Dzeko breaks Italy's streak

The 'azzurri', after 11 consecutive victories, did not go past 1-1 in Florence against Bosnia. The forward of Roma opened the can and Sensi put the tables to pass from Insigne


After 11 wins in a row, the best streak in their history, Italy could not go from a 1-1 draw with Bosnia. Mancini's men controlled the game for almost all 90 minutes, but paid for their lack of clarity and aim at key moments.

The 'Azzurra' started with Acerbi in place of Chiellini (apparently, due to an error in the list of players given to the referee) and with Belotti at the center of the trident with Chiesa and Insigne. In the first half Dusan Bajevic, in his debut as coach, presented a compact and orderly eleven, which left the ball to his rivals, but no space. The Italians played and played without ever giving the feeling of being able to create a danger until halftime, which totally changed the rhythm of the crash.

As they returned to the green, the teams began to open up and pick up the pace. The first time was for the visitors, with Hodzic hitting the post after getting rid of Donnarumma. Insigne, receiving a cross from Chiesa, matched the shots to the wood with a header, but Bosnia responded again shortly after, opening the can. In a corner, Sunjic combed the ball for Dzeko, who pushed it between posts on 58 '. The striker lives a moment of uncertainty about his future, with Juventus that could sign him if he does not manage to get the services of Luis Suárez.

The 0-1 lasted less than 10 minutes on the scoreboard. In the 67th minute, the ever-active Insigne, with a low center, found Sensi alone in the heart of the area, and the midfielder's shot, deflected by Sunjic, ended in goal. In the last 20 minutes Mancini sought to complete the comeback by putting Zaniolo, Immobile and Kean: his own touched 2-1 several times, but also conceded a couple of very dangerous counterattacks (two of those, wasted by Visca and Besic). On Monday, to take points from the Netherlands, Italy will need much more.

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