FK Metalac - Gornji Milanovac 19/11/2013 - 17:00CET (17:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 9

Serbia - Italy
1-0
 

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Serbia beat Italy to go second

Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 22.02CET
Serbia 1-0 Italy
Goran Čaušić got the decisive goal on the hour as Radovan Ćurčić's team leapfrogged their opponents into second spot in Group 9.
by Ivan Vjetrovic
from FK Metalac
Serbia beat Italy to go second
Italy's Matteo Bianchetti tussles with Darko Brašanac ©Marko Djurić
 

Match statistics

Serbia
Italy

1

Goals scored

0

15

Total attempts

10

7

on target

2

3

off target

3

5

blocked

5

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

2

5

Offsides

2

4

Yellow cards

6

1

Red Cards

0

29

Fouls committed

26

24

Fouls suffered

28

Lineups

Serbia

Serbia

Italy

Italy

1Dmitrović (GK)1Bardi (GK)
3Petković (C)2Zappacosta
5Nastasić3Biraghi
62
7Čaušić
60
73
4Baselli
69
9A. Mitrović5Bianchetti (C)
10Djuričić
90+1
6Antei
43
13Petrović7Molina
72
14Brašanac
51
8Viviani
89
15Spajić9Belotti
18Jojić
85
10Battocchio
84
21L. Marković
87
88
11Rozzi
56

Substitutes

12Perić (GK)12Leali (GK)
2Stojković
90+1
13Zampano
6Radoja14Fossati
56
83
11A. Živković
85
15Rugani
16Milunović16Crisetig
17Stoiljković17Pettinari
72
88
22Ćirković18Fedato
84

Coaches

Radovan Ćurčić (SRB) Luigi Di Biagio (ITA)

Referee

Halis Özkahya (TUR)

Standings

Last updated: 07/11/2014 14:52 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Tuesday 19 November 2013, 22.02CET

Serbia beat Italy to go second

Serbia 1-0 Italy
Goran Čaušić got the decisive goal on the hour as Radovan Ćurčić's team leapfrogged their opponents into second spot in Group 9.

Serbia boosted their chances of a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs by beating Italy 1-0.

Midfielder Goran Čaušić scored the winner on the hour to lift Serbia above Italy into second place and within three points of Group 9 pacesetters Belgium. The only blot on an otherwise memorable night for the hosts came when Lazar Marković received a second yellow card two minutes from time.

On the back foot for long stretches, Italy almost fell behind after 27 minutes when Darko Brašanac fired wide when well-placed inside the area. Shortly before the break, Marković sent a shot narrowly past a post after bursting forward from midfield.

Serbia continued to force the issue in the second half and their persistence prevailed as Čaušić's cross evaded its intended target and crept inside the far post. The Balkan outfit were rarely threatened in the final stages but there was reason to be anxious when Marković was sent off for two bookable offences.

Last updated: 20/11/13 11.51CET

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