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Palladino sees off Slovenia

Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.30CET
Italy 1-0 Slovenia A first-half goal by Raffaele Palladino gave the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 5 winners a deserved win.
by Paolo Menicucci
Published: Friday 7 October 2005, 17.30CET

Palladino sees off Slovenia

Italy 1-0 Slovenia A first-half goal by Raffaele Palladino gave the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 5 winners a deserved win.

A first-half goal by AS Livorno Calcio striker Raffaele Palladino gave Italy a deserved 1-0 win against Slovenia in Vicenza.

Slovenian situation
The Azzurrini were already sure of first place in Group 5, but Slovenia will now have to beat Scotland in their final game on Tuesday and hope that Belarus fail to beat Norway if they are to finish second and qualify for the UEFA Under-21 European Championship play-offs.

Decisive strike
Juventus FC left-back Giorgio Chiellini had already gone close for Italy from Riccardo Montolivo's pass before Palladino volleyed his goal from close range after 17 minutes, connecting with Alessandro Rosina's powerful cross from the right.

Goal disallowed
Five minutes after Italy's goal, Dalibor Stevanovič seemed to have restored parity after beating Italy goalkeeper Gianluca Curci with a curling free-kick from wide on the left but the referee ruled out the effort because it was supposed to be indirect.

Fine save
Montolivo and Gianpaolo Pazzini had good opportunities to double Italy's lead before the break. Vasja Simcič made a fine save from Montolivo's shot from inside the penalty area, while Pazzini was unfortunate to hit his team-mate Palladino with a close-range volley.

Unfortunate block
The game was more balanced in the second half, with both sides creating opportunities to score. Palladino failed to control a pass by Pazzini to waste an easy chance just in front of Simcič's goal, while Stevanovič headed a cross from the left just wide. Second-half substitute Marco Motta also had a goal ruled for offside.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.04CET

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Lineups

Italy

Italy

Slovenia

Slovenia

1
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
1
SimčičVasja Simčič (GK)
2
PotenzaAlessandro Potenza
2
BrečkoMišo Brečko
3
BovoCesare Bovo (C)
Yellow Card65
Substitution66
3
HadžičDamir Hadžič
4
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini
4
MatičDarijan Matič
5
CaniniMichele Canini
5
MörecMitja Mörec (C)
6
SammarcoPaolo Sammarco
Yellow Card62
6
ŠulerMarko Šuler
7
RosinaAlessandro Rosina
Substitution46
7
ŽinkoLuka Žinko
Substitution64
8
GalloppaDaniele Galloppa
Substitution46
8
JokićBojan Jokić
Substitution46
9
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini
9
BurgičMiran Burgič
10
MontolivoRiccardo Montolivo
Yellow Card72
10
StevanovićDalibor Stevanović
11
PalladinoRaffaele Palladino
Goal18
11
BirsaValter Birsa
Substitution89

Substitutes

12
BerniTommaso Berni (GK)
12
CelofigaSebastjan Celofiga (GK)
13
CodaAndrea Coda
Substitution66
13
BečiriErdžan Bečiri
14
DellafioreHernán Dellafiore
14
UrbancDejan Urbanc
15
DefendiMarino Defendi
Substitution46
15
ŠkrbinaLuka Škrbina
16
MottaMarco Motta
Substitution46
16
PečnikNejc Pečnik
Substitution89
17
PellèGraziano Pellè
17
LjubijankičZlatan Ljubijankič
Substitution64
18
PepeSimone Pepe
18
BožičičSaša Božičič
Substitution46

Coach

Claudio Gentile (ITA) Branko Zupan (SVN)

Referee

Richard Havrilla (SVK)

Assistant referees

Jan Šuniar (SVK), Vlastislav Laskovsky (SVK)

Fourth official

Pavol Sipos (SVK)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution