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Italy wear Northern Ireland down

Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 19.36CET
Northern Ireland 0-2 Italy
Daniele Rugani and substitute Marcello Trotta struck in Group 9 as the visitors made second-half pressure pay in Lurgan.
by Darren Fullerton
from Mourneview Park
Italy wear Northern Ireland down
Italy goalscore Daniele Rugani ©Mikhail Shapaev

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Published: Wednesday 5 March 2014, 19.36CET

Italy wear Northern Ireland down

Northern Ireland 0-2 Italy
Daniele Rugani and substitute Marcello Trotta struck in Group 9 as the visitors made second-half pressure pay in Lurgan.

Italy broke down a resolute Northern Ireland to secure a UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 win with a dominant second-half performance at Mourneview Park.

There had not been much between the sides up until the break with the scoreline reading 0-0 at half-time. However, the Italians stepped up a gear in the second period and were well worth their victory in Lurgan.

Defender Daniele Rugani met Federico Viviani's free-kick to open the scoring with a flashing header on 59 minutes. Then substitute Marcello Trotta put the result beyond doubt a minute from time when he latched onto Jacopo Gezi's through ball to rifle into the roof of the net.

Northern Ireland's best opportunity fell to defender Jamie Sendles-White who headed Luke Conlan's set piece over the bar on 62 minutes.

Last updated: 04/06/15 8.37CET

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Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Italy

Italy

1
BrennanConor Brennan (GK)
Yellow Card30
1
BardiFrancesco Bardi (GK)
2
DonnellyLiam Donnelly
2
SabelliStefano Sabelli
Yellow Card57
3
ConlanLuke Conlan
3
MurruNicola Murru
Yellow Card70
4
ClucasSeanan Clucas
Yellow Card38
Substitution77
4
MolinaSalvatore Molina
Substitution56
5
McCulloughLuke McCullough (C)
5
RuganiDaniele Rugani
Goal59
6
Sendles-WhiteJamie Sendles-White
6
RomagnoliAlessio Romagnoli
Yellow Card45
7
С. WinchesterCarl Winchester
7
CataldiDanilo Cataldi
8
McGeehanCameron McGeehan
Substitution62
8
VivianiFederico Viviani (C)
Yellow Card45+1
10
BrobbellRyan Brobbell
9
ComiGianmario Comi
Substitution73
11
MillarKirk Millar
Substitution66
10
BattocchioChristian Battocchio
13
LaveryCaolan Lavery
11
BernardeschiFederico Bernardeschi
Substitution85

Substitutes

12
JohnsChristopher Johns (GK)
12
LealiNicola Leali (GK)
9
GrayJames Gray
Substitution66
13
CeccheriniFederico Ceccherini
14
MarshallRhys Marshall
14
CrisetigLorenzo Crisetig
15
GormanJonny Gorman
15
De ColFilippo De Col
Substitution85
16
ShieldsSean Shields
16
DeziJacopo Dezi
Substitution73
17
McNairPaddy McNair
Substitution77
17
FedatoFrancesco Fedato
18
NolanLiam Nolan
Substitution62
18
TrottaMarcello Trotta
Substitution56
Goal89

Coach

Jim Magilton (NIR) Luigi Di Biagio (ITA)

Referee

Georgi Kabakov (BUL)

Assistant referees

Ivan Valchev (BUL), Ivo Kolev (BUL)

Fourth official

Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)

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