U16: Italy – Macedonia 4:0

Italy U16 got some revenge from the 1:2 loss in the first friendly by winning 4:0 in the second friendly against Macedonia U16.

The U16 youth national teams of Italy and Macedonia played two friendlies on back to back days.  After losing Tuesday’s friendly 1:2, Italy U16 rebounded with a convincing 4:0 win in the second friendly on Wednesday.

Italy scored two goals in each half to celebrate the victory, the third goal coming on a converted penalty kick that also reduced Macedonia U16 to ten players following a red card.  This friendly was an 80 minute match with two 40 minute halves.

Lineups (courtesy of tuttonazionali.com):

Italy U16 (4-4-2): Cucchietti; Scalera, Semprini, Auriletto, Bettin (52′ Righetti); Scuderi (50′ Taufer), Bordin, Celestri (C) (52′ Donnarumma), Muratore (50′ Mosti); Tumminello (50′ Cutrone), Cabrini (50′ Matarese).

Macedonia U16 (4-2-3-1): Ibraimi; Richkov (21′ K. Ristovski), Mitrev, Chukalevski (41′ Terziev), Gichevski (78′ Bonevski); Zdravkovski (C), Hani (80′ Jusuf); Dimkov (41′ Dodev), Sulejmani (41′ Abaz), Manevski (59′ Dodevski); Chulevikj.

Italy scored its four goals in the 13th, 36th, 49th and 68th minute.  On the third that came on a penalty, Macedonia also saw defender Antonio Mitrev dismissed with a red card.

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