09/06/2013 - 02:30 | U-21 Euro  - Group Stage | Venue : Bloomfield | Referee : Ovidiu Hategan

Italy U-2118' R.Saponara42' M.Gabbiadini53' M.Gabbiadini71' A.Florenzi4 - 0
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Israel U-21 

Italy U-21Israel U-21
 
 
 
 
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90+2'
Desmond Kane

There goes the final whistle! A 4-0 win for Italy, who could have scored a few more on the night. They are into the last four with this success.

89'
Desmond Kane

We are into two minutes of time added on.

88'
Desmond Kane

Vahaba forced to concede a corner with Italy pressing up the park. Again.

87'
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Twatha is adjudged to be in an offside position. Almost over here for Israel. Long and hopeless second half for them.

85'
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Destro tries to turn in the Israel box, but the home side this time clear the danger.

83'
Desmond Kane

Guy Luzon, the Israel coach, looking a bit perplexed out there. But not much can be done against a side of higher class.

82'
Desmond Kane

Ben Harush tries to turn a volley into the net, but it clips a blue shirt before dropping wide of the target.

81'
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The home fans enjoying a touch of humour every time Israel manage to piece together three or more passes.

79'
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Azam replaces Kalibat for Israel. Italy again on the ball at the back.

78'
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Destro carries the ball to the edge of the Israel box, but the white shirts thump clear.

77'
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A few of the home fans already heading for the exit doors. Have clearly seen enough of what has gone on out there.

75'
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Barouch is deemed to be in an offside position after setting off too soon.

74'
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Destro uncorks a shot from distance that flies about 10 yards wide of the goal.

72'
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Not much enjoyment to be taken out of this match for the big home crowd in Tel Aviv. Has been this way since Israel went down to 10 men.

71'
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Immobile trying to get in on the act, but he loses the ball at the key moment. Italy with so many options with their extra man.

69'
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GOAL! Florenzi scores a fourth goal for Italy. Lovely goal. Through the legs of Vahaba and then under Klaiman. A 4-0 lead now.

68'
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Plenty of time for the Parma midfielder Sansone to score on what is his competitive debut for his country.

67'
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Change coming then for Italy as Verratti departs to be replaced by Sansone.

65'
Desmond Kane

This match all over with 25 minutes to go. Like a training session this for Italy with so much possession.

64'
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Barouch replaces Turgeman for Israel. And on we go with Italy holding this 3-0 lead.

63'
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Destro has an effort on goal, but Klaiman is well positioned to make the stop with the aid of some strong wrists.

62'
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Florenzi clips the free-kick too long for his team-mate. Goalkick then to Israel, whose 10 men continue to toil in the heat.

60'
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Kalibat forced to concede a free-kick for a late foul on Verratti. Another free-kick chance for Italy 25 yards from goal.

59'
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Verratti is booked by the referee for a late challenge.

58'
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Saponara sees an attempt on goal clawed out by Klaiman. Fine effort and an excellent stop.

56'
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In comes Destro and out goes Gabbiadini for the visitors.

55'
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Turgeman slips the ball into the net, but is already offside. Change coming here for Italy.

54'
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Italy with 16 attempts at goal to only one from Israel. Sums up the difference between these sides.

53'
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Biraghi sees a shot blocked. More goals surely in this match for the Italians.

52'
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GOAL! Gabbiadini thumps a free-kick low past the wall. Fierce finish and Italy lead 3-0. Game over now.

51'
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Twatha is penalised for a foul on Florenzi after Immobile saw an effort blocked by a home shirt.

50'
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Ben Harush is penalised for a foul on Gabbiadini. The crowd all very quiet.

49'
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Plenty of boos from the home fans before Verratti slams an effort a couple of yards wide of the target.

48'
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Ben Harush is penalised for a foul on Gabbiadini. Italy on the ball and content to keep it.

47'
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Verta takes over from Dasa for Israel, who must surely be thinking of damage limitation in this second period.

46'
Desmond Kane

We are off and running then in the second period of this match.

45+1'
Desmond Kane

There goes the whistle for the break. Italy completely in command out there.

44'
Desmond Kane

We are into one minute of time added on in this first period.

43'
Desmond Kane

Turgeman concedes a free-kick for a foul on Rossi. Poorly timed challenge.

41'
Desmond Kane

Israel's 10 men facing a real uphill battle now in this tournament. Italy should be more than two goals clear here.

40'
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GOAL! Gabbiadini slams a low shot into the net from Immobile's pass. Brilliant move and finish against the 10 men. Poor goalkeeping by Klaiman.

39'
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Bianchetti concedes a free-kick for a foul on Turgeman. Late with the challenge. Can't complain about that.

38'
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Rossi takes over from Insigne for the visiting side.

37'
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Bad news for Insigne, who is carted off injured. Has obviously suffered a bad one there.

36'
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Gabbiadini powers a shot over the bar from distance. Plenty of pace, but no direction on the shot.

34'
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RED CARD! Golasa is penalised for a foul on Saponara. Two-footed tackle and that is a straight red card. Had to go for that one.

32'
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Kleiman off his line to collect a high ball after Bianchetti concedes a free-kick for a foul on Kalibat.

31'
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Another chance for Italy, but Florenzi misses the target when he should really have buried that opportunity.

30'
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Gabbiadini flicks the ball beyond Klaiman, but Vahaba is back to scoop the ball off the line. Almost a second goal.

28'
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Riccardo Saponara with a chance of a second goal as he raced into the home box, but Klaiman stands tall to make the stop. Fine save.

