Final - 17/05/2013 - 18:00CET (18:00 local time) - Štadión MŠK Žilina - Zilina
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Russia win 5-4 on penalties 

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Mitryushkin the hero as Russia claim U17 title

Published: Friday 17 May 2013, 20.11CET
Italy 0-0 Russia (Russia win 5-4 on pens)
Anton Mitryushkin saved three spot kicks as Russia won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship for the second time.
by Richard Binks
from Štadión MŠK Žilina

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Match statistics

Italy
Russia

0

Goals scored

0

9

Attempts on target

0

5

Attempts off target

2

5

Corners

3

13

Fouls committed

12

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Russia

Russia

1Scuffet (GK)1Mitryushkin (GK) (C)
2Calabria2Parshikov
Yellow Card22
3Dimarco3Likhachev
4Pugliese4Khodzhaniyazov
5Capradossi5Yakuba
6Sciacca6S. Makarov
7Tutino
Substitution67
10Golovin
Substitution62
8Palazzi11Zuev
Substitution49
9Cerri (C)15Barinov
15Steffè
Substitution80+1
18Zhemaletdinov
Yellow Card36
Substitution41
18Vido
Yellow Card53
Substitution63
19Sheydaev

Substitutes

12Audero (GK)12Kuznetsov (GK)
10Parigini
Substitution80+1
7A. Makarov
Substitution41
11Bonazzoli
Substitution63
8Buranov
Substitution62
13Lomolino9Gasilin
Substitution49
14Tibolla13Rudkovski
16Calabresi14Nikolaesh
19Di Molfetta
Substitution67
16Dovbnya

Coaches

Daniele Zoratto (ITA) Dmitri Khomukha (RUS)

Referee

Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)

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Published: Friday 17 May 2013, 20.11CET

Mitryushkin the hero as Russia claim U17 title

Italy 0-0 Russia (Russia win 5-4 on pens)
Anton Mitryushkin saved three spot kicks as Russia won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship for the second time.

Russia claimed their second UEFA European Under-17 Championship title after Anton Mitryushkin's penalty heroics ensured victory against Italy in Zilina.

Following a goalless 80 minutes, the captain saved from Davide Di Molfetta, Giacomo Sciacca and Andrea Palazzi, allowing Sergei Makarov to convert the decisive kick in sudden death. It appears Russia are blessed from the spot at this level – Dmitri Khomukha's side also defeated Sweden by the same method in the last four and claimed their first title on penalties in 2006, their only previous visit to the finals.

Italy had played their best football of the tournament in the semi-finals and the unchanged starting XI carried that form into the first half here, threatening early as Luca Vido fired over before Mitryushkin rushed out to deny Demetrio Steffè.

Understandably on such a big occasion, the football was cagey at times, but when the chances did arrive they were invariably at Russia's end. Already with two goals to his name in the final tournament, Elio Capradossi headed a corner over before Alberto Cerri was unable to break his duck as he was denied at the back post by the ever-alert Russia No1. Federico Dimarco provided the ball for his captain and the excellent left-back saw a direct free-kick of his own beaten away shortly after.

Russia were unable to find their stride, their only sniff in the opening 40 coming when Simone Scuffet miscontrolled with Ramil Sheydaev lurking, but the Udinese Calcio goalkeeper scrambled to clear before the FC Zenit St Petersburg striker could take full advantage.

Khomukha attempted to inject life into his side with the introduction of pacey winger Aleksandr Makarov at the break, but Italy continued to dominate. Vido might have put them in front but could not quite turn in Gennaro Tutino's cross at the near post. The Italy No18 then showed a delightful touch to control, ease away from his marker and force a sharp save from Mitryushkin as the Azzurrini continued to push.

Substitute Aleksei Gasilin was thwarted by a good block from Palazzi as Russia slowly worked their way into the contest, and Danila Buranov struck a post with a late free-kick, but neither side could find a winner, meaning penalties would decide it. Mitryushkin's save from Di Molfetta's opening attempt set the tone for the shoot-out, the Russia captain's hands starting on the ball and eventually ending on the trophy. 

Last updated: 03/02/14 9.01CET

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