The Azzurrini were held to a 0-0 draw in Lithuania but have officially qualified for their 19th consecutive U-21 European Championship.
Despite not having Domenico Berardi for the last three matches, Di Biagio’s men have inched out Serbia by one point for direct qualification.
While there are still many question marks going into the tournament next summer, Di Biagio has plenty of time to scout out his options before departing for Poland.
The Azzurrini went undefeated in all ten matches of group play, notching seven victories and three draws. Despite Serbia’s 3-1 victory over Slovenia this afternoon, Italy’s hard fought point was all that was needed.
With the likes of Alessio Romagnoli and Marco Benassi playing for the senior side, Luigi Di Biagio will be looking for new leaders in the coming future.