Italia 2-0 Uruguay: 2-2-2, 1-1-2 , 1-0-1, 1 goal (all time) source ESPN article It was the only goal in an uneventful opening to the match and the first time Italy’s two-goal cushion has been equalised since the opening game of the season against Greece.
It was also the first league game in Italy since March and the only game where a referee was unavailable.
It also marked the third time in a week that Italy have lost a league game after losing both the previous two matches.
The win in Turin came as a surprise given the opposition’s attacking approach, and also came despite a poor first half from Uruguay, who failed to clear the ball and lacked the finishing touch to create many chances.
This game was no different, and Uruguay’s defence struggled to contain Italy’s attacking players.
Despite a solid opening to proceedings, Italy were unable to convert many of their chances.
Only two of Italy’s 11 shots on target were on target, while Italy’s only goal came from a corner kick.
Uruguay were in control in the first half, and the hosts were unable have the best of it.
After Uruguay’s second goal, which came through a combination of good luck and a penalty, it was Italy who took the lead.
The ball bounced off the back of goalkeeper Giorgio Palacios’ head and bounced towards the net.
After it went over the line, Palacias took a touch and fired his arm in an effort to deflect it in.
The goal was only Italy’s second of the game, but they still managed to win the match, having gone ahead at the break.
In the second half, the match changed with Italy finding more and more of the chances.
They created the first for their goal, when they converted an attempted clearance by Palacies back pass.
However, it went awry when Uruguay took the ball off the edge of the penalty area, and they were denied a second by goalkeeper Gennaro Varela.
Italy’s next attempt came when Palacio dribbled down the left flank and found Jairo Valverde, who turned the ball into the box where Valver de Jesus was waiting.
Valver was able to fire a low shot that went over Valver’s crossbar and into the top corner.
Palacia was the last player on the field as Uruguay scored again.
The next goal came after a corner was taken by Valver, and this time it went through Valver and into Valverd’s path.
The striker calmly put the ball in the back, and Varella made a great save to prevent it.
In total, Uruguay managed to score 10 goals in their last three games.
The game was played in Turino, the same venue as last weekend’s win over Greece, but it was not a warm and humid affair.
It felt more like an indoor game.
It is not the first fixture in Serie A where Italy have been eliminated from the competition.
The last time Italy were eliminated from Europe’s top division was back in 2011.