Italy vs Austria LIVE Football Match Score June 26/6/2021
Meanwhile, the Italians have become one of the favorites at the European Championship after winning all three of their games in the group stage, scoring seven goals and conceding none. Those three victories at Euro 2020 extended the team’s unbeaten streak under coach Roberto Mancini to 30 games _ matching the previous record set in the 1930s. Austria, which has reached the round of 16 at the tournament for the first time, will get its chance on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.
Besides the unbeaten streak, Italy will also be trying to set another record. The team has not conceded a goal in 11 matches, a total of 1,055 minutes. If Austria fails to score, Italy will surpass the record of 1,143 minutes set between 1972 and 1974.
Keeping expectations in check may be Italy’s most difficult task heading into the latter stages of this summer’s European Championships, as an 11th win in a row last time out helped them extend their undefeated streak to a total of 30 games. Tying a national record set back in the 1930s under legendary coach Vittorio Pozzo, the 1-0 victory over Wales was scant reward for their shadow side’s complete domination last Sunday.
Roberto Mancini managed to keep his team’s momentum going despite wholesale changes – with eight of the previous starting XI dropping out – to claim maximum points once again, following back-to-back 3-0 victories over Turkey and Switzerland.
However, their prize for cruising through as winners of Group A is a place in the more challenging side of the draw, as they will face Belgium or Portugal in the next round should they progress, and then potentially France, Spain or Croatia in a semi-final.
First, though, La Nazionale must leave their Roman stronghold at Stadio Olimpico to meet Austria on neutral turf. Nonetheless, they will travel north in the knowledge that no Italian team has lost to their neighbours since 1960, and they have emerged as winners in each of the nations’ four major tournament meetings.
Yet to concede a goal in the competition, a clearly united squad – in which even substitute goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has been awarded a handful of minutes – have not only proved an entertaining prospect for neutrals, but also shown they are made of stern stuff at the back. In fact, the last time Italy failed to keep a clean sheet was in a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands last October – over 1,000 minutes of football ago.