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Under-21 Championship: Italy - Poland Match press kits

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ItalyItalyRenato Dall'Ara - BolognaWednesday 19 June 2019
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Group A - Matchday 2
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    14/11/2001POItaly - Poland0-0
    agg: 5-2
    Reggio Calabria
    10/11/2001POPoland - Italy2-5
    WarsawM. Lewandowski 87, Gorawski 90+1; Bonazzoli 4, 38, Ferrari 45, Maccarone 79, Iaquinta 90+2
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    01/05/1997QR (GS)Italy - Poland1-1BeneventoLucarelli 84; Szymkowiak 44
    01/04/1997QR (GS)Poland - Italy1-1KatowiceSzymkowiak 73; Goretti 72
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    Italy20202110----413074
    Poland20112020----403147

    Last updated 24/05/2019 15:32CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    Italy will seek to extend their unbeaten UEFA European Under-21 Championship record against Poland to five matches when the teams meet in Bologna in the second round of Group A games.

    • Both teams were victorious in their first fixtures after conceding the first goal, Italy beating Spain 3-1 while Poland picked up their first ever finals victory by overcoming Belgium 3-2 in the tournament's opening match.

    Previous meetings
    • Italy have not lost in four competitive U21 matches against Poland, although this will be the teams' first fixture in the final tournament. The sides last crossed paths in the play-offs for the 2002 edition, the Azzurrini winning 5-2 in the Warsaw first leg and by the same aggregate score following a goalless draw in Reggio Calabria.

    • The countries shared two 1-1 draws in qualifying for the 1998 tournament, although neither reached the finals in Romania.

    • Alessandro Bastoni, Nicolò Zaniolo and substitute Sandro Tonali were in the Italy side that beat Poland 4-3 in the European U19 Championship elite round in March 2018.

    Highlights: Italy 3-1 Spain

    Form guide
    Italy
    • Italy have qualified for ten of the 12 final tournaments since 1998. They have reached the semi-finals or better in six of those previous nine appearances, claiming the trophy in 2000 and 2004.

    • Italy were also champions for three tournaments running between 1992 and 1996, and reached the 1986 final.

    • Despite the matchday one defeat of Spain, the Azzurrini have still won only four of their last nine matches in the final tournament (D1 L4).

    • Italy have played 17 friendlies since 1 September 2017 (W7 D4 L6). The only win in their last six prior to this tournament came against Tunisia, 2-0 in October 2018 (D2 L3), a four-match winless run ending with that opening-night victory against Spain.

    Poland
    • Poland are in the final tournament for the second time; two years ago, as hosts, they finished fourth in Group A behind England, Slovakia and Sweden having picked up one point from their three matches.

    Highlights: Poland 3-2 Belgium

    • That was the Poles' first appearance in the U21 finals in the competition's current guise; they had previously reached the quarter-finals in 1994, losing 5-1 over two legs against Portugal (1-3 home, 0-2 away).

    • Those 1994 matches marked Poland's fifth appearance in the last eight; they were also eliminated at that stage in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1992.

    • Although undefeated in their qualifying section, Poland had to be content with second place in Group 3 behind Denmark. The Poles took 22 points from their ten matches – one less than the Danes – winning six of their fixtures and drawing the other four. They then eliminated Portugal in the play-offs, recovering from a first-leg home defeat (0-1) to win 3-1 away.

    • The defeat of Belgium was Poland's first group stage victory in the final tournament at the fourth attempt, after a draw and two defeats.

    Links and trivia
    • Several of Poland's squad have played in Italy:
    Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria 2017-)
    Paweł Bochniewicz (Reggina 2012–14, Udinese 2014-)
    Adam Buksa (Novara 2013–14)

    • In addition Szymon Żurkowski (Fiorentina) and Filip Jagiełło (Genoa) will move to Italy this summer.

    • Poland captain Dawid Kownacki was the top scorer in the qualifying competition, with 11 goals – ten in the group stage, including six penalties, and another in the play-offs.

