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Under-21 Championship: Portugal - Italy Match press kits

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PortugalPortugalStadion Stožice - LjubljanaMonday 31 May 2021
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Matchday 4 - Quarter-finals
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    21/06/2015GS-FTItaly - Portugal0-0Uherske Hradiste
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    21/06/20073rdPOPortugal - Italy0-0
    (aet, 3-4pens)
    Nijmegen
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    05/06/2004SFItaly - Portugal3-1
    BochumGilardino 19, 77, Pinzi 24; Pedro Oliveira 28
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    17/05/2002GS-FTItaly - Portugal1-1BaselBonazzoli 57; Hélder Postiga 48
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    27/03/1996QFItaly - Portugal2-0
    agg: 2-1
    PalermoVieri 40, Tommasi 55
    13/03/1996QFPortugal - Italy1-0
    LisbonPorfírio 19
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    20/04/1994FItaly - Portugal1-0
    gg
    MontpellierOrlandini 97 ET
    18/11/1993QR (GS)Italy - Portugal2-1
    PadovaMuzzi 11, Vieri 42; Toni 36
    23/02/1993QR (GS)Portugal - Italy2-0
    BragaJorge Costa 54, Toni 60
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    02/12/1987QR (GS)Italy - Portugal6-0
    PiacenzaScarafoni 3, Maldini 51, Rizzitelli 55, Berti 79, 87, 89
    11/02/1987QR (GS)Portugal - Italy1-2
    LisbonBarros 89; Maldini 49, Lerda 69
    UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
    12/10/1977QR (GS)Italy - Portugal4-1
    VicenzaGarritano 14, Giordano 37, Gomes 75 (og), Rossi 78 (P); Fernando Gomes 47
    23/12/1976QR (GS)Portugal - Italy1-0
    FunchalCollovati 64 (og)
     QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
    HomeAway  
    PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
    Total
    Portugal32013003713313337921
    Italy33003102733113733219

    Last updated 06/05/2021 10:19CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    Italy, the Group B runners-up, have participated in more UEFA European Under-21 Championship quarter-finals than any other side but look set for a formidable challenge against faultless Group D winners Portugal at the Stadion Stožice in Ljubljana.

    • While the Azzurrini managed only one win in their first three games at these finals, Portugal eased through the group stage with maximum points and no goals conceded and are now looking to reach a first semi-final in six years.

    • The winners of this tie will face Spain or Croatia in the semi-final on 3 June in Maribor.

    Previous meetings
    • This is the sides' 14th UEFA European Under-21 Championship contest, with the last four all coming in the final tournament – most recently a goalless draw on Matchday 2 of the 2015 finals. Portugal ultimately finished first in Group B on five points, one point and two places above eliminated Italy.

    • That was their second successive goalless draw at the U21 EURO, their Olympic play-off in 2007 also finishing scoreless with Italy prevailing 4-3 on penalties.

    • The Azurrini had also come out on top in their 2004 semi-final against Portugal in Bochum, Alberto Gilardino scoring twice in a 3-1 victory.

    • The most recent of Portugal's three competitive victories against Italy came in their only previous quarter-final, Hugo Porfírio scoring the only goal of the 1996 first leg in Lisbon before strikes from Christian Vieri and Damiano Tommasi turned the tie in Italy's favour in Palermo.

    • Italy claimed their second U21 title at Portugal's expense, Pierluigi Orlandini scoring the only goal of the 1994 final in extra time at Montpellier's Stade de la Mosson.

    • Portugal won two of the sides' first five competitive meetings, Italy triumphing in the other three, but have managed only one victory in the last eight (D3 L4).

    • Jota scored twice in Portugal's 4-3 extra time win against Italy in the 2018 European U19 Championship final, Gianluca Scamacca getting Italy's third goal. João Virgínia and Florentino Luís also started for Portugal, with Diogo Queirós an unused substitute; Alessandro Plizzari, Raoul Bellanova, Davide Frattesi and Andrea Pinamonti all started for Italy, for whom Enrico Del Prato stayed on the bench.

    • Scamacca and Frattesi both scored in Italy's 3-2 defeat of Portugal in the group stage of those finals, a game in which Diogo Queirós was sent off in the ninth minute and Bellanova scored an own goal.

    • Scamacca scored past Diogo Costa in Portugal's 2-1 win against Italy in a U20 friendly in October 2018; Riccardo Sottil also started for Italy.

    • Gonçalo Ramos got Portugal's second goal in a 3-0 defeat of Italy in the 2019 U19 EURO group stage; Tomás Tavares and Vitinha were also in the Portugal side, with Marco Carnesecchi, Samuele Ricci and substitute Giacomo Raspadori in the Italy line-up.

    • Lorenzo Pirola played 80 minutes as Italy beat Portugal 1-0 in the 2019 European U17 Championship quarter-finals; Italy's Lorenzo Colombo and Tiago Tomás of Portugal were unused substitutes; Portugal's Tiago Tomás was an unused substitute.

    • Rafael Leão scored twice in Portugal's 6-0 friendly win against Italy in 2015.

    Form guide
    Portugal
    • Portugal's last finals appearance came in 2017, when they were eliminated after finishing second in Group B behind Spain. They were victorious against Serbia (2-0) and North Macedonia (4-2), but a 3-1 loss against their Iberian neighbours on Matchday 2 proved crucial.

    • Rui Jorge's side lost the 2015 final to Sweden on their first appearance in the tournament since 2007. They had also been runners-up in 1994 before a quarter-final finish two years later. Subsequently the Portuguese came third in 2004, yet have otherwise been eliminated in the final tournament group stage – in 2002, 2006 (as hosts), 2007 and 2017.

    • In charge since 2010, Rui Jorge guided his side to second place in Group 7 in qualifying for the 2021 finals. Portugal finished level with the Netherlands on 27 points, a 4-2 away defeat by the Dutch in their third fixture leaving them behind their opponents on head-to-head record in the final standings. Portugal won their other nine qualifiers, including the last seven, finishing with a 2-1 home victory against the Netherlands. They had the best record of all nine group runners-up.

    • Portugal have now won 12 of their 26 games at U21 EURO final tournaments (D7 L7).

    • Portugal finished first in Group D with a maximum nine points, beating Croatia (1-0), England (2-0) and Switzerland (3-0). Their goal difference of +6 was the joint best in the group stage along with Denmark.

    • Portugal, Denmark and Spain all came through the group stage without conceding a goal.

    • Portugal are in the quarter-finals for the third time. They beat Poland in 1994 (3-1 a, 2-0 h) but lost to Italy at the same stage two years later (1-0 h, 0-2 a).

    Italy
    • Italy have participated in 11 of the 13 final tournaments since 1998, missing out only in 1998 and 2011. They have reached the semi-finals or better in six of those previous ten 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.

    • The Azzurrini qualified automatically for the 2019 finals as hosts, but were unable to progress beyond the group stage despite winning two of their three fixtures, beating both Spain and Belgium 3-1 either side of a costly 1-0 loss to Poland. They finished level with eventual champions Spain and Poland on six points, with Spain progressing to the semi-finals by virtue of their superior record in matches between the three teams.

    • In qualifying for the 2021 finals, Paolo Nicolato – who replaced Luigi Di Biagio in July 2019 – guided the Azzurrini to first place in Group 1, his team picking up 25 points from their ten matches (W8 D1 L1) to finish four ahead of Iceland. Italy's sole defeat was a 3-0 reverse in Sweden on 8 September 2020; they won their last four matches, scoring four goals against Luxembourg (4-0) and Sweden (4-1) in the final two.

    • A 4-0 win against co-hosts Slovenia on Matchday 3 sent Italy through as Group B runners-up behind Spain, with whom they drew 0-0 in their second fixture having opened with a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic.

    • Despite those victories in 2019, Italy have won only six of their last 14 matches in the final tournament (D3 L5).

    • This is Italy's 11th U21 quarter-final, more than any other side.

    • Italy's record in quarter-finals is W6 L4. They lost their first three, in the first three editions of the competition in 1978, 1980 and 1982, but won six of the next seven, most recently beating Portugal in 1996 (0-1 a, 2-0 h). They have not lost a last-eight tie since 1988, when they were eliminated by France (1-2 a, 2-2 h).

    Links and trivia
    • Have played in Italy:
    Diogo Dalot (AC Milan loan 2020/21)
    Pedro Pereira (Sampdoria 2015–17, Genoa loan 2018/19, Crotone loan 2020/21)
    Dany Mota (Virtus Entella 2015–18, Sassuolo loan 2018, Juventus 2019/20, Monza 2020–)
    Tiago Djaló (AC Milan 2019)
    Rafael Leão (AC Milan 2019–)

    • Francisco Conceição was a late substitute when Porto defeated Juventus 2-1 in the first leg UEFA Champions League round of 16 on 17 February 2021. Porto's Diogo Costa was an unused substitute.

    • Diogo Leite was an extra-time substitute in the return leg as Juve won 3-2 on the night but lost out to Porto on aggregate on away goals.

    • Have played together:
    Dany Mota & Davide Frattesi (Monza 2020–)
    Dany Mota & Pietro Beruatto (Juventus 2019)
    Dany Mota & Davide Frattesi, Giacomo Raspadori, Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo 2018)
    Vitinha & Patrick Cutrone (Wolverhampton Wanderers 2020)
    Tiago Djaló & Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan 2018/19)

    • Mota scored the only goal past Plizzari as Monza beat Reggina in Serie B on 28 November 2020.

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Portugal - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Diogo Costa19/09/199921Porto - 903012-
    12Luís Maximiano05/01/199922Sporting CP - 10001-
    22João Virginia10/10/199921Everton - 00001-
    Defenders
    2Abdu Conté24/03/199823Moreirense - 0000--
    3Diogo Leite23/01/199922Porto*10230172
    4Diogo Queirós05/01/199922Famalicao - 9331124
    5Diogo Dalot18/03/199922Milan - 303012-
    13Tomás Tavares07/03/200120Farense - 40004-
    14Pedro Pereira22/01/199823Crotone - 30003-
    15Tiago Djaló09/04/200021LOSC - 20002-
    Midfielders
    6Florentino19/08/199921Monaco - 60208-
    7Vitinha13/02/200021Wolves - 10130131
    8Gedson Fernandes09/01/199922Galatasaray - 8230132
    10Daniel Bragança27/05/199922Sporting CP - 60309-
    16Romário Baró25/01/200021Porto - 10001-
    17Filipe Soares20/05/199922Moreirense - 10203-
    18Gonçalo Ramos20/06/200119Benfica*313061
    23Fábio Vieira30/05/200020Porto - 653196
    Forwards
    9Rafael Leão10/06/199921Milan - 6100111
    11Dany Mota02/05/199823Monza - 10421125
    19Tiago Tomás16/06/200218Sporting CP - 00202-
    20Jota30/03/199922Valladolid - 9300134
    21Francisco Conceição14/12/200218Porto - 003131
    Coach
    -Rui Jorge27/03/197348 - 1003015-
    Italy - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Alessandro Plizzari12/03/200021Reggina - 10001-
    12Marco Carnesecchi01/07/200020Cremonese - 703010-
    22Michele Cerofolini04/01/199922Reggiana - 20002-
    Defenders
    2Raoul Bellanova17/05/200021Pescara - 30306-
    3Pietro Beruatto21/12/199822Vicenza - 0000--
    5Alessandro Vogliacco14/09/199822Pordenone - 30003-
    6Matteo Lovato14/02/200021Verona - 10203-
    13Luca Ranieri23/04/199922SPAL - 30205-
    15Enrico Del Prato10/11/199921Reggina - 8120101
    16Lorenzo Pirola20/02/200219Monza - 10102-
    17Gabriele Zappa22/12/199921Cagliari*10203-
    19Marco Sala04/06/199921SPAL - 802010-
    Midfielders
    4Samuele Ricci21/08/200119Empoli - 30003-
    7Davide Frattesi22/09/199921Monza - 50308-
    8Youssef Maleh22/08/199822Venezia - 410041
    14Nicolò Rovella04/12/200119Genoa - 20204-
    18Tommaso Pobega15/07/199921Spezia*223052
    21Giulio Maggiore12/03/199823Spezia - 302151
    Forwards
    9Andrea Pinamonti19/05/199922Internazionale - 820082
    10Patrick Cutrone03/01/199823Valencia - 6332126
    11Gianluca Scamacca01/01/199922Genoa - 9621117
    20Giacomo Raspadori18/02/200021Sassuolo*323163
    23Riccardo Sottil03/06/199921Cagliari - 930093
    Coach
    -Paolo Nicolato21/12/196654 - 903012-

    Last updated 28/05/2021 13:50CET

    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeFrançois Letexier (FRA)
    • Assistant refereesCyril Mugnier (FRA) , Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
    • Fourth officialJérôme Brisard (FRA)
    • UEFA DelegateElena Kobak (RUS)
    • UEFA Referee observerVladimir Sajn (SVN)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    François Letexier23/04/1989428

    François Letexier

    Referee since: 2002
    First division: 2016
    FIFA badge: 2017

    Tournaments: N/A

    Finals
    2019 UEFA Youth League

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

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    28/03/2021U21GS-FTPortugalEngland2-0Ljubljana

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

    DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
    28/03/2017U19ELITEItalySweden0-1Hamme
    27/09/2017UYLGSSporting Clube de PortugalFC Barcelona0-1Alcochete
    20/09/2018UELGSSporting Clube de PortugalQarabağ FK2-0Lisbon
    29/04/2019UYLFinalFC PortoChelsea FC3-1Nyon
    29/10/2020UELGSSL BenficaR. Standard de Liège3-0Lisbon
    28/03/2021U21GS-FTPortugalEngland2-0Ljubljana

    Last updated 02/06/2021 15:07CET

    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Portugal

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (05/09/2019)
      Portugal 4-0 Gibraltar
      1-0 Francisco Trincão 8, 2-0 Carvalho 13, 3-0 Carvalho 60, 4-0 Diogo Queirós 66
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia (46 Tomás Esteves), Diogo Leite, Rúben Vinagre, Miguel Luís (46 Filipe Soares), Carvalho, Diogo Queirós, Daniel Bragança, Francisco Trincão (74 Pedro Pereira), Quina (46 Vitinha), Pedro Neto (46 Nuno Santos)
    • (10/09/2019)
      Belarus 0-2 Portugal
      0-1 Rafael Leão 68, 0-2 Carvalho 90+4
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Vitinha, Miguel Luís, Rafael Leão (80 Carvalho), Nuno Santos, Nuno Tavares (46 Rúben Vinagre), Diogo Queirós, Jota (86 Romário Baró), Quina (60 Francisco Trincão)
    • (11/10/2019)
      Netherlands 4-2 Portugal
      1-0 Boadu 8, 1-1 Diogo Queirós 42, 2-1 Koopmeiners 50 (P) , 2-2 Gedson Fernandes 64 (P) , 3-2 Boadu 84, 4-2 Stengs 90+4
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Vitinha, Miguel Luís (68 Nuno Santos), Rafael Leão (80 Pedro Mendes), Carvalho (68 Francisco Trincão), Nuno Tavares, Gedson Fernandes, Quina (46 Jota)
    • (19/11/2019)
      Norway 2-3 Portugal
      0-1 Fábio Vieira 2, 0-2 Jota 20, 0-3 Fábio Vieira 78, 1-3 Thorstvedt 83 (P) , 2-3 Larsen 90
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Florentino, Miguel Luís (84 Gedson Fernandes), Vitinha, Tomás Tavares, Rafael Leão (35 Tiago Djaló), Jota (55 Francisco Trincão), Fábio Vieira (84 Carvalho)
    • (04/09/2020)
      Cyprus 0-4 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Leite 7, 0-2 Diogo Leite 27, 0-3 Jota 53, 0-4 João Mário 85
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Florentino (76 Daniel Bragança), Vitinha (76 Miguel Luís), Carvalho, Nuno Mendes, Tomás Tavares, Tiago Djaló, Jota (76 João Mário), Gedson Fernandes (58 Pote), Pedro Neto (58 Joelson Fernandes)
    • (09/10/2020)
      Portugal 4-1 Norway
      1-0 Pedro Neto 6, 2-0 Pedro Neto 16, 2-1 Larsen 34, 3-1 Vitinha 69, 4-1 Carvalho 88
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Florentino, Vitinha (83 Daniel Bragança), Rafael Leão (62 Carvalho), Nuno Mendes, Dalot (83 Pedro Pereira), Jota (62 Fábio Vieira), Gedson Fernandes, Pedro Neto (70 Joelson Fernandes)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Gibraltar 0-3 Portugal
      0-1 Jota 16, 0-2 Pote 50, 0-3 Pote 80
      Luís Maximiano, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós (63 Pedro Pereira), Rúben Vinagre (23 Tomás Tavares), Pote, Vitinha (63 Pedro Neto), Daniel Bragança, Carvalho, Dalot (46 Gedson Fernandes), Jota (46 Joelson Fernandes), Fábio Vieira
    • (12/11/2020)
      Portugal 3-0 Belarus
      1-0 Prischepa 3 (og) , 2-0 Fábio Vieira 19 (P) , 3-0 Gonçalo Ramos 90 (P)
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Florentino, Vitinha (74 Daniel Bragança), Carvalho (74 Gonçalo Ramos), Nuno Mendes, Dalot (68 João Mário), Jota (68 Joelson Fernandes), Gedson Fernandes, Fábio Vieira (46 Pote)
    • (15/11/2020)
      Portugal 2-1 Cyprus
      0-1 Artymatas 2, 1-1 Gedson Fernandes 45+1 (P) , 2-1 Diogo Queirós 68
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Thierry Correia, Florentino, Vitinha, Rafael Leão (46 João Mário), Carvalho (46 Gonçalo Ramos), Nuno Mendes (81 Fábio Vieira), Jota (69 Pote), Gedson Fernandes
    • (18/11/2020)
      Portugal 2-1 Netherlands
      1-0 Fábio Vieira 2, 1-1 Gakpo 42, 2-1 Fábio Vieira 53
      Diogo Costa, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Thierry Correia, Florentino, Vitinha, Carvalho (66 Gonçalo Ramos), Tomás Tavares, Jota (46 Rafael Leão), Gedson Fernandes (56 Pote), Fábio Vieira (82 Daniel Bragança)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group D - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Portugal3300609
      Croatia3102453
      Switzerland3102363
      England3102243
      Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
      Portugal 1-0 Croatia
      1-0 Fábio Vieira 68
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Dalot, Florentino (63 Fábio Vieira), Vitinha (73 Daniel Bragança), Gedson Fernandes, Francisco Trincão (63 Francisco Conceição), Pote (80 Gonçalo Ramos), Tiago Tomás (63 Carvalho)
    • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
      Portugal 2-0 England
      1-0 Carvalho 64, 2-0 Francisco Trincão 74 (P)
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Dalot, Florentino (46 Daniel Bragança), Vitinha, Gedson Fernandes (46 Francisco Trincão), Carvalho (73 Gonçalo Ramos), Pote (88 Filipe Soares), Fábio Vieira (63 Francisco Conceição)
    • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
      Switzerland 0-3 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Queirós 3, 0-2 Francisco Trincão 60, 0-3 Francisco Conceição 65
      Diogo Costa, Thierry Correia, Diogo Leite, Diogo Queirós, Dalot, Vitinha (73 Filipe Soares), Daniel Bragança, Francisco Trincão (62 Francisco Conceição), Pote (71 Gedson Fernandes), Tiago Tomás (62 Gonçalo Ramos), Fábio Vieira (62 João Mário)
    • Quarter-finals
      Matchday 4 (31/05/2021)
      Portugal-Italy

    Italy

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (10/09/2019)
      Italy 5-0 Luxembourg
      1-0 Locatelli 9 (P) , 2-0 Kean 37 (P) , 3-0 Sottil 62, 4-0 Tumminello 68, 5-0 Scamacca 77
      Plizzari, Bastoni, Carraro, Locatelli (76 Zanellato), Pinamonti (61 Tumminello), Zaniolo (61 Frattesi), Scamacca, Del Prato, Marchizza, Sala (83 Tripaldelli), Kean (46 Sottil)
    • (10/10/2019)
      Republic of Ireland 0-0 Italy
      Carnesecchi, Luca Pellegrini, Tonali, Bastoni, Frattesi, Carraro (68 Sottil), Pinamonti (46 Cutrone), Scamacca (46 Kean), Del Prato, Marchizza (23 Adjapong), Locatelli
    • (14/10/2019)
      Armenia 0-1 Italy
      0-1 Scamacca 20
      Carnesecchi, Adjapong, Luca Pellegrini (75 Sala), Bastoni, Frattesi (64 Maggiore), Cutrone, Scamacca (75 Pinamonti), Ranieri, Zanellato (86 Carraro), Locatelli, Sottil (86 Bettella)
    • (16/11/2019)
      Italy 3-0 Iceland
      1-0 Sottil 32, 2-0 Cutrone 84, 3-0 Cutrone 90
      Carnesecchi, Gabbia, Carraro (93 Esposito), Pinamonti (80 Scamacca), Cutrone (93 Maistro), Ranieri, Del Prato, Maggiore (80 Zanellato), Sala, Locatelli, Sottil (68 Adjapong)
    • (19/11/2019)
      Italy 6-0 Armenia
      1-0 Kean 15, 2-0 Pinamonti 25, 3-0 Kean 41, 4-0 Zanellato 53, 5-0 Scamacca 57, 6-0 Del Prato 66
      Carnesecchi, Adjapong, Carraro, Pinamonti (56 Scamacca), Cutrone, Ranieri (63 Bettella), Del Prato, Zanellato (63 Maistro), Sala (56 Tripaldelli), Kean, Locatelli (83 Maggiore)
    • (08/09/2020)
      Sweden 3-0 Italy
      1-0 Almqvist 12, 2-0 Almqvist 29, 3-0 Henriksson 51
      Carnesecchi, Adjapong (68 Casale), Luca Pellegrini (68 Sala), Carraro (87 Colpani), Gabbia, Pinamonti, Cutrone, Maleh (46 Varnier), Del Prato, Zanellato, Sottil (46 Scamacca)
    • (13/10/2020)
      Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland
      1-0 Sottil 43, 2-0 Cutrone 62
      Cerofolini, Vogliacco, Frabotta, Tonali, Buongiorno, Pirola, Birindelli, Ricci (88 Nicolussi), Cutrone, Muratore (46 Portanova), Sottil (83 Raspadori)
    • (12/11/2020)
      Iceland 1-2 Italy
      0-1 Pobega 35, 1-1 Willumsson 63, 1-2 Pobega 88
      Carnesecchi, Gabbia, Frattesi, Pobega, Rovella, Scamacca (80 Pinamonti), Lovato (72 Vogliacco), Del Prato, Sala, Bellanova, Sottil (91 Maleh)
    • (15/11/2020)
      Luxembourg 0-4 Italy
      0-1 Scamacca 15, 0-2 Scamacca 29, 0-3 Pinamonti 56, 0-4 Marchizza 66
      Carnesecchi, Gabbia, Frattesi (87 Maleh), Pobega (46 Ricci), Rovella, Scamacca (78 Raspadori), Marchizza, Del Prato, Sala (46 Frabotta), Bellanova, Sottil (46 Pinamonti)
    • (18/11/2020)
      Italy 4-1 Sweden
      1-0 Maleh 27, 2-0 Raspadori 48, 2-1 Karlsson 50, 3-1 Raspadori 61, 4-1 Scamacca 68
      Cerofolini, Vogliacco (83 Bellanova), Ricci, Cuomo, Scamacca (71 Sottil), Maleh (58 Colpani), Buongiorno (46 Del Prato), Zappa, Melegoni, Sala (46 Marchizza), Raspadori
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group B - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Spain3210507
      Italy3120515
      Czech Republic3021242
      Slovenia3012181
      Matchday 1 (24/03/2021)
      Czech Republic 1-1 Italy
      0-1 Scamacca 31, 1-1 Maggiore 75 (og)
      Carnesecchi, Gabbia, Marchizza, Frattesi (66 Rovella), Tonali, Cutrone (73 Raspadori), Scamacca, Del Prato, Zappa (73 Bellanova), Sala, Maggiore (89 Pobega)
    • Matchday 2 (27/03/2021)
      Spain 0-0 Italy
      Carnesecchi, Bellanova, Frabotta, Lovato, Frattesi, Cutrone (70 Raspadori), Scamacca, Ranieri, Rovella, Del Prato, Pobega
    • Matchday 3 (30/03/2021)
      Italy 4-0 Slovenia
      1-0 Maggiore 10, 2-0 Raspadori 19, 3-0 Cutrone 25 (P) , 4-0 Cutrone 50
      Carnesecchi, Bellanova (54 Zappa), Gabbia, Lovato (54 Marchizza), Frattesi, Cutrone (86 Frabotta), Ranieri, Pobega (73 Pirola), Sala, Raspadori (73 Colombo), Maggiore
    • Quarter-finals
      Matchday 4 (31/05/2021)
      Portugal-Italy

    Last updated 06/05/2021 10:18CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Portugal

    Tournament record
    2019: did not qualify (play-offs)
    2017:
    group stage
    2015:
    runners-up
    2013:
    did not qualify
    2011:
    did not qualify
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: group stage
    2006: group stage
    2004: third place
    2002: group stage
    2000: did not qualify (play-offs)
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: quarter-finals
    1994: runners-up
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: did not qualify
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not enter
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins
    Final tournament

    5-0: Portugal v Germany, 27/06/15
    Semi-finals, Olomouc

    Qualifying
    0-9:
    Liechtenstein v Portugal, 11/10/18
    2019 qualifying group stage, Vaduz

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament
    1-3
    three times, most recently Portugal v Spain, 20/06/17
    Group stage, Gdynia
    0-2 twice, most recently Portugal v Serbia and Montenegro, 25/05/06
    Group stage, Barcelos

    Qualifying
    6-0: Italy v Portugal, 02/12/87
    1988 qualifying group stage, Piacenza

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2244741.html#team+facts+portugal

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    Italy

    Tournament record
    2019: group stage
    2017:
    semi-finals
    2015:
    group stage
    2013:
    runners-up
    2011: 
    did not qualify (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: twice, most recently v Slovenia, 30/03/21
    Group stage, Maribor

    Qualifying
    8-1: Italy v Wales, 05/09/03
    2004 qualifying group stage, Pavia
    7-0
    twice, most recently v Liechtenstein, 06/09/12
    2013 qualifying group stage, Casarano

    Heaviest defeats
    Final tournament

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

    Qualifying
    6-0: Norway v Italy, 05/06/91
    1992 qualifying group stage, Stavanger

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

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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.