Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma said “it’s incredible” to have broken the record for “a legend” like Dino Zoff for the most consecutive minutes without conceding a goal for the Italian national team.
The number 1 of the ‘azzurra squad’ kept his goal inviolable for 1,168 minutes, until he was beaten today in the 114 minutes of the clash with Austria, in the ’round of 16′ of Euro2020, surpassing the 1,143 of Dino Zoff, the world championship goalkeeper by the transalpine selection in 1982.
“I overcame a legend and I’m very moved, although personal records will come later, as I work for the team to win”, says Donnarumma, 22, after the clash with the Austrians, which the transalpine team won 2-1 after extra time. .
For Donnarumma, “going forward suffering has much more value”, and this meeting will allow Italy to face the quarter-final game, against Belgium or Portugal, “with more confidence and in a more mature way”.
Italy qualified today for the quarter-finals of Euro2020 football, in which they can meet Portugal, by beating Austria 2-1, after extra time, in a match played at Wembley, London.
In the second game of the ’round of 16′, with three substitute goals, Federico Chiesa, in the 95th minute, and Matteo Pessina, in the 105th minute, scored for the ‘squadra azzurra’, European champions in 1968, while Sasa Kalajdzic scored for the Austrians, after 114.
Italy added the 31st consecutive game without losing and the 12th victory of ‘gustiness’, having not conceded goals in the previous 11.
In the quarter-finals, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, from 21:00 local time (20:00 in Lisbon) on Friday, Italy will face the winner of the clash between Portugal and Belgium, who will face each other on Sunday in Seville, Spain.
Source: Futebol 365 – Notícias by www.futebol365.pt.
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