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Italy maintain perfect record with Turkey success

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 19.11CET
Italy 2-0 Turkey
Italy recorded their third victory in as many Group 7 qualifiers and in doing so ended the visitors' four-game winning start to the campaign.
by Marco Ghighi
from Stadio Centro d'Italia
Italy maintain perfect record with Turkey success
Italy celebrate Alessandro Saponara's opener against Turkey ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2011, 19.11CET

Italy maintain perfect record with Turkey success

Italy 2-0 Turkey
Italy recorded their third victory in as many Group 7 qualifiers and in doing so ended the visitors' four-game winning start to the campaign.

Turkey started brightly but could not maintain the pace as goals from Riccardo Saponara and Mattia Destro gave Italy their third UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying victory.

Carlo Pinsoglio was forced to make an early save from Sefa Yilmaz after a lapse in the Italian defence, but a fifth successive Group 7 win never looked to be on the cards for Turkey.

Destro and Fausto Rossi both had sights of goal before Lorenzo Insigne beat two defenders on the left and set up the ever-influential Manolo Gabbiadini, whose ball for Saponara left the Empoli FC striker with a simple finish on the stroke of half-time.

Italy might have had a second within two minutes of the restart when Destro set up Insigne, but another goal was not long in coming, Gabbiadini teeing up Destro, whose clumsy shot beat Özkan Karabulut a little more by luck than judgement.

The goalkeeper denied substitute Alessandro Florenzi another, with Insigne's late dismissal for a second booking taking a little of the gloss off a win that leaves Ciro Ferrara's side with an unsullied record after three games this campaign.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.15CET

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Lineups

Italy

Italy

Turkey

Turkey

1
PinsoglioCarlo Pinsoglio (GK)
1
Özkan KarabulutÖzkan Karabulut (GK)
2
SantonDavide Santon (C)
2
Kamil ÇörekçiKamil Çörekçi
3
CrescenziAlessandro Crescenzi
4
Semih KayaSemih Kaya
4
RossiFausto Rossi
5
Barış BaşdaşBarış Başdaş
5
AnteiLuca Antei
6
Orhan GülleOrhan Gülle
Substitution53
6
CaldirolaLuca Caldirola
8
Ali KüçikAli Küçik
Yellow Card38
Substitution52
7
SaponaraRiccardo Saponara
Yellow Card11
Goal45
Substitution59
9
Alper UludağAlper Uludağ
Yellow Card50
8
MarroneLuca Marrone
11
Sefa YılmazSefa Yilmaz
9
DestroMattia Destro
Goal51
Substitution73
14
Alper PotukAlper Potuk
Yellow Card71
10
InsigneLorenzo Insigne
Red Card90+1
17
Musa NizamMusa Nizam
11
GabbiadiniManolo Gabbiadini
Yellow Card67
Substitution71
18
Necip UysalNecip Uysal (C)
Substitution88

Substitutes

12
BardiFrancesco Bardi (GK)
12
Ömer KahveciÖmer Kahveci (GK)
13
DonatiGiulio Donati
3
Sezer ÖzmenSezer Özmen
14
MoriDaniele Mori
7
Şahin AygüneşŞahin Aygüneş
Substitution52
15
BertolacciAndrea Bertolacci
Substitution71
10
Emre ÇolakEmre Çolak
Substitution53
16
FlorenziAlessandro Florenzi
Substitution59
13
Umut SözenUmut Sözen
17
FabbriniDiego Fabbrini
15
Gökay IravulGökay Iravul
Substitution88
18
PaloschiAlberto Paloschi
Substitution73
16
Savaş YılmazSavaş Yılmaz

Coach

Ciro Ferrara (ITA) Raşit Çetiner (TUR)

Referee

Sergei Karasev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Ilya Baryshnikov (RUS), Mikhail Erovenko (RUS)

Fourth official

Vitali Meshkov (RUS)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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