26'
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Immobile sees a shot deflect off a white shirt before spinning over the bar. Corner to Italy.

25'
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Riccardo Saponara unloads a shot from distance, but this time all too easy for Klaiman to make the stop.

24'
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An offside flag goes up against Kalibat after he set off too soon.

23'
Desmond Kane

Verratti concedes a free-kick for a foul on Zaguri, but Italy on the ball seconds later.

22'
Desmond Kane

A real tempo marking this game out as something worth watching. The best of the action coming from the feet of this young Italian side.

20'
Desmond Kane

Another chance for Alon Turgeman to score from Mohammed Kalibat's pass, but again he snatches at the opportunity as the ball dribbles well wide. Really decent opening.

19'
Desmond Kane

Italy lead 1-0. Can't really say that goal wasn't coming. Silence in the stadium.

18'
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GOAL! Riccardo Saponara drives a lovely finish into the corner of the net after Immobile had played a deft lay-off into his path from Insigne's cross. What a finish that is.

17'
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Alon Turgeman almost converts from a lovely ball across the face of goal. Superb move from the home nation.

16'
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Taleb Twatha making a strong, surging run from his half to get the hosts up the park.

15'
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Biraghi clears the danger with a no-nonsense sort of clearance.

14'
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But they earn a corner here after breaking to the Italian end of the park. Chance to apply some pressure.

13'
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Mahaba forced to do some solid defending five yards out from his own goal. This proving to be a real going over so far for the home fans.

12'
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Dasa knocks the ball behind his own as Italy earn themselves a corner - their fourth of the night.

11'
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Immobile sees a shot blocked by Vahaba. One-way traffic at the moment.

10'
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Israel being pulled all over the place at the moment. Can't get on the ball for any length of time.

9'
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Italy really going to work here as Insigne is crowded out by several white shirts.

8'
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Kleyman makes a fine diving stop to keep out the drive by Insigne. So close to the opening goal.

7'
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Alessandro Florenzi sends a shot spinning wide of goal from distance. That will be a goalkick to the host nation.

6'
Desmond Kane

Bardi is then off his slide seconds later to make the save at the feet of Turgeman.

5'
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Matteo Bianchetti with a fine sliding tackle. Israel earn a corner, but Bardi is there to clear the danger with a fist.

4'
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Insigne not convincing with a clearance. Elazar Dasa tries to engineer the ball forward for Israel, but Italy pick up seconds later.

3'
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Israel trying to inject some momentum into their play as Golsa is sent spinning to the deck.

2'
Desmond Kane

Ben Vahaba heads the ball out of his own box under pressure from Luca Caldirola. Israel clear the corner, but Italy continue on the offensive.

1'
Desmond Kane

We are off and running then in this match between Israel and Italy.

19:25
Tom Adams

Guy Luzon (Israel coach): "Even if you told me we could get another draw but play like in the game against Norway I wouldn't take it. I know for sure we will play better football – I want football that will be joyful and fun, like this team knows how to play."

19:20
Tom Adams

Devis Mangia (Italy coach): "Tomorrow our best team will go out to play. I don't like talking about rotation – there are 23 players who've earned their places in this squad. I'm lucky enough to have 23 players who are intelligent and have great technical qualities."

19:15
Tom Adams

TEAMS: Italy: Bardi, Donati, Biraghi, Caldirola, Bianchetti, Verratti, Florenzi, Immobile, Insigne, Gabbiadini, Saponara. Subs: Colombi, Leali, Capuano, Regini, Bertolacci, Rossi, Crimi, Destro, Sansone, Paloschi, Borini. /// Israel: Kleyman, Dasa, Vahaba, Twatha, Harush, Zaguri, Biton, Golasa, Krieff, Kalibat, Turgeman. Subs: B.Levi, Yanko, Davidzada, I.Levi, Gotlib, Verta, Sallalich, Azam, Altman, Dabbur, Barouch.

19:10

If you missed it, England have just been sent home following a second defeat, this time at the hands of Norway. The Scandinavians now top the group with four points from two games. Italy have three and Israel one.

19:05
Tom Adams

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the clash between Italy and hosts Israel at the European Under-21 Championship.

 
 

Match player lineup

Italy U-21Israel U-21
Immobile
Immobile 
Gabbiadini
Gabbiadini
Bardi
Bardi 
Donati
Donati 
Insigne
Insigne
Caldirola
Caldirola 
Verratti
Verratti
Saponara
Saponara
Biraghi
Biraghi 
Florenzi
Florenzi
Bianchetti
Bianchetti 
Zaguri
Zaguri 
Golasa
Golasa
Ben Harush
Ben Harush 
Klaiman
Klaiman 
Twatha
Twatha 
Biton
Biton 
Turgeman
Turgeman
Vahaba
Vahaba 
Dasa
Dasa
Kalibat
Kalibat
Kriaf
Kriaf 
Substitutes
  • Alberto Paloschi 
  • Simone Colombi 
  • Fausto Rossi
  • Vasco Regini 
  • Andrea Bertolacci 
  • Fabio Borini 
  • Nicola Sansone
  • Marco Crimi 
  • Mattia Destro
  • Marco Capuano 
  • Nicola Leali 
  •  Arik Yanko
  •  Sintayehu Sallallich
  • Orr Barouch
  •  Barak Levi
  •  Moanes Dabour
  •  Ido Levy
  • Ahad Azam
  •  Ofir Davidazde
  •  Adi Gotlieb
  • Ofer Verta
  •  Omri Altman
 
 
Coachs
  • Devis Mangia 
  •  Guy Luzon
 
 
 
 
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