Bergamaschi’s strike denies Iceland and salvages precious point for Italy | Women’s Euro 2022

“This is a European Championship of suffering for us,” said Italy’s head coach, Milena Bertolini, after her team picked up their first point. Iceland feel they share the Italians’ pain after drawing their opening two games.

Both teams had chances to win, the best falling to Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir late on but she shot wide from close range with the goal gaping to give Italy hope of qualifying from the group after their thrashing against France last time out. Vilhjálmsdóttir had opened the scoring but her goal was cancelled out by Valentina Bergamaschi.

After conceding five…

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