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Gabbiadini hat-trick maintains Italy perfection

Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 20.02CET
Liechtenstein 2-7 Italy
A hat-trick from Manolo Gabbiadini and two from Lorenzo Insigne maintained ten-man Italy's perfect Group 7 record in Vaduz.
Gabbiadini hat-trick maintains Italy perfection
Manolo Gabbiadini's hat-trick took his tally to five in two Group 7 qualifiers ©Eddy Risch
Published: Thursday 6 October 2011, 20.02CET

Gabbiadini hat-trick maintains Italy perfection

Liechtenstein 2-7 Italy
A hat-trick from Manolo Gabbiadini and two from Lorenzo Insigne maintained ten-man Italy's perfect Group 7 record in Vaduz.

Italy survived an early scare and the dismissal of Fabio Borini in Vaduz before a hat-trick from Manolo Gabbiadini and two from Lorenzo Insigne maintained the Azzurrini's perfect Group 7 record.

It is two away wins from two for Italy and the Atalanta BC forward Gabbiadini took his tally to five goals in qualifying after hitting the net twice in Italy's opening 3-0 victory in Hungary. Fabian Eberle gave Liechtenstein a surprise advantage as the full-back headed the hosts ahead eight minutes in and things got worse for the visitors as Borini was dismissed after 17 minutes. However, Vicenza Calcio's Fausto Rossi struck from 20 metres to equalise before Gabbiadini grabbed two of his three before the break.

Alessandro Florenzi stretched the lead five minutes after the interval and Gabbiadini completed his hat-trick (55) before being replaced on the hour. Liechtenstein forward Niklas Kieber pulled one back but Pescara Calcio midfielder Insigne filled the gap left by Gabbiadini. The 20-year-old fired in twice, his second in the final minute, to seal the victory for Italy and close the gap on group leaders Turkey, who have nine points from their three matches.

Last updated: 09/05/13 11.16CET

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Lineups

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Italy

Italy

1
CaluoriDario Caluori (GK)
1
PinsoglioCarlo Pinsoglio (GK)
2
F. EberleFabian Eberle
Goal8
2
SantonDavide Santon (C)
Substitution74
3
KaplanSakir Kaplan
Substitution72
3
CrescenziAlessandro Crescenzi
4
Val. FlatzValentin Flatz
4
RossiFausto Rossi
Yellow Card22
Goal29
Substitution53
5
GürOlcay Gür
5
AnteiLuca Antei
6
DuelliChristoph Duelli
Substitution46
6
CaldirolaLuca Caldirola
7
SeleMathias Sele
7
FlorenziAlessandro Florenzi
Goal50
8
L. EberleLucas Eberle (C)
8
MarroneLuca Marrone
9
PirkerSimon Pirker
9
BoriniFabio Borini
Yellow Card8
Red Card17
10
N. KieberNiklas Kieber
Goal64
10
InsigneLorenzo Insigne
Goal77
Goal89
11
HeebArmando Heeb
Yellow Card26
Substitution81
11
GabbiadiniManolo Gabbiadini
Goal36
Goal45
Goal55
Substitution60

Substitutes

12
TichyMario Tichy (GK)
12
BardiFrancesco Bardi (GK)
13
BüchelAlessandro Büchel
13
DonatiGiulio Donati
Substitution74
14
WolfingerSandro Wolfinger
Substitution72
14
MoriDaniele Mori
15
BrändleDaniel Brändle
Substitution81
15
BertolacciAndrea Bertolacci
Substitution53
16
SprengerPius Sprenger
16
FabbriniDiego Fabbrini
17
OspeltPhilipp Ospelt
Substitution46
17
PaloschiAlberto Paloschi
Substitution60
18
HercodSteven Hercod
18
DestroMattia Destro

Coach

René Pauritsch (AUT) Ciro Ferrara (ITA)

Referee

Elmir Pilav (BIH)

Assistant referees

Momir Širko (BIH), Senad Ibrisimbegović (BIH)

Fourth official

Emir Alecković (BIH)

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