Sunday September 8 2019
Emerson injury for Italy

Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri limped off just eight minutes into Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland.

The Brazil-born player sprinted half the length of the field to chase down Teemu Pukki and limit a dangerous counter-attack.

He pulled up at the end of the run and immediately asked to come off.

Alessandro Florenzi replaced Emerson as a makeshift left-back, as the Italy injury crisis intensifies.

The Azzurri were already missing the likes of Leonardo Spinazzola, Mattia De Sciglio, Lorenzo Insigne, Giorgio Chiellini and Bryan Cristante.

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