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Sunday September 8 2019
Euro 2020 Liveblog: Finland v Italy

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier, as Italy defend their perfect record in Finland.

It kicks off in Tampere at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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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.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Oriali: 'Different Italy attitude'

Italy team manager Lele Oriali warned of the difficulties in facing Finland for tonight’s Euro 2020 qualifier. “We need a different attitude to Armenia.”

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

The Azzurri are seeking a better performance than the struggle to break down 10-man Armenia on Thursday, eventually winning 3-1.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Bonucci enters Italy top 10

Leonardo Bonucci matches Alessandro Del Piero’s 91 Italy caps tonight, putting him in the all-time top 10.

The Juventus defender starts this evening’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland in Tampere.

It puts him on a par with Del Piero, in joint 10th place of the all-time Azzurri charts.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Line-ups: Finland v Italy

Italy make several changes from Armenia as they visit Teemu Pukki’s Finland, starting Armando Izzo, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi and Ciro Immobile.

The Euro 2020 qualifier kicks off in Tampere at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Sunday September 8 2019
Italy unstoppable in Finland

Italy are unbeaten against Finland since their first ever meeting in 1912 and have never conceded a goal on Finnish soil.

The Euro 2020 qualifier kicks off in Tampere tonight at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

While the Nazionale have a perfect record in Group J with five wins out of five, Finland only dropped points in the opening 2-0 defeat in Udine, winning their next four with clean sheets.

The Nordic nation have a surprising record in Tampere, winning their last six matches played here, all with clean sheets.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Mancini: 'Italy changes with Finland'

Roberto Mancini confirmed he will “make four or five changes” to the Italy line-up against Finland this evening after the 3-1 win in Armenia.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) in Tampere, as the top two in Euro 2020 qualifying Group J face off.

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BLOG ITALIA
Sunday September 8 2019
Finland's players to watch out for

Finland host Italy in the EURO 2020 qualifiers this evening and Sam Wilson identifies the three danger men to keep a close eye on.

Italy have a 100 per cent record in qualifying so far, but the only thing separating them from second-place Finland is their opening 2-0 result in Udine. The Finns have picked up four consecutive victories with clean sheets, beating the likes of Bosnia and Greece.

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Sunday September 8 2019
Probable line-ups: Finland v Italy

Lorenzo Pellegrini is expected to start for Italy against Teemu Pukki’s Finland in this evening’s Euro 2020 qualifier, with several defensive changes.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) in Tampere.

The Azzurri have a 100 per cent record in Group J and Finland have won their last four in a row with clean sheets, losing only the opener 2-0 to Italy in Udine, with goals from Nicolò Barella and Moise Kean.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Kauko: 'Finland usually get a goal'

Finland international Joni Kauko is confident they will at least get a goal against Italy in tomorrow’s Euro 2020 qualifier.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT) in Tampere.

“If we defend well, then we’ll probably also get some chances to score goals,” Kauko told Tuttomercatoweb.

“We usually find the net, so it’s just about figuring out how Italy will attack us and blocking them off.”

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