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Italy boosted their hopes of reaching the play-offs and even have a mathematical chance of topping UEFA EURO WOMEN'S 2009™ qualifying Group 2 with another resounding victory against Romania that moved them level on points with leaders Sweden though adrift on head-to-head record.
Italy, who won the reverse fixture 5-0, opened the scoring in Buftea in the 13th minute when Melania Gabbiadini received the ball and ran into the right channel before releasing a shot that cannoned in off the right post. In the 26th minute, Patrizia Panico made it 2-0 in similar circumstances with her effort coming after some build-up through the centre. Romania did not lose heart though and Florentina Spanu scored with a wonderful header to give them belief that a draw could be there for the taking.
But Italy proved too strong and, in the 40th minute, Tatiana Zorri scored from the penalty spot to make it 3-1. After the break Pamela Conti , who came on as a substitute at half-time, Gabbiadini and substitute Silvia Fuselli confirmed their dominance to leave them with 15 points from seven games. Italy have a home game with Hungary remaining while Sweden have three matches still to play.
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|1||Mirela Ganea (GK)||1||Chiara Marchitelli (GK)|
|3||Elena Iuliana Pavel|
|4||Corina Olar||4||Alessia Tuttino|
|5||Teodora Dragoescu||5||Viviana Schiavi|
|6||Sorina Amza||6||Giulia Perelli|
|7||Raluca Sarghe||7||Valentina Boni|
|9||Laura Roxana Rus|
|10||Andreea Laiu||9||Patrizia Panico (C)|
|11||Florentina Spanu (C)|
|12||Roxana Oprea (GK)||12||Anna Maria Picarelli (GK)|
|15||Georgiana Alina Birtoiu|
|16||Ana Maria Stanciu||15||Alia Guagni|
|17||Andreea Mihaela Cojocaru||16||Piera Cassandra Maglio|
|18||Mihaela Loredana Prundaru|
|Maria Delicoiu (ROU)||Pietro Ghedin (ITA)|
|Efthalia Mitsi (GRE)|
|Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE), Chrisoula Margariti (GRE)|
|Mihaela Elena Gomoescu (ROU)|