In the semifinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which took place on Friday in Argentina, Italy defeated Korea Republic by a score of 2-1 thanks to goals scored by Cesare Casadei and Simone Pafundi.
On Sunday, the squad captained by Carmine Nunziata will face off against Uruguay in a competition for the trophy.
Cesare Casadei broke the deadlock with a sumptuously cushioned finish from just inside the box, but Lee Seungwon equalized the score from the penalty spot after Bae Junho was brought down in the box.
Kim Joonhong made a fantastic save from a header that was directed directly at him by Matteo Prati, but he was rendered helpless when Pafundi curled a free kick over the wall and into the top corner of the goal.
After defeating Israel by a score of 1-0 in the first semifinal of the U-20 World Cup on Thursday, Uruguay became the sixth nation to advance to three U-20 World Cup finals.