An 88th-minute goal from Patrizia Panico left Italy in command of their UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ play-off following the first leg in the Czech Republic.
Italy beat these opponents to qualify four years ago and after a tight game in which both teams had chances, Panico struck. The Czech Republic now have a tough task to turn the tie in Wednesday's return in Gubbio.
The visitors opted against starting with Melania Gabbiadini following her recent thigh injury and the first half was a cautious affair before Pavlína Ščasná broke through late in the period but shot over. Italy increased the pressure after the break and Panico hit the crossbar with a 56th-minute header. The home side also had their chances but as time ran out Panico found the target.
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|1||Marcela Zbořilová (GK)||1||Chiara Marchitelli (GK)|
|3||Petra Bertholdová||2||Sara Gama|
|7||Veronika Pincová||3||Roberta D'Adda|
|14||Petra Vyštejnová||5||Elisabetta Tona|
|4||Lucie Martínková||4||Alessia Tuttino|
|6||Adéla Pivoňková||7||Valentina Boni|
|15||Markéta Ringelová||8||Pamela Conti|
|17||Irena Martínková||10||Tatiana Zorri|
|9||Pavlína Ščasná (C)||11||Marta Carissimi|
|11||Kateřina Došková||9||Patrizia Panico (C)|
|16||Ivana Odlasová (GK)||12||Anna Maria Picarelli (GK)|
|2||Marcela Krůzová||13||Giorgia Motta|
|5||Michaela Marková||14||Melania Gabbiadini|
|10||Blanka Pěničková||16||Silvia Fuselli|
|12||Pavla Benýrová||17||Nenè Bissoli|
|13||Martina Danielová||18||Giulia Domenichetti|
|Dušan Žovinec (CZE)||Pietro Ghedin (ITA)|
|Teodora Albon (ROU)|
|Monica Rigo (ROU), Carmen Neagu (ROU)|
|Dagmar Zakova (CZE)|