Alberto Braglia - Modena 11/09/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Italy - Malta
2-0
 

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Italy off the mark with minimum fuss

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.00CET
Italy off the mark with minimum fuss
Mattia Destro takes the acclaim after his opening goal ©Getty Images

Italy bounced back from the disppointment of drawing 2-2 against Bulgaria in their Group B opener to record a 2-0 win against Malta in Modena.

The Azzurri took the lead after five minutes from their first real attack when Mattia Destro beat the Malta offside trap to latch on to Claudio Marchisio's pass and beat the onrushing Andrew Hogg with a precise shot. Italy fans at the Stadio Alberto Braglia may have thought it would be the first of many goals, but they had to wait until added time to see the second when Federico Peluso headed in from a corner.

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Malta

Malta

1Buffon (GK) (C)1Hogg (GK)
90+1
3Peluso
90+2
3A. Muscat
51
86
5Cassani4Sciberras
8Marchisio5Agius
9Osvaldo
69
6Dimech
15Barzagli7Bogdanovic
69
19Bonucci8Briffa
20Destro
5
82
9M. Mifsud (C)
21Pirlo13Schembri
71
22Diamanti
46
14Herrera
23Nocerino15Borg

Substitutes

31De Sanctis (GK)18Haber (GK)
30Sirigu (GK)23Gauci (GK)
6Ogbonna2Caruana
11Pazzini
69
10Cohen
69
75
12Maggio11Barbara
13Giovinco
82
17R. Camilleri
86
16Poli19P. Fenech
17Insigne
46
20Bajada
18Acerbi21Azzopardi
25Verratti22R. Fenech
26Giaccherini24Agius
29Borini

Coaches

Cesare Prandelli (ITA) Pietro Ghedin (ITA)

Referee

Antti Munukka (FIN)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 15:06 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Italy
Malta

2

Goals scored

0

21

Total attempts

3

4

Attempts on target

1

12

off target

2

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

15

Corners

2

2

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

2

Fouls committed

12

11

Fouls suffered

1

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90+2
    Peluso (Italy) scores!
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Hogg (Malta) is booked.
  • Substitution
    86
    R. Camilleri (in) - A. Muscat (out) (Malta)
  • Substitution
    82
    Giovinco (in) - Destro (out) (Italy)

See also

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