Roberto Mancini hailed an “extraordinary” performance as Italy brushed aside injury and coronavirus woes to reach next year’s Nations League finals with a 2-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo.
Andrea Belotti volleyed in a Lorenzo Insigne cross after 22 minutes with Domenico Berardi adding a second on 68 minutes to ensure the Azzurri finished top of League A group 1.
Italy beat Poland 2-0 on Sunday and finished off the job against the already-relegated Bosnians, extending their unbeaten run to 22 matches.
The young Italian side proved solid despite the absence of players including Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Marco Verratti, Ciro Immobile and Federico Chiesa.
The Italians dominated with Berardi starting in place of Juventus forward Federico Bernardeschi in the only change from the Poland game.