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Barillà improves Italy's fortunes

Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 19.45CET
Luxembourg 0-4 Italy
Antonino Barillà scored twice as the Azzurrini secured a comfortable win to claw back some ground on pacesetters Wales in Group 3.
by Steffen Potter
Barillà improves Italy's fortunes
Antonino Barillo scored twice for Italy ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 17 November 2009, 19.45CET

Barillà improves Italy's fortunes

Luxembourg 0-4 Italy
Antonino Barillà scored twice as the Azzurrini secured a comfortable win to claw back some ground on pacesetters Wales in Group 3.

Antonino Barillà scored twice as Italy secured a comfortable victory over Luxembourg to claw back some ground on pacesetters Wales to remain in contention in Group 3 of qualifying for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Crunch fixtures to come
The five-time winners began the day five points adrift of Hungary, who they lost to on Friday, and a daunting nine behind leaders Wales. Those deficits have now been reduced by three and, with games against both sides to come, Pierluigi Casiraghi's team are by no means out of the reckoning. They did not break the deadlock in Luxembourg until the 37th minute when Barillà was left with a simple finish after good work from Lorenzo De Silvestri.

Marilungo header
Reggina Calcio midfielder Barillà turned into an unguarded net to double his personal tally on 77 minutes, by which time the Azzurrini had already scored a second courtesy of substitute Roberto Soriano, who converted the rebound after the impressive Ezequiel Matias Schelotto had been denied. Barilla turned provider with seven minutes remaining, sending in the corner from which Guido Marilungo, who had only come off the bench five minutes previously, met with his head for Italy's fourth. The result leaves Luxembourg marooned on four points, while Italy are buoyed ahead of the visit of Hungary in March.

Last updated: 27/03/13 4.49CET

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Lineups

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Italy

Italy

1
HeilYan Heil (GK)
Yellow Card68
1
MannoneVito Mannone (GK)
2
LaterzaTom Laterza
Yellow Card51
2
De SilvestriLorenzo De Silvestri (C)
3
KettenmeyerMichel Kettenmeyer
3
SantonDavide Santon
4
SiebenalerTom Siebenaler
4
BolzoniFrancesco Bolzoni
5
ScholerChristophe Scholer
Yellow Card49
Substitution72
5
AriaudoLorenzo Ariaudo
6
PedroJoël Pedro
Yellow Card76
6
OgbonnaAngelo Ogbonna
7
May Andy May (C)
7
SchelottoEzequiel Schelotto
Substitution71
8
GersonLars Gerson
Substitution46
8
MarroneLuca Marrone
Substitution28
9
BettmerGilles Bettmer
9
OkakaStefano Okaka
Yellow Card77
Substitution79
10
MartinoMassimo Martino
Yellow Card38
10
BoriniFabio Borini
11
TwimumuNaby Twimumu
Substitution60
11
BarillàAntonino Barillà
Yellow Card35
Goal38
Goal77

Substitutes

12
HahmPhilippe Hahm (GK)
12
FiorilloVincenzo Fiorillo (GK)
13
MoreiraClayton Moreira
13
AngellaGabriele Angella
14
GeisbuschGérard Geisbusch
14
RenzettiFrancesco Renzetti
15
JänischMathias Jänisch
Substitution72
15
SorianoRoberto Soriano
Substitution28
Goal68
16
AlbaneseMirko Albanese
Substitution60
16
MustacchioMattia Mustacchio
Substitution71
17
AlunniAlessandro Alunni
17
MachedaFederico Macheda
18
D. KitengeDimitri Kitenge
Substitution46
18
MarilungoGuido Marilungo
Substitution79
Goal83

Coach

Luc Holtz (LUX) Pierluigi Casiraghi (ITA)

Referee

Thomas Vejlgaard (DEN)

Assistant referees

Lars Hummelgaard (DEN), David Vang Andersen (DEN)

Fourth official

Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

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