    • Four of Italy's U21 squad represented the senior national team in this month's UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying wins against Greece in Athens (3-0) and Bosnia & Herzegovina in Turin (2-1). Nicolò Barella played 90 minutes in both games, opening the scoring against Greece, with Federico Chiesa starting and Lorenzo Pellegrini coming off the bench in Athens. Gianluca Mancini also started against Bosnia & Herzegovina, Chiesa appearing as a half-time substitute.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2019/matches/round=2000799/match=2025975/prematch/background/index.html#italy+poland+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Italy - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Emil Audero18/01/199722Sampdoria - 0000--
    16Lorenzo Montipò20/02/199623Benevento - 0000--
    22Alex Meret22/03/199722Napoli - 00101-
    Defenders
    2Arturo Calabresi17/03/199623Bologna*00101-
    3Giuseppe Pezzella29/11/199721Genoa - 0000--
    4Kevin Bonifazi19/05/199623SPAL - 00101-
    6Alessandro Bastoni13/04/199920Parma - 00101-
    12Federico Dimarco10/11/199721Parma - 00101-
    13Gianluca Mancini17/04/199623Atalanta - 00101-
    15Claud Adjapong06/05/199821Sassuolo - 0000--
    19Filippo Romagna26/05/199722Cagliari - 0000--
    Midfielders
    5Sandro Tonali08/05/200019Brescia - 0000--
    7Lorenzo Pellegrini19/06/199622Roma - 001173
    8Nicolò Zaniolo02/07/199919Roma*00101-
    10Rolando Mandragora29/06/199721Udinese*00108-
    11Riccardo Orsolini24/01/199722Bologna*00101-
    18Nicolò Barella07/02/199722Cagliari - 00101-
    21Manuel Locatelli08/01/199821Sassuolo - 00002-
    23Alessandro Murgia09/08/199622SPAL - 0000--
    Forwards
    9Patrick Cutrone03/01/199821Milan - 00101-
    14Federico Chiesa25/10/199721Fiorentina - 001252
    17Federico Bonazzoli21/05/199722Padova - 0000--
    20Moise Kean28/02/200019Juventus - 00101-
    Coach
    -Luigi Di Biagio03/06/197148 - 001028-
    Poland - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Kamil Grabara08/01/199920AGF*80109-
    12Mateusz Lis27/02/199722Wisła Kraków - 0000--
    22Tomasz Loska26/01/199623Górnik Zabrze - 20002-
    Defenders
    3Kamil Pestka22/08/199820Chrobry - 70108-
    4Mateusz Wieteska11/02/199722Legia - 12210132
    6Krystian Bielik04/01/199821Charlton*211132
    15Dominik Jończy17/05/199722Podbeskidzie - 0000--
    20Robert Gumny04/06/199821Lech - 70007-
    Midfielders
    2Przemysław Płacheta23/03/199821Pogon Siedlce - 0000--
    5Paweł Bochniewicz30/01/199623Górnik Zabrze - 1001011-
    7Szymon Żurkowski25/09/199721Górnik Zabrze - 9111102
    8Jakub Piotrowski04/10/199721Genk - 80008-
    10Sebastian Szymański10/05/199920Dinamo Moskva - 11111122
    13Mateusz Wdowiak28/08/199622Cracovia - 0000--
    16Patryk Dziczek25/03/199821Piast - 901010-
    17Kamil Jóźwiak22/04/199821Lech*70108-
    19Filip Jagiełło08/08/199721Zagłębie - 60107-
    21Karol Fila13/06/199821Lechia - 00101-
    23Konrad Michalak19/09/199721Lechia - 10310113
    Forwards
    9Dawid Kownacki14/03/199722Düsseldorf - 1111101412
    11Karol Świderski23/01/199722PAOK - 80008-
    14Adam Buksa12/07/199622Pogoń - 0000--
    18Paweł Tomczyk04/05/199821Piast - 730073
    Coach
    -Czesław Michniewicz12/02/197049 - 1201013-

    Last updated 18/06/2019 13:56CET

    Head coach Only this chapter

    Luigi Di Biagio

    Date of birth: 3 June 1971
    Nationality: Italian
    Playing career: Lazio, Monza, Foggia, Roma, Inter, Brescia, Ascoli
    Coaching career: Italy U20, Italy U21, Italy (caretaker)

    • An all-round midfielder with good defensive qualities and a nose for goal, Di Biagio made his name with Zdeněk Zeman's Foggia in the early 1990s before representing Roma and Inter, appearing over 100 times in Serie A for each club. Capped 31 times by Italy, scoring two goals, he retired in 2007 after spells at Brescia and Ascoli.

