Italy 1-1 Switzerland: Jorginho misses late penalty after Giovanni di Lorenzo cancelled out early Silvan Widmer strike… and European champions face nervy remaining sport to seal high spot
- Italy drew 1-1 with Switzerland of their penultimate World Cup qualifier
- Silvan Widmer gave Switzerland a shock early lead on the Olympic Stadium
- Giovanni di Lorenzo levelled for Roberto Mancini’s facet earlier than half-time
- Italy high the group however are stage on factors with Switzerland with one sport left
Italy midfielder Jorginho blazed a late penalty over the bar as his facet had been held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland of their Group C World Cup qualifier on the Stadio Olimpico on Friday, leaving either side with an opportunity of automated qualification for Qatar.
With 15 factors from seven video games and the winners going by to the finals, Italy high the group on objective distinction forward of the Swiss, with Northern Eire third on eight factors. Italy are away to Northern Eire of their remaining qualifier on Monday, whereas the Swiss host fourth-placed Bulgaria.
Switzerland took an early lead when Noah Okafor, making his first begin for the nationwide crew, teed up fullback Silvan Widmer to fireplace a piledriver into the again of the online, stunning the house crowd within the eleventh minute.
Silvan Widmer put the Swiss in entrance on the Olympic Stadium within the top-of-the-group conflict
Giovanni di Lorenzo equalised for Roberto Mancini’s facet afterward within the first half
Italy struck again by a cleverly-worked free kick that Giovanni Di Lorenzo headed house and will have snatched all three factors within the remaining minute of regular time, however Jorginho’s effort from the spot flew excessive over the bar as the sport led to a draw.