Qualifying round (Group 5: ITA-SLO-SCO-NOR-BLR-MDA ) - 02/09/2005 - 20:30CET (19:30 local time) - Fir Park - Motherwell
0-3
Match forfeited

The match was completed with a 2-2 scoreline before a default victory was awarded.

 

Scotland - Italy 0-3 - 02/09/2005 - Match page - Under-21 2006

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Italy stay top despite draw

Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.33CET
Scotland 2-2 Italy Three players were sent off as Claudio Gentile's Group 5 leaders were held in Motherwell.
by Alex O’Henley
from Fir Park
Published: Friday 2 September 2005, 21.33CET

Italy stay top despite draw

Scotland 2-2 Italy Three players were sent off as Claudio Gentile's Group 5 leaders were held in Motherwell.

Group 5 leaders Italy were held to a 2-2 draw by Scotland at the Fir Park home of Motherwell FC in a game which saw three players dismissed.

Cautious Italy
Rainer Bonhof's team had not won a competitive match at this level for almost two years, but they started well against a cautious Italian side and took the lead right on half-time when Aberdeen FC defender Alexander Diamond headed home. Claudio Gentile's side were more adventurous after the break, however, and Andrea Lazzari equalised on 53 minutes.

Late drama
Scotland responded with a second goal from Blackburn Rovers FC striker Paul Gallagher on 74 minutes, only for Simone Pepe to level again for the Azzurrini two minutes later. The game ended in controversy with three players being ordered off. Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall and Marco Motta of Italy were red-carded for violent conduct after the pair clashed in the penalty area, and Pepe was then shown a second yellow a minute from time.

Play-offs beckon
The result still leaves Italy in a strong position at the top of the section and they travel to Belarus on Tuesday knowing that another three points will clinch qualification to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.06CET

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Lineups

Scotland

Scotland

Italy

Italy

1
MarshallDavid Marshall (GK)
Red Card77
1
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
2
BerraChristophe Berra
2
PotenzaAlessandro Potenza
3
RobertsonGregor Robertson
Yellow Card72
3
BovoCesare Bovo
4
DiamondAlexander Diamond
Goal45+1
Yellow Card65
4
PiccoloFelice Piccolo
5
CollinsNeil Collins
5
MantovaniAndrea Mantovani
6
BrownScott Brown
6
DonadelMarco Donadel (C)
Yellow Card37
7
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
7
MottaMarco Motta
Red Card77
8
ThomsonKevin Thomson
Substitution67
8
RosinaAlessandro Rosina
Substitution75
9
DuffyDarryl Duffy
Substitution77
9
BianchiRolando Bianchi
Substitution31
10
M. WilsonMark Wilson (C)
10
AquilaniAlberto Aquilani
Substitution78
11
GallagherPaul Gallagher
Yellow Card62
Goal74
Substitution87
11
PepeSimone Pepe
Goal77
Red/Yellow Card89

Substitutes

12
TurnerIain Turner (GK)
Substitution77
12
BerniTommaso Berni (GK)
13
WattSteven Watt
13
CaniniMichele Canini
14
LawsonPaul Lawson
Substitution67
14
MarcheseGiovanni Marchese
15
BroadfootKirk Broadfoot
15
LazzariAndrea Lazzari
Substitution31
Goal53
Yellow Card73
16
BrightonTom Brighton
16
MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
17
ClarksonDavid Clarkson
Substitution87
17
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
Substitution78
18
McCunnieJamie McCunnie
18
PaganoBiagio Pagano
Substitution75

Coach

Rainer Bonhof (GER) Claudio Gentile (ITA)

Referee

Kevin Blom (NED)

Assistant referees

Adrianus Inia (NED), Nicky Siebert (NED)

Fourth official

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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