The Italian u-21 team has secured its place at the u-21 European Championship next year following their thumping victory over lowly Luxembourg at the weekend.The Italians thrashed their hosts 4-0 to seal their spot as Group A winners. Genoa striker Gianluca Scamacca scored a brace in the first half to set Italy on their way to a convincing victory. Scamaccais on loan at Genoa from fellow Italian Serie A club Sassuolo.

Inter Milan striker Andrea Pinamonti added a third goal for the visitors with 11 second half minutes having come on as a substitute before Spezia centre back Riccardo Marchizza wrapped up the scoring on 66 minutes. Marchizza is on loan at Spezia from Sassuolo. Continue reading