—- Italy brushed aside the Czech Republic in their final Euro 2020 warm-up game in Bologna for an eighth consecutive win without conceding a goal.
Ciro Immobile drilled in their opener before Nicolo Barella scored their second, courtesy of a huge deflection, after a run from the halfway line.
Lorenzo Insigne – on his 30th birthday – swept home from Immobile’s pass. Insigne then picked out Domenico Berardi in space and the striker chipped in a fourth.
Berardi’s Sassuolo team-mate Giacomo Raspadori, a 21-year-old forward, came on for his international debut with 12 minutes to go.
Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri – who host Turkey in the opening game of Euro 2020 next Friday – have not lost a game since 2018. Italy are also in Group A with Wales and Switzerland. The Czech Republic are in Group D with England, Scotland and Croatia.
Aymeric Laporte made his Spain debut in a goalless draw with European champions Portugal.
The Manchester City defender was granted Spanish citizenship recently, having never played a senior game for France, and he helped keep Cristiano Ronaldo very quiet in front of almost 15,000 fans at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was largely anonymous, apart from glancing a header wide and failing to take an opportunity when one-on-one with goalkeeper Unai Simon.
Spain had the better chances but Alvaro Morata and Ferran Torres in particular were wasteful. Morata could have won the game late on but hit the crossbar with his effort.
Spain play Lithuania in their final warm-up game on Tuesday before Euro 2020 begins on June 11. Portugal host Israel on Wednesday before they start the defence of their title against Hungary on June 15.
Hungary warmed up for their opening match against Portugal with a 1-0 win against Cyprus courtesy of Andrss Schafer’s first-half goal, while Mikael Anderson’s strike gave Iceland a 1-0 win against Faroe Islands.
Estonia were also 1-0 winners against Finland while Latvia beat Lithuania 3-1 and Kosovo defeated Malta 2-1, with Werder Bremen’s Milot Rashica scoring both goals.
North Macedonia beat Kazakhstan 4-0 but the biggest winners of the night were Slovenia as they beat Gibraltar 6-0. Josip Ilicic and Andraz Sporar each scored twice for Slovenia.