Switzerland 0-0 Italy: Roberto Mancini’s side held to goalless draw after Jorginho penalty miss but international record by going 36 matches unbeaten
- Italy have equalled the world record for international matches unbeaten in a row
- Italy have not suffered defeat for 36 matches, matching the record Brazil set
- Yann Sommer saved Jorginho’s spot kick after Domenico Berardi was fouled
Jorginho missed a penalty as Italy were held to a 0-0 draw by Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, a result that meant Roberto Mancini’s side equalled the world record for international matches unbeaten in a row.
Italy have now not lost for 36 consecutive matches, matching Brazil’s record set between 1993 and 1996.
The result could have been more positive had Jorginho converted from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute after Domenico Berardi had been fouled, but the Chelsea midfielder was thwarted by home goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho missed a penalty for the Italians in the second half
Jorginho cannot hide his disappointment after missing his penalty against the Swiss
Switzerland’s Ricardo Rodriguez (left) competes with Domenico Berardi for the ball
Italy midfielder Jorginho (left) shields the ball from Swiss midfielder Michel Aebsicher
Italy striker Ciro Immobile (right) competes for the ball with Switzerland’s Michel Aebischer
Roberto Mancini’s side are now unbeaten in their last 36 fixtures following the goalless draw
Italy had further chances to snatch victory but had to settle for a draw, meaning they remain top of qualification Group C on 11 points from five games, four ahead of the second-placed Swiss, who have two matches in hand on the Azzurri.
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