Northern Ireland vs Italy Player Ratings: No Savior for the Azzurri

On a cold night in Belfast, Italy needed a hero, but found none, as Switzerland deservedly snatched the ticket to Qatar 2022 with an impressive 4-0 win against Bulgaria. So here are our player ratings for Italy who simply couldn't find a way through the defenses of Northern Ireland.

Italy – Northern Ireland Player Ratings: Chiellini in Control

Roberto Mancini's men completely dominated the first half, and were able to score twice via Berardi and Immobile. Whilst the Azzurri's performance was less dynamic in second half, they managed to maintain their lead, as they earned their first three points in a 2-0 victory. So here are our player ratings for Italy after their encounter against Northern Ireland.

World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Italy in Favorable Group C

Ever since taking over the Azzurri in 2018, national team manager Roberto Mancini has successfully turned the tide for an Italy side who was at the time still recovering from the disastrous Ventura reign. The former Man City tactician has just found out today the opponents he'll have to defeat on the road for Qatar 2022, as the World cup qualifiers draw put Italy at the head of Group C.