Italy keep Wales in their sights

Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 20.48CET
Italy 2-0 Hungary
The hosts moved to within three points of qualifying Group 3 leaders Wales thanks to goals from Stefano Okaka Chuka and Luca Marrone in Rieti.
Italy keep Wales in their sights
Luca Marrone celebrates doubling Italy's lead ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ItalyHungary

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards1
 
1
Goal attempts9
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners6
 
1
Fouls committed14
 
16

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Published: Wednesday 3 March 2010, 20.48CET

Italy keep Wales in their sights

Italy 2-0 Hungary
The hosts moved to within three points of qualifying Group 3 leaders Wales thanks to goals from Stefano Okaka Chuka and Luca Marrone in Rieti.

Goals from Stefano Okaka Chuka and Luca Marrone earned Italy a victory against Hungary which lifted the Azzurrini above their opponents into second place in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3.

Okaka opened the scoring in the 25th minute in Rieti, controlling a long ball from Giuseppe Bellusci, dribbling past two defenders and finding the corner with a low, right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area. Having been set up by Fabio Borini for an effort on goal moments before Pierluigi Casiraghi's team went ahead, Ezequiel Schelotto returned the favour to the Chelsea FC striker five minutes after the break with a cross which Borini directed narrowly over.

The traffic was one way with Lorenzo De Silvestri the next to threaten, the defender shooting wide after being teed up by Mario Balotelli. However, Italy − who started the evening in fourth − did get their second nine minutes from time when the visitors' defence failed to clear a low cross by De Silvestri from the right and Marrone fired in a powerful left-footed shot from the edge of the box.

Last updated: 03/03/10 22.05CET

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Lineup

Italy

Italy

Hungary

Hungary

1Vito Mannone (GK)1Péter Gulácsi (GK)
2Lorenzo De Silvestri (C)4Tamás Kádár
Yellow Card54'
Red Card75'
3Guiseppe Bellusci5András Debreceni
4Francesco Bolzoni
Yellow Card29'
Red Card66'
6Zsolt Korcsmár
5Lorenzo Ariaudo7Vladimir Koman (C)
6Angelo Ogbonna8József Varga
7Ezequiel Schelotto
Yellow Card56'
Substitution79'
9Markó Futács
8Andrea Poli11László Lencse
Substitution76'
9Stefano Okaka
Goal25'
13Pál Lázár
Yellow Card36'
10Mario Balotelli
Substitution89'
15Ákos Elek
11Fabio Borini
Substitution68'
17András Gosztonyi
Substitution46'

Substitutes

12Mattia Perin (GK)12Balazs Megyeri (GK)
13Gianluigi Bianco2János Szabó
14Gabriele Angella3Gábor Gyömbér
15Luca Marrone
Substitution68'
Goal81'
10András Simon
16Mattia Mustacchio
Substitution79'
14Dávid Kulcsár
Substitution76'
17Davide Di Gennaro
Substitution89'
16Ádám Pintér
18Guido Marilungo18Roland Varga
Substitution46'

Coach

Pierluigi Casiraghi (ITA) Sándor Egervári (HUN)

Referee

Clément Turpin (FRA)

Assistant referees

Christophe Capelli (FRA), David Benech (FRA)

Fourth official

Philippe Malige (FRA)

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