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Italy up and running

Published: Saturday 4 September 2004, 0.10CET
Italy 2-0 Norway Alberto Aquilani and Gianpaolo Pazzini score as the holders start with a win.
Published: Saturday 4 September 2004, 0.10CET

Italy up and running

Italy 2-0 Norway Alberto Aquilani and Gianpaolo Pazzini score as the holders start with a win.

Holders Italy started the qualifying tournament for the 2006 finals of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a convincing 2-0 win over Norway in Trapani.

Aquilani opener
Italy forwards Rolando Bianchi and Gianpaolo Pazzini troubled the Norway defence throughout, while Alberto Aquilani and Riccardo Montolivo pulled the strings in midfield. The Azzurrini went ahead with a shot from 20 metres by Aquilani after 19 minutes.

Bianchi sent off
Pazzini doubled the advantage after 39 minutes, heading in a cross from Alessandro Rosina. In the second half Marco Donadel was denied by the woodwork as he got his head to another Rosina cross. However, Italy ended the match with ten men after Bianchi was booked for a second time after shooting at goal when referee Dejan Stanisic had already stopped play.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.37CET

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2006/matches/round=1910/match=74336/postmatch/report/index.html#italy+running

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Norway

Norway

1
AgliardiFederico Agliardi (GK)
1
LarsenJan Larsen (GK)
2
FerronettiDamiano Ferronetti
2
SkjønsbergMorten Skjønsberg
Substitution77
3
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
3
OnstadKristian Onstad
4
BovoCesare Bovo
Yellow Card61
4
EngedalLars Martin Engedal
5
PotenzaAlessandro Potenza
5
BertelsenTronderik Bertelsen
6
DonadelMarco Donadel (C)
6
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
Substitution46
7
RosinaAlessandro Rosina
Substitution74
7
SokolowskiTomasz Sokolowski
Substitution82
8
MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
8
HæstadKristofer Hæstad
9
BianchiRolando Bianchi
Red/Yellow Card64
9
OlsenTrond Olsen
10
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
Goal19
Substitution65
10
GrindheimChristian Grindheim (C)
11
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
Goal38
Substitution88
11
Fredheim HolmDaniel Fredheim Holm
Yellow Card75

Substitutes

12
BerniTommaso Berni (GK)
12
AustbøIven Austbø (GK)
13
MantovaniAndrea Mantovani
13
EriksenLars-Kristian Eriksen
Substitution77
14
PiccoloFelice Piccolo
14
SteenslidBørre Steenslid
15
BiondiniDavide Biondini
15
DahlChristoffer Dahl
16
LovisoMassimo Loviso
Substitution65
16
StrandLars Iver Strand
Substitution46
17
Floro FloresAntonio Floro Flores
Substitution88
17
MøsterTommy Møster
Substitution82
18
PepeSimone Pepe
Substitution74
18
MarkegårdEirik Markegård

Coach

Claudio Gentile (ITA) Hallvar Thoresen (NOR)

Referee

Dejan Stanisic (SRB)

Assistant referees

Zoran Sipcic (SRB), Vukasin Djordjevic (SRB)

Fourth official

Igor Jankovic (SRB)

Legend:

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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