Roberto Mancini has not lost at the helm of Italy in 24 consecutive games and is close to improving the all-time record of Vittorio Pozzo from 1930, when under his leadership "squadra azzura" was not defeated in 30 consecutive games.
The 2-0 victory against Bulgaria at the national stadium "Vasil Levski" continued the series of Mancini. Italy has not lost in 24 consecutive games since taking over the national team, and in 19 of them "squadra azzura" won.
If Italy avoids the loss in the upcoming match against Lithuania, Mancini will equalize the achievement of Marcello Lippi.
Under Lippi, Italy did not know the taste of losing in 25 consecutive games between 2004 and 2006, when the team triumphed with the world title.
In 1930 at Vittorio Pozzo Italy kept 17 dry nets in 30 consecutive games without a loss, allowing only three goals in the last 14 games of this successful series.