A goal from ChievoVerona forward Emanuel Vignato allowed the Under-18 National Team to beat Hungary and win a second friendly in a row following the 3-1 against the Netherlands a month ago. It was a well-deserved win for the Azzurrini, who were dangerous in the first half with Nicola Rauti and Lorenzo Peli testing the Hungarian goalkeeper Hutvagner before breaking the deadlock in the 23rd minute through Vignato’s low shot. The only real danger for Daniele Franceschini’s team came at the end of the match when Torvund hit the bar seven minutes from time.
Therefore, Albano Terme (PD) was able to celebrate the first visit of the Under-18s with around 1,000 fans in attendance at the Stadio Comunale. “We put in a good performance in terms of our character and temperament while we could have done better with our build-up play and finishing. We were up against a strong team, they’re aggressive and we lacked some quality in midfield. The result was positive but we can certainly do more.”
Italy 1-0 Hungary
Goals: 68’ Vignato
Italy: Carnesecchi (69′ Daga), Piccardo, Bellodi (43′ Matteucci), Anzolin, Corrado (69′ Campeol), Rizzo Pinna (46′ Pezzella), Gavioli, Biancu (46′ Nicolussi Caviglia), Peli (46′ Merola), Babbi (58′ Vignato), Rauti (69′ Stoppa). Coach: Franceschini.
Hungary: Hutvagner, Kovács, Mocsi, Horgosi, Nagy (22′ Terbe), Csonka, Bokros (63′ Winkler), Szereto (63′ Horvath), Kiss (46′ Torvund), Csoboth (63′ Szendrei), Timári (63′ Szánthó). Coach: Tuboly.
Referee: Marco Cecchin (Ita). Assistants Stefano Franco (Ita) and Simone De Nardi (Ita). Fourth official: Carlo Rinaldi (Ita).
Notes: Around 1,000 in attendance. Mocsi booked (Hun)