Teenager Moise Kean scored his first international goal as Italy began their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a comfortable victory over Finland.

Juventus striker Kean, 19, was winning just his second Azzurri cap and converted a cool finish in the second half from Ciro Immobile’s pass.

Roberto Mancini’s side went ahead in the first half through Nicolo Barella’s thumping shot which deflected in.

Norwich striker Teemu Pukki missed Finland’s best chance from close range.

Italy missed out qualification for the 2018 World Cup and scored more than one goal in a game for only the second time in their past 18 internationals.

Juve winger Federico Bernardeschi could have grabbed another for the hosts, but struck wide from the edge of the box.

Line-ups

Italy

  • 20Donnarumma
  • 2PicciniBooked at 81mins
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 4BiraghiSubstituted forSpinazzolaat 90+1′minutes
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 63minsSubstituted forZanioloat 85′minutes
  • 8Jorginho
  • 10Bernardeschi
  • 18Barella
  • 14Kean
  • 17ImmobileSubstituted forQuagliarellaat 80′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sirigu
  • 5Mancini
  • 7Spinazzola
  • 9Pavoletti
  • 11Grifo
  • 12Cragno
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 15Sensi
  • 16Politano
  • 21Quagliarella
  • 22El Shaarawy
  • 23Zaniolo

Finland

  • 1Hrádecky
  • 3GranlundSubstituted forSoiriat 90′minutes
  • 4Toivio
  • 2Arajuuri
  • 5Väisänen
  • 16Pirinen
  • 8Lod
  • 6Kamara
  • 14SparvBooked at 63mins
  • 10PukkiSubstituted forKarjalainenat 83′minutes
  • 21HamalainenSubstituted forLappalainenat 70′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Taylor
  • 9Jensen
  • 11Schüller
  • 12Joronen
  • 13Soiri
  • 15Kauko
  • 17Väisänen
  • 18Sumusalo
  • 19Lam
  • 20Karjalainen
  • 22Lappalainen
  • 23Jaakkola
Referee:
Orel Grinfeld

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamFinland
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Italy 2, Finland 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Italy 2, Finland 0.

Foul by Nicolò Zaniolo (Italy).

Lassi Lappalainen (Finland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Leonardo Spinazzola replaces Cristiano Biraghi.

Nicolò Barella (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tim Sparv (Finland).

Substitution

Substitution, Finland. Pyry Soiri replaces Albin Granlund.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paulus Arajuuri (Finland).

Attempt saved. Tim Sparv (Finland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Tim Sparv (Finland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Nicolò Zaniolo replaces Marco Verratti.

Fabio Quagliarella (Italy) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

Offside, Finland. Rasmus Karjalainen tries a through ball, but Lassi Lappalainen is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Finland. Rasmus Karjalainen replaces Teemu Pukki.

Foul by Jorginho (Italy).

Teemu Pukki (Finland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Juha Pirinen.

Booking

Cristiano Piccini (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cristiano Piccini (Italy).

Juha Pirinen (Finland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Lukás Hrádecky.

Attempt saved. Fabio Quagliarella (Italy) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Fabio Quagliarella replaces Ciro Immobile.

Goal!

Goal! Italy 2, Finland 0. Moise Kean (Italy) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ciro Immobile with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Finland. Lassi Lappalainen replaces Kasper Hamalainen.

Offside, Italy. Giorgio Chiellini tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Robin Lod (Finland) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kasper Hamalainen.

Ciro Immobile (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paulus Arajuuri (Finland).

Attempt missed. Teemu Pukki (Finland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Robin Lod with a cross.

Offside, Italy. Leonardo Bonucci tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) because of an injury.

Booking

Marco Verratti (Italy) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tim Sparv (Finland) is shown the yellow card.

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robin Lod (Finland).

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Joona Toivio.

goal

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