    • Di Biagio had lows and highs with penalties with Italy. He hit the bar from the spot when Italy were eliminated by hosts France in the 1998 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals, but scored when the Azzurri defeated co-hosts the Netherlands in the UEFA EURO 2000 semi-finals before losing the final in extra time to France.

    • Started his coaching in the youth system of minor clubs La Polisportiva La Storta and Cisco Roma close to his home city of Rome, before being appointed Italy Under-20 coach in 2011.

    • Two years later he was promoted to the U21 side, leading them to the 2015 UEFA European Championship in Czech Republic, where the Azzurrini failed to qualify from the group stage. His second attempt at the finals, two years later, went better as Italy topped their group to reach the semi-finals, where they lost to Spain.

    • On 5 February 2018 he was named Italy interim coach, taking charge of the side for friendlies against Argentina (0-2) and England (1-1) before returning to the U21s when Roberto Mancini was appointed.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609843.html#luigi+di+biagio

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    Czesław Michniewicz

    Date of birth: 12 February 1970
    Nationality: Polish
    Playing career: Bałtyk Gdynia, Polonia Gdańsk, Amica Wronki
    Coaching career: Lech Poznań, Zagłębie Lubin, Arka Gdynia, Widzew Łódź, Jagiellonia Białystok, Polonia Warszawa, Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała, Pogoń Szczecin, Nieciecza, Poland U21

    • A former goalkeeper, Michniewicz spent his early career in Poland's lower leagues before stepping up to the Ekstraklasa with Amica Wronki in his mid-20s. After five years at the club, who he represented in successive European campaigns including a notable 2000 meeting with Atlético Madrid, he retired aged 31.

    • Appointed coach of Lech Poznań in September 2003, he proved an instant hit, guiding the club to the Polish Cup and Super Cup; left his post at the end of the 2005/06 campaign.

    • Took over at Zagłębie Lubin in October 2006 and again enjoyed early success, ending his first campaign with the Polish championship – only the club's second league title – and adding the domestic Super Cup at the start of the following campaign.

    • Relieved of his duties in autumn 2007, he went on to have short spells at a number of clubs, notably rescuing Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała from relegation in 2012/13. Three years later, he led Pogoń Szczecin into sixth place – their best position for many years.

    • Took the Poland Under-21 job in July 2017, after they had hosted the final tournament, and guided them into the 2019 finals with a play-off win against Portugal – the first time Poland had successfully negotiated qualifying since 1994.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609848.html#czesław+michniewicz

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    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeAleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
    • Assistant refereesDmitri Zhuk (BLR) , Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
    • Video Assistant RefereeFrançois Letexier (FRA)
    • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeRuddy Buquet (FRA)
    • Fourth officialSerdar Gözübüyük (NED)
    • UEFA DelegateMyrsini Psarropoulou (GRE)
    • UEFA Referee observerMarc Batta (FRA)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Aleksei Kulbakov27/12/19794101

    Aleksei Kulbakov

    Referee since: 1995
    First division: 2003
    FIFA badge: 2005

    Tournaments: 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

    Finals
    2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from the two countries involved in this match

    No such matches refereed

    Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    01/04/2009WCQRPolandSan Marino10-0Kielce
    07/09/2010EUROQRItalyFaroe Islands5-0Florence
    20/02/2014UELR32JuventusTrabzonspor AŞ2-0Turin
    02/10/2014UELGSFC Internazionale MilanoQarabağ FK2-0Milan
    13/06/2015EUROQRPolandGeorgia4-0Warsaw
    27/07/2016UCL3QRAS TrenčínLegia Warszawa0-1Zilina
    07/03/2019UELR16SSC NapoliFC Salzburg3-0Naples

