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Palladino dashes Moldovan hopes

Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.07CET
Italy 1-0 Moldova A late goal from Raffaele Palladino ended Moldova's hopes of qualifying for the play-offs as Group 5 runners-up.
by Lorenzo Amuso
from Milan
Published: Tuesday 11 October 2005, 19.07CET

Palladino dashes Moldovan hopes

Italy 1-0 Moldova A late goal from Raffaele Palladino ended Moldova's hopes of qualifying for the play-offs as Group 5 runners-up.

A late goal from Italy's Raffaele Palladino ended Moldova's hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Under-21 European Championship play-offs as Group 5 runners-up.

Players suspended
Despite being without Cesare Bovo, Riccardo Montolivo, Paolo Sammarco, Alberto Aquilani and Andre Lazzari through suspension, section winners Italy dominated the game but could not make the pressure count in the first half, despite a good effort from Graziano Pellè after 21 minutes and two more from Alessandro Rosina.

Late goal
Still in with an outside chance of a second-placed finish, Moldova defended resolutely, but were denied with ten minutes to go. The goalscorer in last week's 1-0 win against Slovenia, AS Livorno Calcio striker Palladino, was again the Azzurrini's match-winner, getting on the end of a fine pass from Pellè to give the Group 5 winners their eighth victory of the campaign.

Last updated: 28/03/13 3.03CET

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Lineups

Italy

Italy

Moldova

Moldova

1
BerniTommaso Berni (GK)
1
St. NamaşcoStanislav Namaşco (GK)
2
DellafioreHernán Dellafiore
Yellow Card47
2
BordianVitalie Bordian (C)
3
MarcheseGiovanni Marchese
3
GolovatencoVictor Golovatenco
Yellow Card41
4
ChielliniGiorgio Chiellini (C)
14
BolohanVadim Bolohan
5
CaniniMichele Canini
5
A. EpureanuAlexandru Epureanu
6
CodaAndrea Coda
6
Se. NamascoSerghei Namasco
7
RosinaAlessandro Rosina
Substitution55
7
ŢîgîrlaşIgor Ţîgîrlaş
Yellow Card65
Substitution85
8
DefendiMarino Defendi
10
PorfireanuAndrei Porfireanu
Substitution88
9
PellèGraziano Pellè
13
DoroşAnatolie Doroş
Substitution46
10
CigariniLuca Cigarini
Yellow Card28
Substitution82
15
CalincovDenis Calincov
11
PepeSimone Pepe
Substitution60
16
BugaevIgor Bugaev

Substitutes

12
CurciGianluca Curci (GK)
12
CebanuIlie Cebanu (GK)
13
MantovaniAndrea Mantovani
8
FrantuzMaxim Frantuz
Substitution85
14
DonadelMarco Donadel
Substitution82
9
PicuşciacIgor Picuşciac
Substitution46
15
GalloppaDaniele Galloppa
Substitution55
11
AlexeevSerghei Alexeev
Substitution88
16
MottaMarco Motta
17
SoltaniciIgor Soltanici
17
PalladinoRaffaele Palladino
Substitution60
Goal85
18
PazziniGiampaolo Pazzini

Coach

Claudio Gentile (ITA) Boris Tropanet (MDA)

Referee

Pavel Královec (CZE)

Assistant referees

Patrik Filipek (CZE), Ivan Pokorny (CZE)

Fourth official

Libor Kovařik (CZE)

Legend:

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution