WC Qual - UEFA

March 26, 2013

Full-time

Malta

0 - 2

Italy

Group B

19:45 +00:00, March 26, 2013

Ta'Qali National Stadium

  • 90'

    Second Half ends, Malta 0, Italy 2.

  • 90'

    Foul by Edward Herrera (Malta).

  • 90'

    Antonio Candreva (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 89'

    Attempt missed. Alberto Gilardino (Italy) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Antonio Candreva with a cross.

  • 88'

    Substitution, Malta. Terence Vella replaces Michael Mifsud.

  • 88'

    Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Italy).

  • 88'

    Andre Schembri (Malta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 86'

    Substitution, Italy. Alberto Gilardino replaces Mario Balotelli.

  • 86'

    Attempt missed. Antonio Candreva (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mario Balotelli.

  • 82'

    Substitution, Malta. Andrew Cohen replaces Clayton Failla.

  • 81'

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Alex Muscat.

  • 79'

    Hand ball by Clayton Failla (Malta).

  • 76'

    Offside, Italy. Riccardo Montolivo tries a through ball, but Alessio Cerci is caught offside.

  • 76'

    Substitution, Italy. Alessio Cerci replaces Stephan El Shaarawy.

  • 74'

    Stephan El Shaarawy (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 74'

    Foul by Roderick Briffa (Malta).

  • 72'

    Roderick Briffa (Malta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 72'

    Foul by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

  • 71'

    Foul by Alex Muscat (Malta).

  • 71'

    Antonio Candreva (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 68'

    Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 68'

    Foul by Gareth Sciberras (Malta).

  • 66'

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Clayton Failla.

  • 65'

    Foul by Alex Muscat (Malta).

  • 65'

    Antonio Candreva (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 62'

    Attempt saved. Stephan El Shaarawy (Italy) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.

  • 61'

    Attempt missed. Roderick Briffa (Malta) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Mifsud following a corner.

  • 61'

    Substitution, Italy. Antonio Candreva replaces Emanuele Giaccherini.

  • 60'

    Corner, Malta. Conceded by Andrea Barzagli.

  • 60'

    Attempt blocked. Michael Mifsud (Malta) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Edward Herrera.

  • 57'

    Roderick Briffa (Malta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 57'

    Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Italy).

  • 55'

    Attempt missed. Leonardo Bonucci (Italy) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross following a corner.

  • 54'

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Justin Haber.

  • 54'

    Attempt saved. Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ignazio Abate.

  • 53'

    Attempt missed. Alex Muscat (Malta) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gareth Sciberras.

  • 53'

    Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Italy).

  • 53'

    Edward Herrera (Malta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  • 52'

    Foul by Andrea Pirlo (Italy).

  • 52'

    Edward Herrera (Malta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 51'

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Justin Haber.

  • 50'

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Ryan Camilleri.

  • 48'

    Attempt missed. Leonardo Bonucci (Italy) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Pirlo with a cross following a set piece situation.

  • 47'

    Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 47'

    Foul by Luke Dimech (Malta).

  • 45'

    Second Half begins Malta 0, Italy 2.

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    Match ends, Malta 0, Italy 2.

  • 45'

    First Half ends, Malta 0, Italy 2.

  • 45'

    Attempt missed. Roderick Briffa (Malta) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Mifsud with a cross.

  • 45'

    Goal! Malta 0, Italy 2. Mario Balotelli (Italy) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.

  • 44'

    Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  • 44'

    Foul by Jonathan Caruana (Malta).

  • 43'

    Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  • 42'

    Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 42'

    Foul by Jonathan Caruana (Malta).

  • 40'

    Attempt missed. Riccardo Montolivo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Emanuele Giaccherini.

  • 39'

    Offside, Italy. Mattia De Sciglio tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

  • 38'

    Attempt blocked. Andrea Pirlo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  • 38'

    Foul by Gareth Sciberras (Malta).

  • 38'

    Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 35'

    Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 35'

    Foul by Luke Dimech (Malta).

  • 34'

    Offside, Italy. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Ignazio Abate is caught offside.

  • 33'

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Jonathan Caruana.

  • 33'

    Attempt blocked. Riccardo Montolivo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emanuele Giaccherini.

  • 31'

    Attempt missed. Jonathan Caruana (Malta) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Edward Herrera with a cross following a corner.

  • 31'

    Corner, Malta. Conceded by Gianluigi Buffon.

  • 31'

    Attempt saved. Clayton Failla (Malta) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  • 30'

    Michael Mifsud (Malta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 30'

    Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Italy).

  • 29'

    Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Emanuele Giaccherini.

  • 28'

    Foul by Andre Schembri (Malta).

  • 28'

    Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 27'

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Alex Muscat.

  • 26'

    Offside, Italy. Mario Balotelli tries a through ball, but Emanuele Giaccherini is caught offside.

  • 25'

    Attempt missed. Riccardo Montolivo (Italy) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy.

  • 23'

    Jonathan Caruana (Malta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 23'

    Foul by Mario Balotelli (Italy).

  • 22'

    Foul by Michael Mifsud (Malta).

  • 22'

    Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 21'

    Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 21'

    Foul by Luke Dimech (Malta).

  • 19'

    Michael Mifsud (Malta) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Gareth Sciberras.

  • 18'

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  • 18'

    Delay in match Mattia De Sciglio (Italy) because of an injury.

  • 17'

    Mattia De Sciglio (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  • 17'

    Foul by Roderick Briffa (Malta).

  • 16'

    Penalty saved! Michael Mifsud (Malta) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

  • 16'

    Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  • 16'

    Penalty conceded by Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) after a foul in the penalty area.

  • 16'

    Penalty Malta. Andre Schembri draws a foul in the penalty area.

  • 14'

    Offside, Italy. Ignazio Abate tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

  • 13'

    Foul by Mattia De Sciglio (Italy).

  • 13'

    Edward Herrera (Malta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  • 12'

    Attempt missed. Stephan El Shaarawy (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mario Balotelli.

  • 9'

    Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  • 9'

    Foul by Andre Schembri (Malta).

  • 8'

    Goal! Malta 0, Italy 1. Mario Balotelli (Italy) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  • 7'

    Penalty conceded by Luke Dimech (Malta) after a foul in the penalty area.

  • 7'

    Penalty Italy. Stephan El Shaarawy draws a foul in the penalty area.

  • 5'

    Foul by Clayton Failla (Malta).

  • 5'

    Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  • 3'

    Offside, Italy. Ignazio Abate tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.

  • 3'

    Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  • 3'

    Foul by Roderick Briffa (Malta).

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    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  •  

    First Half begins.