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Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-2 Italy: Azzurri seal finals spot

Spectacular Andrea Belotti and Domenico Berardi strikes sent Italy to the final four tournament.

Highlights: Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-2 Italy
Highlights: Bosnia and Herzegovina 0-2 Italy

Two fine volleys from Andrea Belotti and Domenico Berardi in Sarajevo secured Italy's UEFA Nations League finals place.

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Italy: as it happened, reaction

Match in brief

Torino forward Belotti spurned two early opportunities but made no mistake after 22 minutes, at full stretch to power Lorenzo Insigne's pinpoint cross into the far corner.

The hosts' best chance fell to Smail Prevljak 15 minutes later, but he could only fire an effort against the legs of Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The lively Insigne almost doubled the lead just before the break, but his curling effort brushed the outside of the post.

Berardi's excellent finish midway through the second half, after good work from Sassuolo club-mate Manuel Locatelli, capped a fine evening for the Azzurri, who clinched their place at October's finals.

There was nearly time for a third but it was not to be, as Federico Bernardeschi's late effort cannoned off the crossbar.

Fedja Krvavac, Bosnia and Herzegovina reporter

Bosnia and Herzegovina played two completely different halves, the first when Miralem Pjanić and Gojko Cimirot created a lot of problems from midfield. However, Dušan Bajevic's side spurned the few chances they did muster towards the end of the first period. After the interval, the hosts faded and found their attacking outlets neutralised.