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Final tournament - Group stage - Group D

Italy - Azerbaijan
3-0
 

Italy - Azerbaijan 3-0 - 03/02/2016 - Match page - Futsal EURO 2016

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Merlim magic conjures Italy win

Published: Wednesday 3 February 2016, 22.00CET

  • Alex Merlim scores either side of half-time to give holders Italy winning start
  • Daniel Giasson also beats impressive Azerbaijan keeper Rovshan Huseynli
  • Red card for Azerbaijan's Amadeu late in first half proves crucial
  • Watch highlights from midnight CET
  • Next in Group D: Azerbaijan v Czech Republic (Friday), Czech Republic v Italy (Sunday)

UEFA Futsal EURO holders Italy got their title defence off to a winning start in Group D thanks in part to a double from Alex Merlim.

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

1Mammarella (GK)12Huseynli (GK)
2Ercolessi6Eduardo
3Gabriel Lima (C)9Augusto
9Fortino10Amadeu
9:31
18:25
10Alex Merlim
19:39
20:09
15Rafael
28:19
12Miarelli (GK)19Zamanov (GK)
4Romano
9:31
2Hamazayev
5Leggiero3Zeynalov
6Honorio4Chovdarov
7De Luca5Fineo
22:05
8Patias8Farzaliyev (C)
11Canal14Borisov
13Giasson
28:28
16Baghirov
15Murilo18Chuykov

Coaches

Roberto Menichelli (ITA)
Faustino Perez (ESP)

First referee

Marc Birkett (ENG)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 14/07/2016 15:54 CET

Match statistics

Italy
Azerbaijan

3

Goals scored

0

54

Total attempts

33

19

Attempts on target

11

19

off target

11

16

blocked

11

1

against woodwork

0

13

Corners

12

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

3

Fouls committed

7

7

Fouls suffered

3

photos

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    28:28
    Giasson (Italy) scores!
    A simple near-post corner routie allows Daniel Giasson to make it three.
  • Yellow Card
    28:19
    Rafael (Azerbaijan) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    22:05
    Fineo (Azerbaijan) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    20:09
    Alex Merlim (Italy) scores!
    Nine seconds into the half and it's 2-0 as Alex Merlim robs the ball and shoots in.

See also