Italy was held to a 0-0 draw by Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, with Jorginho missing a penalty. With the result, Roberto Mancini’s side equaled the world record for consecutive international matches without defeat. Italy has now gone 36 games without losing, equaling Brazil’s record set between 1993 and 1996.
Jorginho should have scored from the penalty spot when Domenico Berardi was fouled in the 52nd minute, but the Chelsea midfielder was denied by Yann Sommer.
Italy had more chances to win but had to settle for a draw, keeping them top of Group C with 11 points from five games, four clear of second-placed Switzerland, who have two games in hand on the Azzurri.
Mancini’s team had a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bulgaria on Wednesday in their first match since winning the European Championship two months ago.
In the first half in Basel, though, the visitors were far superior and should have taken the lead through good chances for Berardi and Lorenzo Insigne, both of whom were denied by Sommer.
Source: Daily Mail