Last match of group A, ended without defeat. The campaigners await the result of the last match of the group to find out the final position and therefore the opponent they will face in the quarterfinals on Thursday
From our correspondent Riccardo Crivelli
The last match of Settebello in group A of the Olympic tournament ends in a 5-5 draw against Hungary, European champions. Hungarians always ahead and blues who catch up with the result in the fourth time with the goals of Figlioli and Di Fulvio. Both teams are qualified for the quarterfinals on Thursday, but the position of the campaigners depends on the result of Greece-United States, with the Hellenes who can overtake us in first place and therefore send us against the third of the other group, probably Serbia or Montenegro.
After almost three minutes of play comes the Hungarian advantage with Jansik. The draw is immediate with the Italo-Argentine left-handed Echenique who capitalizes on the first blue numerical superiority. At 6’20 “captain Danis Varga, in the fourth Olympics, puts Hungary ahead. Very physical game: in the fourth superiority Aicardi scores 2-2, then Varga scores twice again. A penalty by Figlioli brings us back, we suffer but a great Del Lungo closes all the gaps even if he can’t do anything against Angyal. The fourth time begins and Figlioli drags us along. 5-4 after 32 seconds, 1’33 “from the end of the new blue numerical superiority: Campagna calls the timeout and after a long run up Italy equalized with the goal of Francesco Di Fulvio. Then the two goalkeepers lock up the result.
August 2, 2021 (change August 2, 2021 | 04:35)
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