    Last updated 17/06/2019 14:05CET

    Competition facts Only this chapter

    Under-21 historical statistics (competitive matches)

    Champions (hosts)
    2017: Germany 1-0 Spain (Poland)
    2015: Sweden 0-0 Portugal, aet, 4-3 pens (Czech Republic)
    2013: Spain 4-2 Italy (Israel)
    2011: Spain 2-0 Switzerland (Denmark)
    2009: Germany 4-0 England (Sweden)
    2007: Netherlands 4-1 Serbia (Netherlands)
    2006: Netherlands 3-0 Ukraine (Portugal)
    2004: Italy 3-0 Serbia and Montenegro (Germany)
    2002: Czech Republic 0-0 France, aet, 3-1 pens (Switzerland)
    2000: Italy 2-1 Czech Republic (Slovakia)
    1998: Spain 1-0 Greece (Romania)
    1996: Italy 1-1 Spain, aet, 4-2 pens (Spain)
    1994: Italy 1-0 Portugal, aet (France)
    1992 Italy 2-1 Sweden (agg; 2-0, 0-1)
    1990 USSR 7-3 Yugoslavia (agg; 4-2, 3-1)
    1988 France 3-0 Greece (agg; 0-0, 3-0)
    1986 Spain 3-3 Italy (agg; 1-2, 2-1, 3-0 pens)
    1984 England 3-0 Spain (agg; 1-0, 2-0)
    1982 England 5-4 West Germany (agg; 3-1, 2-3)
    1980 USSR 1-0 East Germany (agg; 0-0, 1-0)
    1978 Yugoslavia 5-4 East Germany (agg; 1-0, 4-4)
    Finals contested up to, and including 1992, were over two legs

    Final statistics

    • In 2007 the Netherlands became the first, and so far only, team to win the competition on home territory since the switch to a new format in 1994. Until then the final had been decided on a two-legged basis. Spain came closest in 1996, losing the final on penalties to Italy.

    • Since the 1992-94 change Italy have won four finals, the 2013 loss to Spain their first final reverse. The only other sides to have won it more than once are Spain (1998, 2011, 2013), Germany (2009, 2017) and the Netherlands (2006, 2007).

    • The 2013 edition was the highest-scoring single-match final as Thiago Alcántara's hat-trick helped Spain defeat Italy 4-2 in Jerusalem.

    • Seven red cards have been issued in single-match finals, most recently for Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov in 2007.

    • Thiago's 2013 hat-trick was the first since 1994's move to a one-off game; Andrea Pirlo (Italy 2000), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands 2006) and Sandro Wagner (Germany 2009) have all scored twice in a one-off match. Prior to that Gary Owen (England 1982), Franck Sauzée (France 1988) and Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR 1990) had all scored twice in one leg of a final.

    • Vahid Halilhodžić (for Yugoslavia v East Germany 1978) and Pierre Littbarski (for West Germany v England 1982) are the other players to have scored a final hat-trick.

    • Since the single-match finals began three have ended in penalty shoot-outs, nine-man Italy triumphing 4-2 against Spain in 1996. The Czech Republic then prevailed 3-1 over France in 2002 and Sweden 4-3 against Portugal in 2015 following the competition's only two goalless finals.

    • Only the 1994 final has been decided in extra time, substitute Pierluigi Orlandini winning it for Italy against Portugal with the only goal in the 97th minute.

    • Ten players have won the European U21 title twice: Danny Thomas (England 1982, 1984), Dario Marcolin and Roberto Muzzi (Italy 1992, 1994), Fabio Cannavaro and Christian Panucci (Italy 1994, 1996), Kenneth Vermeer, Arnold Kruiswijk, Daniël de Ridder, Ron Vlaar and Haris Medunjanin (Netherlands 2006, 2007) and David de Gea, Thiago Alcántara, Martín Montoya, Iker Muniain and Diego Mariño (Spain 2011, 2013).

