Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Chris Burke, Reporter, Olympic Stadium: Italy are ecstatic as they complete a 2-0 win against the run of play, Russia having done everything but score in the first half. Italy finish second in the section and will face Germany in the quarter-finals on Sunday, while Russia must now return home.
  • Goal
    90+3'
    Zorri (Italy) scores!
    With everyone expecting Tatiana Zorri to float her free-kick on the right across goal, she drives a shot inside the near post.
  • 90+3'
    Zorri (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2'
    Tsybutovich (Russia) is shown a yellow card.
  • 90+2'
    Tsybutovich (Russia) commits a foul after challenging Gabbiadini (Italy).
  • 90+2'
    Danilova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 89'
    Pertseva (Russia) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Carissimi (Italy).
  • 87'
    Zorri (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 86'
    Gabbiadini (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    Further evidence of the fine understanding between Patrizia Panico and Melania Gabbiadini as the former plays in her fellow forward, only for Elvira Todua to have the last say with a low dive.
  • 85'
    Danilova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 84'
    Zorri (Italy) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Kurochkina (Russia).
  • 83'
    Barbashina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Natalia Barbashina approaches goal, turns inside Sara Gama and curls a shot against the far post, with Anna Maria Picarelli rooted to the ground.
  • 80'
    Kozhnikova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 80'
    Sochneva (Russia) delivers the corner.
  • Goal
    77'
    Gabbiadini (Italy) scores!
    Elisabetta Tona's header from a floated free-kick is kept out in brilliant fashion by Elvira Todua at full stretch, but the goalkeeper is helpless to prevent Melania Gabbiadini following up and lofting the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle.
  • 77'
    Tona (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 77'
    Zorri (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    77'
    Pertseva (Russia) is booked.
  • 76'
    Pertseva (Russia) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Gabbiadini (Italy).
  • 76'
    Morozova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Italy fail to clear a corner and the ball falls to Elena Morozova wide on the right. Her fierce low drive flashes wide of the far post.
  • 75'
    Sochneva (Russia) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    74'
    Zorri (in) - Tuttino (out) (Italy)
  • 73'
    Danilova (Russia) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Tuttino (Italy).
  • 72'
    Danilova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Elena Danilova tries her luck from outside the area, her shot making its way inside the near post until Anna Maria Picarelli dives low to intervene.
  • 70'
    Petrova (Russia) fouls.
  • 69'
    Petrova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    68'
    Barbashina (in) - Savchenkova (out) (Russia)
    Natalia Barbashina comes on in what looks to be a like-for-like swap with Valentina Savchenkova.
  • 67'
    Tuttino (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 66'
    Kozhnikova (Russia) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Panico (Italy).
  • Substitution
    64'
    Guagni (in) - Pini (out) (Italy)
    Italy respond to Russia's attacking changes by introducing defender Alia Guagni for forward Carolina Pini. The newcomer immediately wins a corner.
  • 64'
    Pini (Italy) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Savchenkova (Russia).
  • 63'
    Gabbiadini (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    With Russia now playing just three at the back, an expertly measured long ball from the back releases Melania Gabbiadini, whose under-hit shot causes Elvira Todua little concern.
  • 63'
    Fomina (Russia) takes the free-kick.
  • 63'
    Domenichetti (Italy) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Savchenkova (Russia).
  • 61'
    Morozova (Russia) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Substitution
    60'
    Danilova (in) - Poryadina (out) (Russia)
    An attacking move by coach Igor Shalimov, who sends on striker Elena Danilova for right-back Olga Poryadina.
  • 60'
    Savchenkova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 56'
    Domenichetti (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 55'
    Gabbiadini (Italy) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Savchenkova (Russia).
  • 54'
    Tuttino (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 53'
    Tona (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    A scramble in the box after Elvira Todua fails to claim a free-kick, and the ball squeezes out to Elisabetta Tona, whose shot pinballs between the legs of Ekaterina Sochneva on the goalline and stays out.
  • 52'
    Panico (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 52'
    Tuttino (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 52'
    Morozova (Russia) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Gama (Italy).
  • 50'
    Savchenkova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 50'
    Savchenkova (Russia) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    49'
    Carissimi (Italy) is booked.
  • 49'
    Carissimi (Italy) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Sochneva (Russia).
  • Substitution
    46'
    Sochneva (in) - Skotnikova (out) (Russia)
    Igor Shalimov takes off his captain Tatiana Skotnikova at half-time, with Ekaterina Sochneva taking up position on the left wing and Valentina Savchenkova moving inside.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • 45+1'
    Petrova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Olga Petrova nearly breaks the deadlock yet again, racing on to an Elena Morozova centre and enjoying some luck when her attempt to shoot first-time sends her clear on goal. Her second touch launches the ball too high, though.
  • 44'
    Panico (Italy) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 43'
    Petrova (Russia) gives away a free-kick following a challenge on Pini (Italy).
  • 41'
    Petrova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Valentina Savchenkova cracks the ball against the post after seering down the left channel and the ball bounces across the face of goal, where Olga Petrova speeds past an Italian defender and flays a shot on to the crossbar. Surely just a matter of time before Russia score.
  • 41'
    Savchenkova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 41'
    Panico (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 38'
    Fomina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Hesitant Italian defending allows Elena Fomina to direct a header towards goal following a well-worked break down the left, though Anna Maria Picarelli saves comfortably.
  • 35'
    Pini (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 35'
    Pini (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 32'
    Kurochkina (Russia) commits a foul after challenging Carissimi (Italy).
  • 30'
    Pini (Italy) is flagged for offside.
  • 30'
    Pini (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 30'
    Gama (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    Sara Gama shows another side to her game going forward, launching a long-range effort on goal that Elvira Todua has to tip over.
  • 29'
    Pini (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 28'
    Savchenkova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 27'
    Tsybutovich (Russia) commits a foul after challenging Panico (Italy).
  • 26'
    Morozova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Elena Morozova is comfortable winning her battle with Italy left-back Sara Gama but sends her cross over the bar.
  • 24'
    Morozova (Russia) fouls.
  • 20'
    Tuttino (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 20'
    Tsybutovich (Russia) commits a foul after challenging Panico (Italy).
  • 18'
    Morozova (Russia) takes the corner.
  • 17'
    Panico (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    A rare Italian break ends with Patrizia Panico failing to beat Elvira Todua one-on-one after being played clear.
  • 15'
    Petrova (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 14'
    Kurochkina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Yet another Russian attack results in Elena Morozova playing in an excellent low centre for Olesya Kurochkina, who looks certain to score only to fire her shot straight at Anna Maria Picarelli's legs from point-blank range. The Russian forward's off-balance follow-up sails over.
  • 14'
    Kurochkina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 14'
    Fomina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • 10'
    Fomina (Russia) commits a foul after challenging Gama (Italy).
  • 9'
    Tuttino (Italy) commits a foul after challenging Fomina (Russia).
  • 6'
    Savchenkova (Russia) takes the corner.
  • 5'
    Petrova (Russia) commits a foul after challenging Gabbiadini (Italy).
  • 4'
    Kurochkina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
    Olesya Kurochkina has two attempts on goal in quick succession from close range, the first coming back to her after goalkeeper Anna Maria Picarelli held out an arm to save and the second safely caught by the Italy No1.
  • 4'
    Kurochkina (Russia) has an effort on goal.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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