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Centro d'Italia - Rieti 25/10/2014 - 15:00CET (15:00 local timelocal)

UEFA play-off semi-final, First leg

Italy - Ukraine
2-1
 

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Italy edge ahead of Ukraine

Published: Saturday 25 October 2014, 17.06CET
Italy 2-1 Ukraine
Melania Gabbiadini scored just before half-time to ensure Italy will take a play-off lead to Lviv on Wednesday.
by Marco Ghighi
from Centro d'Italia
Italy edge ahead of Ukraine
Melania Gabbiadini got the winner ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Italy
Ukraine

2

Goals scored

1

12

Total attempts

3

4

on target

3

8

off target

0

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

1

2

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

16

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Ukraine

Ukraine

1Giuliani (GK)12Samson (GK) (C)
2Manieri2Basanska
3D'Adda4Kotyk
5Cernoia
1
5Kravets
6Stracchi6Pekur
49
8Gabbiadini
45+1
8Boychenko
65
9Panico (C)9Diatel
58
10Rosucci
57
79
14Ovdiychuk
11Girelli
72
15Andrushchak
13Bissoli
33
17Apanaschenko
34
14Salvai
46
18Vasylyuk

Substitutes

12Marchitelli (GK)1Zvarich (GK)
4Tuttino
79
3Voronina
7Camporese7Khodyreva
16Brumana10Yakovishyn
58
90+4
90+4
17Giugliano
72
11Romanenko
65
19Di Criscio
46
20Kozyrenko
20Piemonte21Kornievets
90+4

Coaches

Antonio Cabrini (ITA)
Anatolii Kutsev (UKR)

Referee

Jana Adámková (CZE)

Press kits

Standings

  
Published: Saturday 25 October 2014, 17.06CET

Italy edge ahead of Ukraine

Italy 2-1 Ukraine
Melania Gabbiadini scored just before half-time to ensure Italy will take a play-off lead to Lviv on Wednesday.

Italy will take a narrow 2-1 lead to Ukraine in Wednesday's FIFA Women's World Cup play-off semi-final second leg after the visitors came away from Rieti very much in the tie.

In the first leg of their play-off four years ago Italy won 3-0 in Ukraine and they looked on course after an immediate goal by Valentina Cernoia. But Daryna Apanaschenko headed Ukraine level and although Melania Gabbiadini restored Italy's advantage, there is still all to play for in Lviv.

Just 30 seconds in Italy were ahead as Roberta D'Adda's fine cross from the right was turned in by the left foot of Cernoia for her third goal in as many internationals, having not scored in her first six caps. Italy, who have qualified for two World Cups to Ukraine's none, were in control but on 34 minutes Lyudmyla Pekur's free-kick was headed in by Apanaschenko.

The Azzurre responded well with Patrizia Panico leading from the front and going close. And just before half-time a brilliant Cristiana Girelli pass – while looking in the opposite direction – set up Gabbiadini to make it 2-1.

After the interval Federica Di Sciglio came close with a header and Gabbiadini so nearly found the target again with 12 minutes left following a superb piece of work by Cernoia. But a one-goal lead is all Italy will travel with next week.

Last updated: 04/06/15 3.53CET

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