Will Italy ever concede a goal again?
That’s a question we’ve been asking ourselves after they took their streak of time without conceding a goal to over 1,000 minutes against Wales.
The Azzurri have went 10 games (not including the current fixture against Wales) in a row keeping a clean sheet since Donny van de Beek netted against them last year in a Nations League fixture against the Netherlands.
It means they have surpassed the most recent such streak, held by Azeglio Vicini’s side throughout 1990 and into the World Cup, a record which was eventually broken by Claudio Canniggia in the semi-final.
But they still have some work to do to break the all-time record held by the legendary Dino Zoff and his defence who went 1,143 minutes without shipping a goal.
And as if that wasn’t enough, if they avoid conceding multiple goals and defeat against Wales, they have equalled the country’s record unbeaten streak, which came during the 1930s.