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Italy up and running with Hungary defeat

Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 23.20CET
Hungary 0-3 Italy
Manolo Gabbiadini scored twice as Italy began their Group 7 campaign with a comfortable victory against ten-man Hungary.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Sóstói
Italy up and running with Hungary defeat
Manolo Gabbiadini (right) scored twice in Italy's victory against Hungary ©Gabor Baricsa
Published: Tuesday 6 September 2011, 23.20CET

Italy up and running with Hungary defeat

Hungary 0-3 Italy
Manolo Gabbiadini scored twice as Italy began their Group 7 campaign with a comfortable victory against ten-man Hungary.

Italy kicked off their UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign with a comfortable victory against ten-man Hungary in Szekesfehervar.

After a goalless first half, Manolo Gabbiadini made the breakthrough within a minute of the restart. The Atalanta BC forward doubled Italy's lead 20 minutes later before Fabio Borini completed the scoring eight minutes from time. Hungary's Markó Futács was dismissed late on.

After a subdued opening it was Péter Gulácsi who was the busier of the two goalkeepers, with Gabbiadini and Borini forcing the Hungary No1 into a string of fine saves. Borini found a way past before the break but his curling effort came back off the frame of the goal.

Italy broke the deadlock immediately after the break when Alessandro Florenzi broke down the left and crossed for Gabbiadini to head past Gulácsi. The visitors began to dominate and Gabbiadini added a second on 66 minutes when Hungary failed to clear Fausto Rossi's free-kick. Substitute Mattia Destro then set up Borini to complete the scoring and there was still time for Hungary to be reduced to ten men when Futács was sent off in the final minute.

Italy travel to Liechtenstein on 6 October while Hungary face a trip to section leaders Turkey a day later.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.16CET

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Lineups

Hungary

Hungary

Italy

Italy

1
GulácsiPéter Gulácsi (GK) (C)
1
PinsoglioCarlo Pinsoglio (GK)
3
SvábDániel Sváb
2
SantonDavide Santon (C)
4
SzokolZsolt Szokol
3
CrescenziAlessandro Crescenzi
Yellow Card59
5
KádárTamás Kádár
Yellow Card36
Substitution71
4
RossiFausto Rossi
6
FodorFerenc Fodor
5
CapuanoMarco Capuano
7
BódiÁdám Bódi
Yellow Card59
Substitution83
6
CaldirolaLuca Caldirola
Yellow Card10
9
FutácsMarkó Futács
Yellow Card39
Red Card90
7
SaponaraRiccardo Saponara
Substitution83
10
GosztonyiAndrás Gosztonyi
8
MarroneLuca Marrone
13
BalázsBenjámin Balázs
Substitution46
9
BoriniFabio Borini
Goal82
Substitution85
15
KissMáté Kiss
10
FlorenziAlessandro Florenzi
17
TajthyTamás Tajthy
Yellow Card54
11
GabbiadiniManolo Gabbiadini
Yellow Card41
Goal46
Goal66
Substitution75

Substitutes

12
MegyeriBalázs Megyeri (GK)
12
BardiFrancesco Bardi (GK)
2
SzeleczkiAlex Szeleczki
13
DonatiGiulio Donati
Substitution83
8
BertusLajos Bertus
Substitution46
14
AnteiLuca Antei
11
Kálnoki-KisDávid Kálnoki-Kis
Substitution71
15
BertolacciAndrea Bertolacci
16
HidiPatrick Hidi
16
SorianoRoberto Soriano
18
NagyDániel Nagy
17
PaloschiAlberto Paloschi
Substitution85
20
GyurcsóÁdám Gyurcsó
Substitution83
18
DestroMattia Destro
Substitution75

Coach

Antal Róth (HUN) Ciro Ferrara (ITA)

Referee

Artur Soares (POR)

Assistant referees

Jose Cardinal (POR), Rui Tavares (POR)

Fourth official

Rui Silva (POR)

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