Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - Milan 16/10/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Qualifying round - Group B

Italy - Denmark
3-1
 

Italy - Denmark 3-1 - 16/10/2012 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Ten-man Italy leave Denmark in the mire

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2012, 23.00CET
Ten-man Italy leave Denmark in the mire
Riccardo Montolivo celebrates after putting Italy in front against Denmark ©AFP/Getty Images

Italy hold a four-point advantage at the top of Group B after defeating Denmark 3-1 at San Siro, despite having to play almost the entire second half with ten men.

Riccardo Montolivo and Daniele De Rossi looked to have put the Azzurri in control with two goals in a five-minute spell just after the half-hour but Denmark responded in first-half stoppage time through William Kvist. Danish hopes rose again when Pablo Osvaldo was sent off seconds after the restart but Mario Balotelli struck a third Italy goal in the 54th minute and Cesare Prandelli's men now have ten points from four FIFA World Cup qualifying games.

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Denmark

Denmark

12De Sanctis (GK)
90
1Andersen (GK)
3Chiellini2Stokholm
76
6Balzaretti3Kjær
7Abate4Agger (C)
8Marchisio
74
6Jacobsen
9Balotelli
54
89
7Kvist
45+1
52
60
15Barzagli8Eriksen
16De Rossi
37
39
9Krohn-Dehli
83
17Osvaldo
46
10Rommedahl
18Montolivo
33
85
11Bendtner
79
21Pirlo (C)12Silberbauer
72

Substitutes

22Sirigu (GK)16J. Hansen (GK)
12Viviano (GK)22Rasmussen (GK)
2Maggio5S. Poulsen
4Criscito13Okore
10Candreva
74
14Lorentzen
72
11Gilardino15Kristensen
13Giaccherini
85
17Sloth
14El Shaarawy18E. Larsen
19Bonucci19J. Poulsen
83
20Destro
89
20Kahlenberg
60
23Giovinco21Wass

Coaches

Cesare Prandelli (ITA) Morten Olsen (DEN)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 15:33 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Match statistics

Italy
Denmark

3

Goals scored

1

10

Total attempts

12

5

Attempts on target

4

1

off target

7

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

7

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

3

1

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

21

21

Fouls suffered

7

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    De Sanctis (Italy) is booked.
  • Substitution
    89
    Destro (in) - Balotelli (out) (Italy)
  • Substitution
    85
    Giaccherini (in) - Montolivo (out) (Italy)
  • Substitution
    83
    J. Poulsen (in) - Krohn-Dehli (out) (Denmark)

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