How to make the best out of the Holland-Finland tie
It was the third time in three days that Italy had faced Finland, with the first coming at the weekend when they were 1-1.
But after the defeat, it was the home side who looked the more confident, going on to win 2-0 thanks to a late penalty and the goal of the match.
They did manage to break through early in the second half, but Italy were unable to get on the board until the final whistle.
Here’s everything you need to know.
The first goal was a classic, but it came after a tense period.
The hosts looked to be on the back foot at the start of the first half when Matteo Darmian was sent off for a high challenge on Markel Susaeta, with Milos Teodoro Pjanic taking advantage.
Then, with 15 minutes remaining, Matteo Grondona made it 2-1, with his header from a Darmia cross finding the top corner.
In the second period, it started to look like Italy were going to be in the ascendancy.
A goalmouth scramble in the 17th minute saw Susaetes corner hit a Milos Mihailovic cross, with Mihai’s header from the rebound bouncing off the wall.
The Italian then scored again in the 36th minute when he curled an effort over the bar.
The second half started with a different feel.
Susaete and Darmi were again to blame for a number of errors, with Darmic having an offside when he was onside, as was Darmien in the 65th minute.
Milos Toni was then brought on for Pjanovic, who was looking for the equaliser.
Darmiano scored again, his first goal since the start, when he calmly chipped a Milosi cross into the corner of the net.
Italy’s next goal came from a corner that Darmie missed when he tried to take a shot, but a brilliant pass from Pjanić saved his chances.
The next goal was for Darmani, who made it 3-0 with a header after the break.
After an excellent cross from Pjaca, Milos was denied by the post in the 83rd minute.
A long ball was pushed in from the right by Milos to Darmoli, who nodded it past the helpless goalkeeper, but Pjanica saved his first effort on target with his legs.
Italy looked more confident after the half hour mark, though they were still not scoring.
Djuric had the first of two shots blocked, while Milos’ second effort was well saved by Grondon.
Milo also missed a shot that looked to find the back of the area.
However, the Italians looked to have settled into their game, with Grondon taking charge of the attack and Djursic providing a good balance.
Grondon is likely to start the match in goal, although Milos is likely in midfield, with Pjano in attack.
Milosi was the man to blame after the first goal.
His first-time shot on goal came after Darmioni was fouled by Pjanici, who had already been booked for a challenge on Susaette.
Mili was sent to the stands and was seen to be throwing the ball at the referee.
After the second red card, Mili could not control his temper and started to throw punches at the officials, who appeared to be unsympathetic.
He then went after Grondon after the referee had shown him a yellow card.
Milizi continued to get in the way of the referee, but Grondon was not able to make a tackle on him.
Djamovic was then shown a yellow in the 74th minute, which led to Grondon being sent off.
Italy ended the match 1-0 down.
3 goals in 2 days for Italy!