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Azerbaijan - Italy
0-7
 

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Italy stroll past Azerbaijan, Slovenia through too

Published: Sunday 2 February 2014, 20.15CET
Azerbaijan 0-7 Italy
Needing a two-goal margin of victory, Italy hit seven to progress at their opponents' expense, putting Slovenia through with them.
by Paul Saffer
from Lotto Arena

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Match statistics

Azerbaijan
Italy

0

Goals scored

7

58

Total attempts

35

20

Attempts on target

16

22

off target

13

16

blocked

6

3

against woodwork

0

15

Corners

7

3

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

4

Fouls committed

4

3

Fouls suffered

1

Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Italy

Italy

1Buranello (GK)
Yellow Card12:56
1Mammarella (GK)
Goal30:58
5Felipe3Gabriel Lima (C)
Goal26:57
6Edu4Romano
Goal1:33
9Amadeu
Yellow Card23:10
10Merlim
18Augusto11Saad
19Zamanov (GK)12Miarelli (GK)
Goal39:30
2Mammadov2Ercolessi
7Farajzade5Leggiero
8Farzaliyev6Honorio
Goal15:14
10Biro Jade7De Luca
13Gambarov8Vampeta
Goal24:45
14Borisov (C)9Fortino
Goal3:22
15Rafael
Yellow Card39:30
13Giasson
17Atayev15Murilo

Coaches

Alesio (BRA) Roberto Menichelli (ITA)

First referee

Marc Birkett (ENG)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 03/02/2014 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Sunday 2 February 2014, 20.15CET

Italy stroll past Azerbaijan, Slovenia through too

Azerbaijan 0-7 Italy
Needing a two-goal margin of victory, Italy hit seven to progress at their opponents' expense, putting Slovenia through with them.

Needing to win by a two-goal margin, Italy turned on the style to advance to the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 quarter-finals as Group C winners at Azerbaijan's expense.

While Italy began with a 3-2 loss to Slovenia, Azerbaijan had beaten them 7-6. However, within four minutes Italy were 2-0 up and they, like Slovenia, can now look forward to a Tuesday quarter-final.

Italy pressed from the off and Sergio Romano opened the scoring as Merlim intercepted an Azerbaijan kick-in and fed Saad Assis, whose ball was turned in at the far post. Azerbaijan keeper Laercio Buranello was already joining attacks and forced a save from opposite number Stefano Mammarella, turning 30 today.

But in the fourth minute it was 2-0 in virtually the same fashion, this time Marco Ercolessi crossing and Fortino touching in. Italy were not sitting on their advantage and Gabriel Lima hit the side netting. It was three on 16 minutes as Hubmerto Honorio tackled Felipe, advanced with two options either side, and smashed the ball in himself.

Felipe hit the crossbar 12 seconds before the interval, and Azerbaijan re-started with their last-gasp hero against Slovenia, Edu, already on as flying keeper, though his next task was to save from Merlim. However, with Laercio back in goal, he could do nothing to stop Vampeta's vicious shot after Fortino teed him up. Soon after Gabriel Lima volleyed in Saad Assis's corner.

Azerbaijan were still pressing desperately, Edu and Amadeu both hitting a post. That left space for birthday boy Mammarella to punt into an empty net for a goal to go with his clean sheet, and he drew huge applause when taken off in the 39th minute, only for his replacement Michele Miarelli to also score. A second straight group exit for Azerbaijan, but nine of this squad and coach Alesio will have another chance of European success when Araz Naxçivan host the UEFA Futsal Cup finals in Baku in April.

Last updated: 17/04/14 9.02CET

Related information

http://www.uefa.com/futsaleuro/season=2014/matches/round=2000398/match=2013050/postmatch/report/index.html#italy+stroll+through

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