    • The fulcrum of Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning squad had also been involved in U21 final victories: Cannavaro (1994 and 1996), Filippo Inzaghi (1994), Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta (1996), Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso (2000) and Marco Amelia, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Gilardino and Andrea Barzagli (2004).

    • Germany's victorious 2014 World Cup squad included six members of the squad that lifted the 2009 U21 title in Sweden: Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil.

    • Laurent Blanc was the first player to achieve the treble of a U21 title (1988), a FIFA World Cup winners' medal (1998) and a UEFA European Championship victory (2000). Spain duo Juan Mata and Javi Martínez were the next players to do so after glory at the 2010 World Cup, U21s in Denmark in 2011 and UEFA EURO 2012.

    Leading scorers

    All time (including qualifying)
    Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 15
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    Roy Makaay (Netherlands) 14

    All time (final tournaments)
    Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6
    Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    Adrian López (Spain) 5
    Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5

    Finals top scorers
    2017: Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5
    2015: Jan Kliment (Czech Republic) 3
    2013: Álvaro Morata (Spain) 4
    2011: Adrián (Spain) 5
    2009: Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    2007: Maceo Rigters (Netherlands) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 4
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy), Johan Elmander (Sweden) 4
    2002: Massimo Maccarone (Italy) 3
    2000: David Jarolím (Czech Republic), Igor Tudor (Croatia), Lukáš Došek (Czech Republic) 2
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway), Nikos Liberopoulos (Greece) 3
    1996: Raúl González (Spain) 3
    1994: João Vieira Pinto (Portugal) 3
    1992: Renato Buso (Italy) 3
    1990: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia), Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR) 3
    1988: Aris Karasavvidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Leading scorers per U21 campaign (qualifying to final)
    2017: Patrik Schick (Czech Republic) 11
    2015: Saido Berahino (England) 10
    2013: Rodrigo (Spain) 12
    2011: Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 10
    2009: Robert Acquafresca (Italy) 8
    2007: Nikita Bazhenov (Russia), Igor Denisov (Russia), Dragan Mrdja (Serbia), Maceo Rigters (Netherlands), Theo Walcott (England) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy) 11
    2002: Ricardo Cabanas (Switzerland) 9
    2000: Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway) 9
    1996: Roy Makaay (Netherlands), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Norway) 10
    1994: Toni (Portugal) 8
    1992: Peter Møller (Denmark) 9
    1990: Igor Kolyvanov (USSR) 9
    1988: Aristidis Karasavidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Biggest win:
    All-time
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    6-0: England v Turkey, 29/05/00
    Group stage, Tehelné Pole Stadium, Bratislava

    Final
    4-0: Germany v England, 29/06/09
    Malmö New Stadium, Malmo, Sweden

    Most goals in a game:
    14: Spain 14-0 San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    7: Czech Republic 4-3 Croatia, 01/06/00
    Group stage, Mestský Stadium, Trencin, Slovakia

    Final
    8: Yugoslavia 4-4 East Germany, 31/05/78
    (second leg, Yugoslavia won 5-4 on agg), Mostar, Yugoslavia

    Record attendance:
    42,000: Turkey 1-1 Germany, 18/11/03
    2004 qualifying play-off, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul

    Final tournament
    35,500: Italy 1-1 Spain (Italy won 4-2 on pens) 31/05/96
    Final, Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=1640650.html#competition+facts

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    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Italy

    • Under-21 - Group stage – final tournament
      Group A - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Italy1100313
      Poland1100323
      Belgium1001230
      Spain1001130
      Matchday 1 (16/06/2019)
      Italy 3-1 Spain
      0-1 Ceballos 9, 1-1 Chiesa 36, 2-1 Chiesa 64, 3-1 Pellegrini 82 (P)
      Meret, Calabresi, Bonifazi (88 Bastoni), Pellegrini, Zaniolo (42 Orsolini), Mandragora, Dimarco, Mancini, Chiesa, Barella, Kean (60 Cutrone)
    • Matchday 2 (19/06/2019)
      Italy-Poland
    • Matchday 3 (22/06/2019)
      Belgium-Italy

