Manuel Locatelli
Midfielder Matteo Pessina
Midfielder/Forward Federico Bernardeschi
Forward Andrea Belotti
Forward Federico Chiesa

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Pavao Pervan
Goalkeeper Alexander Schlager
Defender Philipp Lienhart
Defender Stefan Posch
Defender Andreas Ulmer
Midfielder Stefan Ilsanker
Midfielder Louis Schaub
Midfielder Alessandro Schöpf
Midfielder/Forward Michael Gregoritsch
Midfielder/Forward Sasa Kalajdzic

Comments:

Italy had now created a new national record of remaining unbeaten in 31 consecutive games; previously 30 games from 1935 to 1939 under manager Vittorio Pozzo. Only Brazil (35 from 1993 to 1996) and Spain (35 from 2007 to 2009) had now achieved longer such runs. Sasa Kalajdzic’s goal was the first that Italy had conceded in 19 hours and 29 minutes playing time to extend their own world record in international games; previously 19 hours and two minutes from 1972 to 1974 Eight of Italy’s games at UEFA European Championship finals had now gone into extra time; more than any other team.

Comments:

This was Austria's first game in the knockout stage of the UEFA European Championship finals and their first at a major tournament since the FIFA World Cup finals in 1954. Their record in UEFA European Championship finals was now played ten, won two, lost six. Austria had failed to score in four of their preceding six games. Marko Arnautović scored after 65 minutes but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to an offside decision.