Stadio San Paolo - Naples 15/10/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Italy - Armenia
2-2
 

Italy - Armenia 2-2 - 15/10/2013 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Italy peg back Armenia to finish unbeaten

Published: Tuesday 15 October 2013, 23.00CET
Italy peg back Armenia to finish unbeaten
Alessandro Florenzi celebrates his first goal in the blue of Italy ©AFP/Getty Images

Group B winners Italy ensured they finished 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying unbeaten but were twice forced to come from behind to draw with Armenia in Naples.

Armenia needed a victory to keep alive their slim chance of making the play-offs – though Denmark's defeat of Malta was to make that academic – and did everything they could to prevail against Cesare Prandelli's men, going ahead twice through Yura Movsisyan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. However, the hosts were able to respond on both occasions through Alessandro Florenzi and Mario Balotelli, ending Armenian hopes and maintaining their undefeated record.

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Standings

Last updated: 16/10/2013 11:44 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Italy
Armenia

2

Goals scored

2

21

Total attempts

15

10

Attempts on target

4

10

off target

6

8

blocked

2

1

against woodwork

0

9

Corners

5

3

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

14

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90
    Pizzelli (in) - Artur Edigaryan (out) (Armenia)
  • Substitution
    78
    Sarkisov (in) - Özbiliz (out) (Armenia)
  • Goal
    76
    Balotelli (Italy) scores!
  • Substitution
    73
    Rossi (in) - Aquilani (out) (Italy)

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