Sweden enjoy winning start

Published: Saturday 5 May 2007, 18.23CET
Italy 0-2 Sweden Sweden began their qualifying campaign with a 2-0 success against Italy in Trento to make the early pace in Group 2.
 
Published: Saturday 5 May 2007, 18.23CET

Sweden enjoy winning start

Italy 0-2 Sweden Sweden began their qualifying campaign with a 2-0 success against Italy in Trento to make the early pace in Group 2.

Sweden began their 2009 UEFA European Women's Championship qualifying campaign with a 2-0 success against Italy in Trento to make the early pace in Group 2.

Swedes too strong
Despite the recent retirements of Malin Moström and Anna Sjöström, as well as injuries to Therese Lundin, Sara Larsson and Madelaine Edlund, Sweden's physical approach and extra experience proved too much for the Italians. The visitors were made to wait until the 41st minute before getting the breakthrough, however, with Caroline Seger opening the scoring. The 2005 semi-finalists then sealed victory in added time as Nilla Fischer found the net with 93 minutes on the clock.

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The victory for FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers Sweden moved them alongside the Republic of Ireland, who won their opening game in the section against Hungary last month. The Swedes will be hoping to build on their successful start when they visit Romania on 16 June and host Hungary four days later, before travelling to China for the World Cup in September. Pietro Ghedin's Italy, meanwhile, visit Dublin to face the Irish on 30 May and will be aiming to get their bid to qualify for a tenth successive European finals, in Finland in two years time, back on track.

Last updated: 06/05/07 10.23CET

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Lineup

Italy

Italy

Sweden

Sweden

7Giulia Domenichetti18Nilla Fischer
Goal90+3'
11Silvia Fuselli1Caroline Jönsson (GK)
2Sara Gama4Hanna Marklund
8Michela Greco
Substitution33'
14Josefine Öqvist
Substitution71'
1Chiara Marchitelli (GK)8Frida Östberg
9Patrizia Panico (C)16Anna Paulson
6Giulia Perelli13Lotta Schelin
Substitution75'
3Daniela Tavalazzi5Caroline Seger
Goal41'
5Elisabetta Tona3Stina Segerström
4Alessia Tuttino15Therese Sjögran
Substitution90+1'
10Tatiana Zorri11Victoria Sandell Svensson (C)

Substitutes

12Carla Brunozzi (GK)9Sara Johansson
Substitution71'
15Cristina Cassanelli12Sofia Lundgren (GK)
13Roberta D'Adda17Frida Nordin
Substitution75'
17Melania Gabbiadini
Substitution76'
7Charlotte Rohlin
16Alia Guagni6Sara Thunebro
18Venusia Paliotti
Substitution33'
Substitution76'
2Karolina Westberg
14Laura Barbierato10Maria Aronsson
Substitution90+1'

Coach

Pietro Ghedin (ITA) Thomas Dennerby (SWE)

Referee

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Assistant referees

Natalie Walker (ENG), Alison Chapman (ENG)

Fourth official

Romina Santuari (ITA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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    Sweden

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