Azzurre show drive in Dublin

Published: Wednesday 30 May 2007, 2.09CET
Republic of Ireland 1-2 Italy Italy got off the mark in Group 2 as they took three points from the Republic of Ireland with goals by Venusia Paliotti and Patrizia Panico.
by Aidan Fitzmaurice
from Dublin
 

Match statistics

Republic of IrelandItaly

Goals scored1
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Wednesday 30 May 2007, 2.09CET

Azzurre show drive in Dublin

Republic of Ireland 1-2 Italy Italy got off the mark in Group 2 as they took three points from the Republic of Ireland with goals by Venusia Paliotti and Patrizia Panico.

Italy got off the mark in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 2 as they took three points from the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

Italy ahead
While Ireland had begun their campaign with a defeat of Hungary, Italy had lost at home to Sweden so they were keen for victory on Wednesday night. They looked dangerous on the attack from the early stages and broke the deadlock when Venusia Paliotti's shot from the left side of the penalty area squirmed through the hands of Irish goalkeeper Emma Byrne and up into the net.

Ireland consolation
Before then, Stephanie Curtis and Niamh Fahey had gone close for Ireland but Italy captain Patrizia Panico doubled their advantage eleven minutes after half-time with an exquisite chip over Byrne from 18 metres out when the ball broke loose on the edge of the box. Laura Hislop made a telling impact as a substitute when, within two minutes of replacing Sharon Boyle, she set up Ireland's goal for Olivia O'Toole after 75 minutes. But Italy held on and now sit in a useful position as they wait until their next group fixture in Hungary on 27 October. Ireland go to Romania on 25 August.

Last updated: 31/05/07 17.39CET

Related information

Team profiles

Lineup

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Italy

Italy

3Sharon Boyle
Substitution73'
3Cristina Cassanelli
1Emma Byrne (GK)7Melania Gabbiadini
Substitution88'
4Susan Byrne2Sara Gama
6Marie Curtin
Yellow Card29'
1Chiara Marchitelli (GK)
9Stephanie Curtis11Venusia Paliotti
Goal40'
Substitution88'
2Niamh Fahey9Patrizia Panico (C)
Goal59'
7Ciara Grant (C)6Giulia Perelli
5Alisha Moran5Elisabetta Tona
8Elaine O'Connor4Alessia Tuttino
11Olivia Christin O'Toole
Goal76'
10Tatiana Zorri
10Katie Taylor
Yellow Card78'
Substitution83'
8Laura Barbierato

Substitutes

17Diane Caldwell12Carla Brunozzi (GK)
16Catriona Connolly13Roberta D'Adda
12Lahra Anne Hislop
Substitution73'
14Giulia Domenichetti
Substitution88'
18Sonya Hughes
Substitution83'
15Silvia Fuselli
Substitution88'
14Noelle Murray18Michela Greco
13Michelle O'Brien16Alia Guagni
15Aine O'Gorman17Daniela Tavalazzi

Coach

Noel King (IRL) Pietro Ghedin (ITA)

Referee

Tanja Schett (AUT)

Assistant referees

Cindy Zeferino De Oliveira (AUT), Agnes Sirrka Prammer (AUT)

Fourth official

Hilda McDermott (IRL)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Republic of Ireland

    Republic of Ireland

    Next match womensworldcup: v Russia, 21 August 2010
  • Italy

    Italy

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