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Inzaghi double just enough for Italy

Published: Sunday 3 June 2007, 0.25CET
Faroe Islands 1-2 Italy
The home side provided the world champions with a nasty fright in Torshavn after Filippo Inzaghi's double.

Match statistics

Faroe IslandsItaly

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
8
Corners1
 
9
Fouls committed16
 
9
Yellow cards0
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:56 CET

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Published: Sunday 3 June 2007, 0.25CET

Inzaghi double just enough for Italy

Faroe Islands 1-2 Italy
The home side provided the world champions with a nasty fright in Torshavn after Filippo Inzaghi's double.

Two Filippo Inzaghi goals earned Italy victory in Torshavn although the Faroe Islands' Rógvi Jacobsen had the honour of scoring to unsettle the world champions, who nevertheless moved second in Group B with this win.

Persistent rain
Undeterred by persistent rain, Italy were ahead after just 12 minutes through Inzaghi. Playing in his first international game since October, the striker controlled Andrea Pirlo's long ball from the left with his right foot under pressure from Jón Rói Jacobsen before sweeping it past goalkeeper Jákup Mikkelsen with his left. Tommaso Rocchi almost doubled the Italian advantage two minutes later but his shot was deflected over the crossbar. Jógvan Martin Olsen's side regained their composure but did little to trouble visiting goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, while at the other end Inzaghi sent a diving header just wide before the interval.

Missed chance
Inzaghi doubled his tally for the evening four minutes after the break, meeting Aimo Diana's cross from the right touchline with a far-post header which gave Mikkelsen no chance. The goalkeeper earned considerable credit four minutes later, however, pushing a dangerous Pirlo free-kick on to the post. Cristiano Lucarelli, who had replaced Inzaghi, then missed a great chance to make it 3-0 as he collected Diana's through-ball but shot wide with only Mikkelsen to beat.

Surprise goal
The home side rallied with Jón Rói Jacobsen heading fractionally over from a Súni Olsen corner before Rógvi Jacobsen went one better, beating Buffon with a low header to his left from a right-wing cross with 13 minutes left. Del Piero should have put the game beyond the home side in the 89th minute, scooping wide from inside the area. Christian Lamhauge Holst then thudded a shot against Buffon as the Faroe Islands threatened an unlikely comeback, although there was still time for Del Piero to fire another effort over. The Faroe Islands are yet to win a point in Group B but will take heart from their performance as they prepare to play Scotland at home on Wednesday, with Italy meeting Lithuania in Kaunas the same day.

Last updated: 03/06/07 15.19CET

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Lineups

Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

Italy

Italy

1
J. MikkelsenJákup Mikkelsen (GK)
1
BuffonGianluigi Buffon (GK)
4
DanielsenAtli Danielsen
22
OddoMassimo Oddo
3
DjurhuusMarni Djurhuus
3
TonettoMax Tonetto
5
J. JacobsenJón Jacobsen
5
CannavaroFabio Cannavaro (C)
13
JohannesenÓli Johannesen (C)
23
MaterazziMarco Materazzi
Substitution66
9
BorgJákup Borg
Substitution73
16
DianaAimo Diana
8
ThomassenMikkjal Thomassen
8
GattusoGennaro Gattuso
Yellow Card51
19
S. OlsenSúni Olsen
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
10
C. JacobsenChristian Jacobsen
7
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero
6
Róg. JacobsenRógvi Jacobsen
Goal77
11
RocchiTommaso Rocchi
Substitution86
11
FløtumAndrew Fløtum
Substitution56
9
F. InzaghiFilippo Inzaghi
Goal12
Goal48
Substitution58

Substitutes

16
M. JoensenMeinhardt Joensen (GK)
14
AmeliaMarco Amelia (GK)
2
P.HansenPauli Hansen
6
BarzagliAndrea Barzagli
Substitution66
7
Sím. SamuelsenSímun Samuelsen
Substitution73
13
PasqualManuel Pasqual
12
ElttørHjalgrím Elttør
10
De RossiDaniele De Rossi
14
HolstChristian Holst
Substitution56
20
PerrottaSimone Perrotta
15
HørgMortan úr Hørg
18
LucarelliCristiano Lucarelli
Substitution58
18
Ra. NolsøeRasmus Nolsøe
27
QuagliarellaFabio Quagliarella
Substitution86

Coach

Jógvan Martin Olsen (FRO) Roberto Donadoni (ITA)

Referee

Robert Malek (POL)

Assistant referees

Krzysztof Myrmus (POL), Konrad Sapela (POL)

Fourth official

Tomasz Mikulski (POL)

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