“The great reserve Italy flies to London. Mancini equals Pozzo” he writes The messenger commenting on Italy’s 1-0 over Wales which earned first place in the group, the en-plein with 9 points, 7 goals scored and 0 conceded. In total they make 30 consecutive useful results for Mancini who equaled Pozzo after 82 years. The interpreters change, with 8 out of 11 changes, but the Azzurri play the same script, also beating Wales. Now the round of 16 against Austria or Ukraine.