Qualifying round (Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU) - 02/10/2008 - 15:00CET (15:00 local time) - Sandro Pertini - Montereale Valcellina
  • Tona 19' , 31' , 54'
3 - 0

Tona treble sinks Hungary

Published: Thursday 2 October 2008, 1.45CET
Italy 3-0 Hungary
Elisabetta Tona scored all three goals as Group 2 runners-up Italy warmed up for Monday's play-off draw with a comfortable home win.
by Paolo Menicucci
Tona treble sinks Hungary
Italy's Patrizia Panico in action against Hungary ©Foxsport.it
Published: Thursday 2 October 2008, 1.45CET

Tona treble sinks Hungary

Italy 3-0 Hungary
Elisabetta Tona scored all three goals as Group 2 runners-up Italy warmed up for Monday's play-off draw with a comfortable home win.
Elisabetta Tona scored all three goals as Italy beat Hungary in their final Group 2 game in Montereale Valcellina to leave the Azzurre in good spirits ahead of Monday's UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ play-off draw.

Poaching instincts
Second place had long been secured by Italy, behind group winners Sweden, while Hungary could not finish above fifth. Patrizia Panico headed against the post from an 18th-minute Italy corner but Tona was on hand to force the loose ball home from close range, and the defender struck again just after the half-hour mark, heading home Tatiana Zorri's free-kick from the right. She showed her poaching instincts again seven minutes after the break, finishing after Zorri's thunderous free-kick had rattled the crossbar.

'More clinical'
Giorgia Motta could add a fourth with one minute to play but her powerful right foot shot struck the post. However, coach Pietro Ghedin was not too disappointed, as he awaits their decisive two-legged tie on 25/26 and 29/30 October for a place in next summer's finals in Finland. "We played in their box for the whole game so I'm satisfied with the team's performance," he said. "We could have scored more goals but we were found wanting with our final touch today. We will need to be more clinical in the play-offs."

Last updated: 03/10/08 0.10CET

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Lineup

Italy

Italy

Hungary

Hungary

7Valentina Boni
Substitution58'
11Fanni Vágó
3Roberta D'Adda
Substitution72'
10Tímea Gál
2Sara Gama9Cecilia Gaspár (C)
1Chiara Marchitelli (GK)17Réka Jakab
8Venusia Paliotti
Substitution66'
14Boglárka Megyeri
Substitution46'
9Patrizia Panico (C)7Gabriella Tóth
5Elisabetta Tona
Goal19'
Goal31'
Goal54'
4Szilvia Szeitl
4Alessia Tuttino18Szabina Tálosi
Yellow Card74'
10Tatiana Zorri1Réka Szőcs (GK)
11Marta Carissimi8Veronika Tájmel
Substitution46'
6Viviana Schiavi15Zsófia Rácz

Substitutes

18Pamela Conti3Nikolett Szórádi
14Giulia Domenichetti2Lilla Krenács
Substitution46'
16Silvia Fuselli
Substitution58'
5Andrea Rudán
Substitution70'
13Giorgia Motta
Substitution72'
13Katalin Fogl
Substitution46'
Substitution70'
15Laura Neboli16Evelin Ferencsik
12Anna Maria Picarelli (GK)12Hajnalka Sipoš (GK)
17Carolina Pini
Substitution66'
Yellow Card87'
6Katalin Godvár

Coach

Pietro Ghedin (ITA) Attila Vágó (HUN)

Referee

Kateryna Monzul (UKR)

Assistant referees

Natalia Rachynska (UKR), Oksana Yermakova (UKR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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