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Italy - Slovenia
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Slovenia break duck to shock Italy

Published: Wednesday 29 January 2014, 22.17CET
Italy 2-3 Slovenia
Slovenia ended their wait for a first final tournament win with a surprise victory after a dramatic conclusion in Antwerp.
by Paul Saffer
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Match statistics

Italy
Slovenia

2

Goals scored

3

49

Total attempts

20

14

Attempts on target

9

18

off target

8

17

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

1

13

Corners

5

2

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

5

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Slovenia

Slovenia

1Mammarella (GK)
Yellow Card38:17
1Puškar (GK)
5Leggiero2R. Mordej
10Merlim5Čujec
Goal25:11
11Saad
Goal39:29
7Osredkar (C)
Goal38:46
13Giasson10Fetič
12Miarelli (GK)12A. Mordej (GK)
2Ercolessi3Bizjak
3Gabriel Lima (C)4Drobne
4Romano6Kroflič
6Honorio8Melink
7De Luca9Vrhovec
Goal10:09
8Vampeta11Vrabel
9Fortino
Goal23:01
Yellow Card23:37
13Rosič
15Murilo14Štendler

Coaches

Roberto Menichelli (ITA) Andrej Dobovičnik (SVN)

First referee

Oleg Ivanov (UKR)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 30/01/2014 09:10 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Wednesday 29 January 2014, 22.17CET

Slovenia break duck to shock Italy

Italy 2-3 Slovenia
Slovenia ended their wait for a first final tournament win with a surprise victory after a dramatic conclusion in Antwerp.

Slovenia won a UEFA Futsal EURO final tournament game at the eighth attempt as they pulled off an upset against former champions Italy.

Having twice taken the lead, Slovenia made it 3-1 in the 39th minute when Igor Osredkar scored into an empty net. Saad pulled one back with 31 seconds left, but it was not enough for Italy and a draw against Azerbaijan on Friday will take Slovenia through.

Merlim, one of the few Italy players making a major finals debut, shot over early on, but it was a tight opening. That changed in the 11th minute when Osredkar fed Gašper Vrhovec and his low shot from distance caught out Stefano Mammarella in the Italy goal.

Daniel Giasson responded with an effort just wide, but it was nearly 2-0 when Rok Mordej stole the ball and found Kristjan Čujec, whose strike was tipped past the post by Mammarella. From the corner, the woodwork was rattled by Alen Fetič’s fine drive. Italy rallied late in the half but Saad missed and Luca Leggiero was denied by Damir Puškar.

Italy had come from behind to beat Slovenia in the first match of their 2003 finals success, but in that game they were already 2-1 up at half-time rather than trailing. Fortino had an early effort blocked by Puškar but he beat the keeper at his near post in the 24th minute after a Gabriel Lima corner.

Slovenia immediately responded, Čujec of New Team FVG holding the ball about 12 metres out and smashing his shot past Mammarella. Puškar did well to stop from Giasson, but Slovenia were also still launching attacks. Lima was tried as a flying goalkeeper in the last three minutes, but the empty net was found by Osredkar from deep in the Slovenia half. Saad responded but time ran out for Italy, now desperate for a result against Azerbaijan on Sunday.

Last updated: 25/09/14 2.32CET

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