Orsolini scores on his debut for Italy: the first Rossoblù to do so since Perani in ’66
A magical evening for Riccardo Orsolini as he became the 53rd Rossoblù player in history to don the shirt of the Italian National Team, coming on for Barella in the 46th minute of the Azzurri’s 9-1 win over Armenia. Our number seven scored a goal, made an assist and even won a penalty on his debut, taking the total number of Italian national appearances for Bologna players to 380, with 62 goals scored between them. Orso was the ninth Rossoblù to score on his debut for Italy, the first for 53 years since Marino Perani netted in Italy’s 6-1 win over Bulgaria on 14 June 1966. This feat was also achieved by Badini, Schiavio (with a brace), Fedullo (with a hat-trick), Puricelli, Cappello, Pivatelli and Bulgarelli (with a brace). Proud of you Riccardo!
The Rossoblù party continued for Mattias Svanberg, who also scored on his debut for Sweden in their 3-0 win over the Faroe Islands. Congratulations to you too Mattias!