Italy impressed in Bagnarola today as they defeated Serbia and Montenegro 6-0 in a FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying tie.
The Azzurre were set on their way to victory by Valentina Boni's double strike, on 20 and 28 minutes, and Patrizia Panico had made it 3-0 by the 40th minute. The home team's dominance was then confirmed by late goals from Teresina Marsico (76), Tatiana Zorri (84) and Panico (86) again.
The performance was another victory for coach Pietro Ghedin, who declared himself "hugely satisfied", adding: "The team worked hard, showed character and confirmed that we are progressing and getting better all the time."
Italy are second in Group 1 after three games, three points behind a Norway side to whom they lost 1-0 away last Saturday. Both the front-runners have now finished their matches for the year, with Ghedin's side next in action against Greece on 29 March next year.
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