    Poland

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (01/09/2017)
      Georgia 0-3 Poland
      0-1 Kownacki 58 (P) , 0-2 Kownacki 65, 0-3 Kapustka 71
      Drągowski, Wieteska, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski, Piotrowski, Kownacki, Szymański (88 Tomczyk), Bartosz, Kapustka (85 Rasak), Zawada (65 Świderski), Gumny
    • (06/10/2017)
      Poland 3-3 Finland
      1-0 Kownacki 7, 1-1 Dahlström 8, 1-2 Kairinen 61, 2-2 Tomczyk 68, 3-2 Kownacki 71 (P) , 3-3 Jensen 76
      Drągowski, Bednarek, Wieteska (46 Michalak), Stolarski, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski, Piotrowski (59 Tomczyk), Kownacki, Szymański, Kapustka (78 Świderski), Gumny
    • (10/10/2017)
      Lithuania 0-2 Poland
      0-1 Tomczyk 62, 0-2 Michalak 80
      Loska, Wieteska, Stolarski, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (88 Kopacz ), Piotrowski, Kownacki, Świderski (60 Tomczyk), Dziczek, Kapustka (73 Michalak), Gumny
    • (10/11/2017)
      Faroe Islands 2-2 Poland
      0-1 Kownacki 35 (P) , 1-1 M. Olsen 52 (P) , 2-1 B. Petersen 80, 2-2 Bartosz 90+4
      Loska, Wieteska, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (75 Tomczyk), Piotrowski (62 Michalak), Kownacki, Świderski (62 Szymański), Bartosz, Dziczek, Kapustka, Gumny
    • (14/11/2017)
      Poland 3-1 Denmark
      1-0 Michalak 15, 2-0 Tomczyk 24, 3-0 Żurkowski 74, 3-1 Laursen 90+1
      Grabara, Bednarek, Wieteska, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (90 Piotrowski), Szymański (83 Kopacz ), Bartosz, Dziczek, Tomczyk (71 Zawada), Gumny, Michalak
    • (27/03/2018)
      Poland 1-0 Lithuania
      1-0 Kownacki 78
      Grabara, Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Piotrowski, Kownacki, Szymański (67 Jóźwiak), Bartosz (46 Michalak), Dziczek, Kapustka, Jagiełło (63 Świderski)
    • (07/09/2018)
      Poland 1-1 Faroe Islands
      0-1 J. Thomsen 16, 1-1 Kownacki 72 (P)
      Grabara, Dankowski (46 Jóźwiak), Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Piotrowski, Kownacki, Dziczek (44 Szymański), Kapustka, Tomczyk (46 Świderski), Jagiełło
    • (11/09/2018)
      Finland 1-3 Poland
      0-1 Wieteska 66, 1-1 Lappalainen 68, 1-2 Wieteska 74, 1-3 Kownacki 89 (P)
      Grabara, Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Jóźwiak, Piotrowski, Kownacki (94 Tomczyk), Szymański (58 Michalak), Łabojko, Jagiełło (60 Kapustka), Stolarski
    • (12/10/2018)
      Denmark 1-1 Poland
      1-0 Billing 40, 1-1 Kownacki 43 (P)
      Grabara, Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (89 Ambrosiewicz), Kownacki, Szymański, Dziczek, Kapustka, Stolarski, Michalak (77 Jóźwiak)
    • (16/10/2018)
      Poland 3-0 Georgia
      1-0 Mikeltadze 52 (og) , 2-0 Michalak 74, 3-0 Kownacki 90
      Grabara, Wieteska, Pestka, Bochniewicz, Żurkowski (89 Ambrosiewicz), Kownacki, Szymański, Dziczek, Kapustka (68 Michalak), Stolarski, Jóźwiak (46 Jagiełło)
    • Play-off
      (16/11/2018)
      Poland 0-1 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Jota 30
      Grabara, Bielik, Wieteska, Pestka, Żurkowski, Kownacki (76 Świderski), Szymański (72 Jagiełło), Gumny, Dziczek, Kapustka, Michalak (67 Jóźwiak)
    • (20/11/2018)
      Portugal 1-3 Poland (agg: 2-3)
      0-1 Bielik 5, 0-2 Kownacki 8, 0-3 Szymański 24, 1-3 Diogo Jota 52
      Grabara, Bielik, Wieteska, Pestka, Żurkowski, Kownacki (94 Świderski), Szymański (69 Jóźwiak), Gumny, Dziczek, Kapustka, Jagiełło (53 Michalak)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group A - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Italy1100313
      Poland1100323
      Belgium1001230
      Spain1001130
      Matchday 1 (16/06/2019)
      Poland 3-2 Belgium
      0-1 Leya Iseka 16, 1-1 Żurkowski 26, 2-1 Bielik 52, 3-1 Szymański 79, 3-2 Cools 84
      Grabara, Pestka, Wieteska, Bielik, Żurkowski, Kownacki, Szymański, Dziczek, Jagiełło (88 Bochniewicz), Fila, Michalak (92 Jóźwiak)
    • Matchday 2 (19/06/2019)
      Italy-Poland
    • Matchday 3 (22/06/2019)
      Spain-Poland

