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Quarter-finals

Italy - Croatia
2-1
 

Italy - Croatia 2-1 - 04/02/2014 - Match page - Futsal EURO 2014

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Italy see off Croatia challenge

Published: Tuesday 4 February 2014, 19.00CET

Italy will face Portugal in the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 semi-finals on Thursday after seeing off the challenge of Croatia.

Having conceded almost immediately to Sergio Romano, Croatia levelled with Franko Jelovčić's stunning solo goal, but Fortino soon restored a lead Italy were never to lose.

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Croatia

Croatia

1Mammarella (GK)1Jukić (GK) (C)
3Gabriel Lima (C)3Grcić
4Romano
0:46
7Jelovčić
6:54
10Merlim8Marinović
11Saad10Novak
12Miarelli (GK)12Stojkić (GK)
2Ercolessi2Capar
5Leggiero4Grbeša
6Honorio5Pavić
7De Luca6Babić
8Vampeta9Protega
9Fortino
9:10
11Suton
13Giasson13Matošević
15Murilo14Duvančić

Coaches

Roberto Menichelli (ITA)
Mato Stanković (CRO)

First referee

Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (ESP)

Press kits

Standings

Match statistics

Italy
Croatia

2

Goals scored

1

38

Total attempts

26

15

Attempts on target

8

9

off target

8

14

blocked

10

1

against woodwork

2

12

Corners

9

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

2

Fouls committed

1

1

Fouls suffered

2

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Tihomir Novak hit the post with three second left, but this time there was no Croatia miracle as Italy progress to play Portugal in the semi-finals on Thursday.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    An entertaining first half but Italy had the better of the play, even if the goal that put them back ahead had a touch of fortune.
  • Goal
    9:10
    Fortino (Italy) scores!
    Fortino turns Vampeta's kick-in through the legs of Ivo Jukić.
  • Goal
    6:54
    Jelovčić (Croatia) scores!
    Stunning from Franko Jelovčić as he jinks down the left, rounds Stefano Mammarella then rolls his shot in from a tight angle off the far post.

See also