|Attempts on target||2||0|
|Attempts off target||0||0|
|4||Israel||Republic of Ireland|
|7||Belgium||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|7||Serbia and Montenegro||Spain|
|7||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Lithuania|
Holders Italy maintained their perfect record in qualifying for the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship as a 2-0 win against Scotland extended Claudio Gentile's side's lead in Group 5 to ten points.
At the Stadio Pietro Fortunati in Pavia, a solid Scottish side made lift difficult for the home team in the first 45 minutes, with Italy unable to break down a resolute rearguard. Rolando Bianchi failed to convert a presentable opportunity in the 12th minute, before Scotland goalkeeper Marshall produced a fine save to keep out Giampaolo Pazzini's effort a minute past the half-hour.
It was a different story in the second period, however, and two goals in seven minutes finally ended Scottish hopes. On the hour, Marco Motta's right-win cross found Bianchi's header, and the striker duly collected his fourth goal of the competition. The win was secured six minutes later, Alessandro Rosina making the points safe with a long-range strike.
Italy have now won all five of their games and continue their campaign at third-placed Norway on 3 June, the same day as Scotland - bottom of the table with two points from four games - play their next game, against Moldova.
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|Claudio Gentile (ITA)||Rainer Bonhof (GER)|
|Marian Mircea Salomir (ROU)|
|Cristian Nica (ROU), Ionel Popa (ROU)|
|Robert Dumitru (ROU)|