Hinckley Stadium - Hinckley 29/11/2013 - 13:30CET (12:30 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group A

Italy - Portugal
2-0
 

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Italy through to semi-finals with Portugal win

Published: Friday 29 November 2013, 15.39CET
Italy 2-0 Portugal
Manuela Giugliano struck early and Gloria Marinelli added a late second as Italy qualified for the last four thanks to their second Group A victory.
by Simon Hart
from Hinckley Stadium

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Match statistics

ItalyPortugal

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts9
 
6
on target2
 
3
off target4
 
1
blocked3
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
3
Offsides2
 
2
Yellow cards0
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
8
Fouls suffered5
 
9

Standings

Last updated: 30/11/2013 01:05 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Friday 29 November 2013, 15.39CET

Italy through to semi-finals with Portugal win

Italy 2-0 Portugal
Manuela Giugliano struck early and Gloria Marinelli added a late second as Italy qualified for the last four thanks to their second Group A victory.

Italy progressed to the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship semi-finals courtesy of a 2-0 success against Portugal shaped by goals at either end of the game from Manuela Giugliano and Gloria Marinelli.

Giugliano scored when these teams met in the elite round of qualifying in Portugal six weeks earlier, Susana Cova's home side winning 2-1 with an added-time strike. Giugliano put Italy on their way to earning revenge after seven minutes as she got on the end of Flaminia Simonetti's ball over the Portugal back line, holding off Mariana Fong and lifting a shot past Catarina Barradas.

Half-time substitute Marinelli sewed up the Group A victory when latching onto Valentina Bergamaschi's through pass and lobbing Barradas with four minutes remaining.

Italy had beaten hosts England in their opening fixture on Tuesday and they started this game brightly, adjusting better to the windy conditions in Hinckley. They might have added to their early lead, with Simonetti and Giuliano both driving over from the edge of the box, the latter after Diana Gomes's trip on Bergamaschi had presented Italy with a free-kick in a menacing position.

Portugal have yet to score in this final tournament and their goal threat was minimal in the first half. Leandra Pereira saw plenty of the ball out on the left flank but hit a low shot straight at Francesca Durante. Inês Silva, meanwhile, was not too far wide with a set piece from distance.

They pressed more in the second half but their only clear chance came and went after 72 minutes when Francisca Cardoso found space in the Italy area yet failed to get her effort past Durante.

At the other end, another Italy substitute, Annamaria Serturini, caught the eye with her runs down the left and would have had a goal for her endeavours but for Barradas saving twice at her feet. For Italy, though, it was job done already.

Last updated: 02/12/13 12.56CET

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Lineups

Italy

Italy

Portugal

Portugal

1Francesca Durante (GK)1Catarina Barradas (GK)
2Marta Vergani2Sara Monteiro
3Lisa Boattin (C)3Mariana Fong
4Federica Cavicchia4Inês Silva
7Valentina Bergamaschi6Nadine Cordeiro (C)
Substitution57
8Flaminia Simonetti
Substitution78
9Francisca Cardoso
10Manuela Giugliano
Goal7
11Leandra Pereira
11Valery Vigilucci
Substitution41
13Margarida Machado
13Nicole Peressotti14Margarida Sousa
Substitution74
16Federica Rizza16Diana Gomes
Yellow Card20
18Martina Piemonte
Substitution55
18Bárbara Azevedo
Substitution60

Substitutes

22Alessia Piazza (GK)12Ana Oliveira (GK)
5Laura Perin5Sofia Silva
6Sara Mella7Rita Cheganças
Substitution57
9Gloria Marinelli
Substitution41
Goal76
8Susana Silva
Substitution60
14Beatrice Abati
Substitution78
10Carolina Ferreira
15Annamaria Serturini
Substitution55
15Josephine Monteiro
17Marta Mascarello17Cláudia Tecedeiro
Substitution74

Coach

Enrico Sbardella (ITA) Susana Cova (POR)

Referee

Ana Minić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Anna Gorska (POL), Katalin Török (HUN)

Fourth official

Zuzana Štrpková (SVK)

Legend:

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

See also

  • Italy

    Next match played Women's Under-17: v Austria, 02 December 2013, 0-1
  • Portugal

    Next match played Women's Under-17: v England, 02 December 2013, 1-6
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