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Rossi keeps Italy rolling in Baku

Published: Tuesday 25 March 2008, 23.45CET
Azerbaijan 0-2 Italy
Giuseppe Rossi scored twice as Italy made it seven wins out of eight in Group 1 with victory in Azerbaijan.
Rossi keeps Italy rolling in Baku
Giuseppe Rossi got the Azzurini's goal in Baku ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AzerbaijanItaly

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target0
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group 1: ITA / CRO / GRE / ALB / AZE / FRO

PPts
Italy Italy822
Croatia Croatia818
Greece Greece713
Albania Albania710
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands83
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan81
Last updated: 19/04/2013 11:24 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Tuesday 25 March 2008, 23.45CET

Rossi keeps Italy rolling in Baku

Azerbaijan 0-2 Italy
Giuseppe Rossi scored twice as Italy made it seven wins out of eight in Group 1 with victory in Azerbaijan.

Giuseppe Rossi scored twice as Italy made it seven wins out of eight in qualifying Group 1 with this victory over Azerbaijan.

Show of strength
The Villarreal CF forward struck 18 minutes into each half as the group leaders dominated the bottom team in Baku. Sebastian Giovinco created the first goal by playing a one-two with Robert Acquafresca before providing an easy finish for Rossi. Midfielder Giovinco of Empoli FC also earned the clinching 63rd-minute penalty which Rossi confidently converted.

Coaching debut
The playmaker was everywhere and it was no surprise when he helped to conjure the breakthrough. Not that the Azzurrini had things all their own way. With German coach Bernhard Lippert making his debut at the Azerbaijan helm, the hosts responded well to the setback of falling behind, with winger Asif Mammadov and striker Vagif Dzavadov catching the eye.

Penalty award
Pierluigi Casiraghi's men continued to hold sway in midfield, however, and Giovinco drew the second-half foul from goalkeeper Osman Umarov which signalled the end of the contest. Giovinco might have scored himself later, while Vugar Nadyrov came closest for Azerbaijan when he narrowly failed to convert a dangerous cross.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.51CET

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Lineups

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Italy

Italy

7
AbdullayevElnur Abdullayev
5
MarzorattiLino Marzoratti
15
AbışovRuslan Abışov
Yellow Card90+2
2
MottaMarco Motta (C)
8
DashdemirovArif Dashdemirov
Substitution77
1
ConsigliAndrea Consigli (GK)
10
MammadovAsif Mammadov
Substitution84
11
RossiGiuseppe Rossi
Goal13
Goal63
Substitution71
1
O. UmarovOsman Umarov (GK)
10
GiovincoSebastian Giovinco
5
N. MammadovNodar Mammadov (C)
3
De CegliePaolo De Ceglie
2
MedvedevMaksim Medvedev
7
DessenaDaniele Dessena
Yellow Card13
Substitution64
9
MammadovElvin Mammadov
9
AcquafrescaRobert Acquafresca
Substitution53
6
NovruzovTagim Novruzov
Yellow Card15
Substitution60
4
CigariniLuca Cigarini
20
JavadovVagif Javadov
8
MarchisioClaudio Marchisio
14
AmirguliyevRahid Amirguliyev
6
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti

Substitutes

12
GafarovVali Gafarov (GK)
16
MorosiniPiermario Morosini
Substitution64
13
NarimanovTural Narimanov
13
De SilvestriLorenzo De Silvestri
18
KaramliElgiz Karamli
Substitution84
12
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
17
NadirovVüqar Nadirov
Substitution60
18
Osvaldo Pablo Osvaldo
Substitution53
11
AliyevRauf Aliyev
14
PisanoFrancesco Pisano
Substitution71
21
SoltanovBakhtiyar Soltanov
17
LanzafameDavide Lanzafame
19
AmiraslanovRovshan Amiraslanov
Substitution77
15
CapelliDaniele Capelli

Coach

Bernhard Lippert (GER) Pierluigi Casiraghi (ITA)

Referee

Pavle Radovanović (MNE)

Assistant referees

Miloš Radulović (MNE), Srdjan Korac (MNE)

Fourth official

Nikola Dabanović (MNE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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