Mourneview Park - Lurgan 05/03/2014 - 17:00CET (16:00 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 9

Northern Ireland - Italy
0-2
 

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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
 

Match statistics

Northern Ireland
Italy

0

Goals scored

2

4

Total attempts

16

1

on target

3

3

off target

6

0

blocked

7

0

against woodwork

0

1

Corners

10

1

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

17

Fouls committed

24

19

Fouls suffered

12

Lineups

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Italy

Italy

1Brennan (GK)
30
1Bardi (GK)
2Donnelly2Sabelli
57
3Conlan3Murru
70
4Clucas
38
77
4Molina
56
5McCullough (C)5Rugani
59
6Sendles-White6Romagnoli
45
7С. Winchester7Cataldi
8McGeehan
62
8Viviani (C)
45+1
10Brobbell9Comi
73
11Millar
66
10Battocchio
13Lavery11Bernardeschi
85

Substitutes

12Johns (GK)12Leali (GK)
9Gray
66
13Ceccherini
14Marshall14Crisetig
15Gorman15De Col
85
16Shields16Dezi
73
17McNair
77
17Fedato
18Nolan
62
18Trotta
56
89

Coaches

Jim Magilton (NIR) Luigi Di Biagio (ITA)

Referee

Georgi Kabakov (BUL)

Standings

  
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: 05/03/14 19.49CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2015/matches/round=2000412/match=2011559/postmatch/report/index.html#italy+prevail+lurgan

 
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