Italy produced a vibrant attacking display after weathering an early storm to record a crucial 2-1 victory against Denmark in Group A.
The importance of victory for both teams – level on points after drawing their opening games – could not be stressed enough. It was Antonio Cabrini's charges who held their nerve, however, impelled by his mission statement: "Winning is everything." Quickfire second-half goals from Melania Gabbiadini and substitute Ilaria Mauro put the Azzurre in a strong position, before Mia Brogaard ensured a nerve-jangling finale.
|12||Marchitelli (GK)||1||Petersen (GK)|
|3||Søndergaard Pedersen (C)|
|1||Penzo (GK)||16||Sørensen (GK)|
|22||Schroffenegger (GK)||22||Abel (GK)|
|Antonio Cabrini (ITA)||Kenneth Heiner-Møller (DEN)|
|Esther Staubli (SUI)|