In his first round match of group H of qualifying for the European Championship 2016 , the Azzurri in Oslo in front of 22,000 fans have defeated Norway 2:0.
Scorers for Italy were Simone Zaza (16′) and Leonardo Bonucci (62′). Italians first goal scored very lucky as the Sassuolo’s striker shot has hit the leg of Havard Nordtveit and changed direction which tricked the Norwegian goalkeeper Orjan Haskjold Nyland.
By the end of the first half Norwegians have had a good opportunity to level the score, but Joshua King reacted badly. Italians in the 62nd minute sealed a win with Leonardo Bonucci’s header on Manuel Pasquale’s great cross.
Round H 1st round results
Norway – Italy 0: 2 (Zaza, 16, Bonucci 62)
CROATIA – Malta 2: 0 (Modric 46, Kramarić 81)
Azerbaijan – Bulgaria 1: 2 (Nazarov 54 / Micanski 14, Hristov 87)