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Rossi earns Italy draw in Germany

Published: Wednesday 9 February 2011, 22.50CET
Germany 1-1 Italy
Miroslav Klose claimed his 59th international goal in Dortmund but Giuseppe Rossi secured a draw for the visitors with nine minutes to go.
Rossi earns Italy draw in Germany
Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini (left) closes down Germany midfielder Mesut Özil ©AFP

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Published: Wednesday 9 February 2011, 22.50CET

Rossi earns Italy draw in Germany

Germany 1-1 Italy
Miroslav Klose claimed his 59th international goal in Dortmund but Giuseppe Rossi secured a draw for the visitors with nine minutes to go.

Germany 1-1 Italy
Miroslav Klose continued his fine form for Germany with an early goal before Italy fought back to claim a friendly draw in Dortmund.

Klose, the second top scorer in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying with six goals, found the target after 16 minutes to put his team ahead. It was not to prove the winning effort, though, as Giuseppe Rossi mustered a leveller not long before the end.

Germany, fielding the core of the side which made it to the 2010 FIFA World Cup semi-finals, were quick to make clear their attacking intentions. Their endeavour was rewarded when Mesut Özil and Thomas Müller combined impressively for Klose to finish from close range for his 59th international goal.

Italy struggled to mount an immediate riposte but established a foothold in the latter stages of the half, Daniele De Rossi going closest only to be denied by Manuel Neuer. The home side began the second period strongly, but Italy threatened again when Marco Borriello shot from the edge of the box, only to find Neuer again up to the challenge.

The FC Schalke 04 No1 was beaten ten minutes from time, however, as Rossi cleverly slotted past him at the second attempt after being sent through by Domenico Criscito. Sami Khedira and Kevin Grosskreutz went close at the other end, but Germany had to settle for a draw. They will aim for a fifth straight UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group A win at home to Kazakhstan on 26 March, the day after Group C leaders Italy visit Slovenia.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.34CET

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Lineups

Germany

Germany

Italy

Italy

NeuerManuel Neuer (GK)
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK)
LahmPhilipp Lahm
Substitution64
CassaniMattia Cassani
Substitution54
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
BonucciLeonardo Bonucci
AogoDennis Aogo
RanocchiaAndrea Ranocchia
BadstuberHolger Badstuber
Substitution64
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
Substitution78
SchweinsteigerBastian Schweinsteiger
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
ÖzilMesut Özil
Thiago MottaThiago Motta
Yellow Card35
Substitution63
KhediraSami Khedira
MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
KloseMiroslav Klose
Goal17
Substitution75
MauriStefano Mauri
Substitution74
PodolskiLukas Podolski
CassanoAntonio Cassano
Substitution46
T. MüllerThomas Müller
Substitution46
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Substitution46

Substitutes

GötzeMario Götze
Substitution46
BorrielloMarco Borriello
Substitution46
BoatengJérôme Boateng
Substitution64
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Substitution46
Goal81
HummelsMats Hummels
Substitution64
MaggioChristian Maggio
Substitution54
GrosskreutzKevin Grosskreutz
Substitution75
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
Substitution63
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
Substitution74
CriscitoDomenico Criscito
Substitution78

Coach

Joachim Löw (GER) Cesare Prandelli (ITA)

Referee

Eric Braamhaar (NED)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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