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Qualifying round - Group H

Italy - Malta
1-0
 

Italy - Malta 1-0 - 03/09/2015 - Match page - UEFA EURO 2016

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Pellè earns Italy victory against Malta

Published: Thursday 3 September 2015, 23.00CET
Pellè earns Italy victory against Malta 
Highlights: Italy 1-0 Malta ©AFP/Getty Images

  • Italy beat Malta 1-0 to move level on points with Group H leaders Croatia
  • Graziano Pellè scores the only goal midway through the second half
  • Italy muster just one shot on target throughout the first half
  • Manolo Gabbiadini is denied by the bar soon after the interval
  • Next matches: Italy v Bulgaria, Malta v Azerbaijan (Sunday)

Italy had to work hard to beat Malta but Graziano Pellè's second-half goal was enough to take the Azzurri level with Croatia at the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group H summit.

 

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Match statistics

Italy
Malta

1

Goals scored

0

63

Possession (%)

37

20

Total attempts

4

4

on target

1

9

off target

2

7

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

8

Corners

1

0

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

18

18

Fouls suffered

12

651

Passes

312

593

completed

257

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Graziano Pellè was the hero, just like he was in the reverse of this fixture, as Italy scrapped past Malta to go top of Group G, level on 15 points with Croatia.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Mifsud (in) - Effiong (out) (Malta)
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Sciberras (in) - Briffa (out) (Malta)
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Candreva (Italy) is booked.
  • Substitution
    77
    Soriano (in) - Verratti (out) (Italy)

See also

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