    Last updated 17/06/2019 10:36CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Italy

    Tournament record
    2017: semi-finals
    2015:
    group stage
    2013:
    runners-up
    2011:
    play-offs
    2009:
    semi-finals
    2007: group stage
    2006: group stage
    2004: winners
    2002: semi-finals
    2000: winners
    1998: did not qualify
    1996:
    winners
    1994: winners
    1992: winners
    1990: semi-finals
    1988: quarter-finals
    1986: runners-up
    1984: semi-finals
    1982: quarter-finals
    1980: quarter-finals
    1978: quarter-finals

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament
    4-0: Italy v Israel, 08/06/13
    Group stage, Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv

    Qualifying
    8-1: Italy v Wales, 05/09/03
    Qualifying group stage, Stadio Fortunato, Pavia
    7-0
    twice, most recently v Liechtenstein, 06/09/12
    Qualifying group stage, Stadio Ceravolo, Catanzaro

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament

    3-1 four times, most recently v Spain, 27/06/17
    Semi-final, Cracovia Stadium, Krakow

    Qualifying
    6-0: Norway v Italy, 05/06/91
    Qualifying group stage, Stavanger Stadion, Stavanger

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2244738.html#team+facts+italy

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    Poland

    Tournament record
    2017: group stage
    2015:
    did not qualify
    2013: did not qualify
    2011: did not qualify
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: did not qualify
    2006: did not qualify
    2004: play-offs
    2002: play-offs
    2000: play-offs
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: quarter-finals
    1992: quarter-finals
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: quarter-finals
    1984: quarter-finals
    1982: quarter-finals
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    3-2: Poland v Belgium, 16/06/19
    Group stage, Stadio Città del Tricolore, Reggio Emilia
    0-1: Italy v Poland, 19/06/19
    Group stage, Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna

    Qualifying
    7-0 twice, most recently v San Marino, 01/04/03
    Qualifying group stage, GKS Nowiny, Nowiny

    Heaviest defeats

    Final tournament
    3-0: England v Poland, 22/06/17
    Group stage, Kolporter Arena, Kielce

    Qualifying
    5-0 three times, most recently v England, 26/03/99
    Qualifying group stage, The Dell, Southampton

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2413053.html#team+facts+poland

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    Legend

    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.

    Competitions

    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    Other abbreviations

    • (aet): After extra time
    • pens: Penalties
    • No.: Number
    • og: Own goal
    • ag: Match decided on away goals
    • P: Penalty
    • agg: Aggregate
    • Pld: Matches played
    • AP: Appearances
    • Pos.: Position
    • Comp.: Competition
    • Pts: Points
    • D: Drawn
    • R: Sent off (straight red card)
    • DoB: Date of birth
    • Res.: Result
    • ET: Extra Time
    • sg: Match decided by silver goal
    • GA: Goals against
    • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
    • GF: Goals for
    • W: Won
    • gg: Match decided by golden goal
    • Y: Booked
    • L: Lost
    • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
    • Nat.: Nationality
    • N/A: Not applicable
    • f: Match forfeited

    Statistics

    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
    • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.