Biraghi seals last-gasp win for Italy to keep final-four hopes alive

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Italy claimed a dramatic 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday, with Cristiano Biraghi's late clincher keeping the pressure on Portugal.
Italy claimed a dramatic 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday, with Cristiano Biraghi's late clincher keeping the pressure on Portugal.

Cristiano Biraghi's last-gasp winner kept Italy's chances of reaching the Nations League final four alive as it secured a 1-0 triumph away to Poland on Sunday.

Roberto Mancini's men looked to be heading for a disappointing stalemate due to poor finishing but Biraghi bundled in from close range in stoppage time to set up an intriguing League A Group 3 contest with pacesetters Portugal in November.

Italy were completely dominant in the first half but somehow failed to take the lead, with Jorginho and Lorenzo Insigne both hitting the crossbar.

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Poland made a marked improvement in the second period, though Italy remained the controlling force and finally clinched a deserved three points right at the end, moving them to within two points of Portugal.

 

 

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