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Italy keep run going at Hungary's expense

Published: Tuesday 15 November 2011, 19.34CET
Italy 2-0 Hungary
Ciro Ferrara's hosts made it five wins out of five in Group 7 thanks to goals by Manolo Gabbiadini and substitute Alberto Paloschi.
by Ben Gladwell
from Stadio Giuseppe Capozza
Italy keep run going at Hungary's expense
Atalanta striker Manolo Gabbiadini opened the scoring for Italy ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 15 November 2011, 19.34CET

Italy keep run going at Hungary's expense

Italy 2-0 Hungary
Ciro Ferrara's hosts made it five wins out of five in Group 7 thanks to goals by Manolo Gabbiadini and substitute Alberto Paloschi.

Italy continued their flawless march towards the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with a 2-0 win over Hungary in Casarano.

Manolo Gabbiadini gave Ciro Ferrara's hosts the lead in the 20th minute and substitute Alberto Paloschi sealed their fifth win in five Group 7 qualifying matches 11 minutes from time.

Italy went in front when Giulio Donati's searching ball from deep was chested down by Mattia Destro, who put Gabbiadini through on goal, and the Atalanta BC striker kept his composure to slot the ball past Péter Gulácsi.

Hungary's approach consisted of keeping as many men behind the ball as possible and searching for Markó Futács with long balls. Although the tall striker was adept in winning the aerial battle, he suffered from a distinct lack of support.

There was more vivacity and creativity in Hungary's game in the second half, but the best chances still fell at the other end. In the 57th minute, Destro shot over with only the goalkeeper to beat. Alessandro Florenzi also cleared the crossbar from a promising position before providing the assist for Paloschi, on the field for less than a minute, to score with his first touch from point-blank range.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.15CET

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Lineups

Italy

Italy

Hungary

Hungary

1
BardiFrancesco Bardi (GK)
1
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK) (C)
2
DonatiGiulio Donati
2
Kálnoki-KisDávid Kálnoki-Kis
3
CrescenziAlessandro Crescenzi
5
KádárTamás Kádár
4
CrimiMarco Crimi
6
FodorFerenc Fodor
5
CapuanoMarco Capuano
7
BódiÁdám Bódi
6
CaldirolaLuca Caldirola
9
FutácsMarkó Futács
7
RagusaAntonino Ragusa
Substitution62
10
GosztonyiAndrás Gosztonyi
Substitution76
8
MarroneLuca Marrone (C)
11
WindeckerJózsef Windecker
Yellow Card36
9
DestroMattia Destro
Substitution78
16
A. SimonÁdám Simon
10
FlorenziAlessandro Florenzi
18
FiolaAttila Fiola
11
GabbiadiniManolo Gabbiadini
Goal20
Substitution83
21
BeliczkyGergő Beliczky
Substitution90

Substitutes

12
PinsoglioCarlo Pinsoglio (GK)
12
JovaLevente Jova (GK)
13
SantonDavide Santon
3
SvábDániel Sváb
14
FaraoniMarco Faraoni
Substitution62
8
MargiticsAndor Margitics
15
MoriDaniele Mori
13
BalázsBenjámin Balázs
Substitution76
16
BertolacciAndrea Bertolacci
14
HidiPatrick Hidi
17
El ShaarawyStephan El Shaarawy
Substitution83
19
BalajtiÁdám Balajti
Substitution90
18
PaloschiAlberto Paloschi
Substitution78
Goal79
20
GyurcsóÁdám Gyurcsó

Coach

Ciro Ferrara (ITA) Antal Róth (HUN)

Referee

Kristo Tohver (EST)

Assistant referees

Dmitri Vinogradov (EST), Neeme Neemlaid (EST)

Fourth official

Jaan Roos (EST)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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