Qualifying round (Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU) - 16/02/2008 - 15:00CET (15:00 local time) - Communale - Villacidro
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Late show sends Italy top

Published: Saturday 16 February 2008, 14.18CET
Italy 4-1 Republic of Ireland The Azzurre scored four times in the last seven minutes in Villacidro to seize the initiative in qualifying Group 2.
by Paolo Menicucci

Match statistics

ItalyRepublic of Ireland

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards0
5
Red Cards0
1

Standings

Group 2 : SWE / ITA / HUN / IRL / ROU

PPts
Italy Italy512
Sweden Sweden39
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland59
Romania Romania51
Hungary Hungary41
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:41 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
Published: Saturday 16 February 2008, 14.18CET

Late show sends Italy top

Italy 4-1 Republic of Ireland The Azzurre scored four times in the last seven minutes in Villacidro to seize the initiative in qualifying Group 2.

Italy scored four times in the last seven minutes to defeat the Republic of Ireland 4-1 in Villacidro and seize the initiative in UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 2.

Taylor strike
The hosts had to come from behind after Ireland opened the scoring on 13 minutes when Katie Taylor shot from outside the penalty area. The goal forced Italy into action but the visitors' defence held firm until the closing stages.

Late flurry
Twelve minutes into the second half Taylor was sent off and Italy's pressure finally told when Silvia Fuselli levelled on 83 minutes. Two minutes later Melania Gabbiadini added the second for the Azzurre, making no mistake from close range after Patrizia Panico's effort had hit the bar. Just a minute later Panico grabbed the third, converting a right-wing cross from Gabbiadini, while Pamela Conti rounded off the scoring with a free-kick in added time.

'Fully deserved'
"We suffered but the victory was fully deserved," said Italy coach Pietro Ghedin. "This team is improving in all departments and we did a great job. The victory gives us hope of qualifying and allows us to continue to work with optimism." Italy are now three points clear of both their opponents and Sweden, who have two games in hand. The group winners qualify for next year's finals in Finland.

Last updated: 27/03/13 6.52CET

http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/season=2009/matches/round=2381/match=85415/postmatch/report/index.html#late+show+sends+italy

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

1
MarchitelliChiara Marchitelli (GK)
1
ByrneEmma Byrne (GK)
2
GamaSara Gama
2
MaloneEdel Malone
Yellow Card84
3
D'AddaRoberta D'Adda
3
BoyleSharon Boyle
4
TuttinoAlessia Tuttino
4
MoranAlisha Moran
5
TonaElisabetta Tona
5
TracyYvonne Tracy
6
PerelliGiulia Perelli
6
FaheyNiamh Fahey
7
BarbieratoLaura Barbierato
Substitution58
7
GrantCiara Grant (C)
8
GabbiadiniMelania Gabbiadini
Goal85
8
O'GormanAine O'Gorman
9
PanicoPatrizia Panico (C)
Goal86
9
TaylorKatie Taylor
Goal13
Yellow Card34
Red Card58
10
ZorriTatiana Zorri
Substitution63
10
O'BrienMichelle O'Brien
Yellow Card63
11
PaliottiVenusia Paliotti
Substitution76
11
CurtisStephanie Curtis
Yellow Card58

Substitutes

12
PicarelliAnna Maria Picarelli (GK)
16
BradleyLynn Bradley (GK)
13
MottaGiorgia Motta
12
O'TooleOlivia Christin O'Toole
14
NeboliLaura Neboli
13
HughesSonya Hughes
15
IannellaSandy Iannella
14
CurtinMarie Curtin
17
FuselliSilvia Fuselli
Substitution58
Goal83
17
GriffinEmma Griffin
16
ContiPamela Conti
Substitution76
Goal90+1
15
De BurcaMeabh De Burca
18
DomenichettiGiulia Domenichetti
Substitution63
19
MurrayNoelle Murray

Coach

Pietro Ghedin (MLT) Noel King (IRL)

Referee

Natalia Avdonchenko (RUS)

Assistant referees

Olga Zarenina (RUS), Albina Kretskaya (RUS)

Fourth official

Romina Santuari (ITA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution