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Jorginho has scored all three penalties he has taken for Italy

Italy secured their place at next year's Euro 2020 finals by beating Greece 2-0 in Rome.

After a goalless first half, Chelsea midfielder Jorginho opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Andreas Bouchalakis' handball.

Substitute Federico Bernardeschi added a late second with a dipping effort from distance.

The win means Italy top Group J with 21 points, an unassailable 11 points clear of third-placed Armenia.

Greece needed to win to keep their own qualification hopes alive but they rarely threatened.

Italy had been booed off at half-time after failing to manage a single shot on target but they were much improved after the break, with Jorginho's opener visibly relaxing his team-mates.

    Line-ups Match Stats Live Text

Line-ups

Italy

    21Donnarumma

    2D'Ambrosio

    19Bonucci

    15Acerbi

    7Spinazzola

    18BarellaSubstituted forZanioloat 87'minutes

    8Jorginho

    6Verratti

    14ChiesaSubstituted forBernardeschiat 39'minutes

    17ImmobileSubstituted forBelottiat 79'minutes

    10Insigne

Substitutes

    1Sirigu

    3Biraghi

    4Cristante

    5Izzo

    9Belotti

    11Grifo

    12Meret

    13Romagnoli

    16Zaniolo

    20Bernardeschi

    22El Shaarawy

    23Mancini

Greece

    12Paschalakis

    2Bakakis

    17HatzidiakosBooked at 14mins

    5Siovas

    3Stafylidis

    21Kourbelis

    6BouchalakisBooked at 62minsSubstituted forGiannoulisat 75'minutes

    18Limnios

    8Gonçalves Rodrigues

    9KoulourisBooked at 27minsSubstituted forDonisat 67'minutes

    14BakasetasSubstituted forMantalosat 79'minutes

Substitutes

    1Vlachodimos

    4Lampropoulos

    7Siopis

    10Fetfatzidis

    11Donis

    13Dioudis

    15Galanopoulos

    16Pavlidis

    19Vrousai

    20Mantalos

    22Giannoulis

    23Koutris

Referee:

Sergey Karasev

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamGreece

Possession

Home71%

Away29%

Shots

Home20

Away8

Shots on Target

Home4

Away1

Corners

Home8

Away4

Fouls

Home9

Away11

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Italy 2, Greece 0.

Full TimePosted at 90'+3'

Second Half ends, Italy 2, Greece 0.

Posted at 90'+3'

Attempt missed. Zeca (Greece) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Posted at 90'+2'

Corner, Greece. Conceded by Danilo D'Ambrosio.

Posted at 90'+2'

Attempt blocked. Anastasios Donis (Greece) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zeca.

Posted at 89'

Danilo D'Ambrosio (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 89'

Foul by Anastasios Donis (Greece).

Posted at 89'

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Posted at 88'

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.

SubstitutionPosted at 87'

Substitution, Italy. Nicolò Zaniolo replaces Nicolò Barella.

Posted at 86'

Offside, Italy. Federico Bernardeschi tries a through ball, but Marco Verratti is caught offside.

Posted at 85'

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Alexandros Paschalakis.

Posted at 85'

Attempt saved. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi with a through ball.

Posted at 85'

Nicolò Barella (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 85'

Foul by Dimitrios Kourbelis (Greece).

Posted at 81'

Attempt blocked. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leonardo Bonucci.

Posted at 81'

Attempt blocked. Danilo D'Ambrosio (Italy) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorginho.

Posted at 81'

Attempt blocked. Jorginho (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Posted at 80'

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Dimitrios Kourbelis.

Posted at 80'

Attempt blocked. Federico Bernardeschi (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

SubstitutionPosted at 79'

Substitution, Greece. Petros Mantalos replaces Anastasios Bakasetas.

SubstitutionPosted at 79'

Substitution, Italy. Andrea Belotti replaces Ciro Immobile.

Goal!Posted at 78'

Goal! Italy 2, Greece 0. Federico Bernardeschi (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leonardo Bonucci.

Posted at 76'

Foul by Nicolò Barella (Italy).

Posted at 76'

Anastasios Bakasetas (Greece) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

SubstitutionPosted at 75'

Substitution, Greece. Dimitrios Giannoulis replaces Andreas Bouchalakis.

Posted at 74'

Foul by Danilo D'Ambrosio (Italy).

Posted at 74'

Anastasios Bakasetas (Greece) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 73'

Attempt missed. Anastasios Bakasetas (Greece) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Andreas Bouchalakis with a headed pass following a corner.

Posted at 73'

Corner, Greece. Conceded by Ciro Immobile.

Posted at 73'

Attempt blocked. Andreas Bouchalakis (Greece) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Konstantinos Stafylidis with a cross.

Posted at 72'

Corner, Greece. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

Posted at 71'

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi following a corner.

Posted at 71'

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.

SubstitutionPosted at 67'

Substitution, Greece. Anastasios Donis replaces Efthymios Koulouris.

Posted at 65'

Corner, Greece. Conceded by Leonardo Spinazzola.

Posted at 65'

Attempt blocked. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Greece) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitris Limnios.

Goal!Posted at 63'

Goal! Italy 1, Greece 0. Jorginho (Italy) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

BookingPosted at 62'

Andreas Bouchalakis (Greece) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Posted at 62'

Penalty conceded by Andreas Bouchalakis (Greece) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

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Source: bbc.com

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