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Match 11 Marseille - Stade du Prado
Clear
19 July
1:4 (0:1, 0:2, 1:1)
  • Tomas HERNANDEZ (26'28" PEN)
  • Roberto PASQUALI (5'40")
  • Paolo PALMACCI (17'59", 20'24")
  • Simone FEUDI (24'43")

Referee Alberto MOREIRA (BRA)

Summary

Italy cruise into last eight

Italy cruise into last eight

Italy guaranteed themselves and Portugal a place in the quarter-finals with a comfortable 4-1 reverse of El Salvador. A Paolo Palmacci double, in between strikes from Roberto Pasquali and Simone Feudi, ended their opponents' chances of advancing from Group B. Pasquali got the ball rolling with a fine strike on five minutes, but the Azzurri struggled to add to their lead against an ...

Highlights

Line-up

SLV
ITA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Rudis GONZALEZ (SLV)
(ITA) Giancarlo MAGRINI
Officials
  • Referee: MOREIRA Alberto (BRA)
  • Second referee: WALDER Roman (SUI)
  • Third referee: SLYVA Sergejus (LTU)
  • Timekeeper: PALHIES Sylvain (FRA)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Injured

Photos

  • Action from the match between El Salvador and Italy
  • Italy players celebrate a goal against El Salvador
  • Action from the match between El Salvador and Italy
  • Action from the match between El Salvador and Italy
  • Action from the game between El Salvador and Italy
  • Italy's Massimiliano Esposito competes against an unindentified player of El Salvador during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"I'm very pleased with our victory. We now feel good to have qualified for the next phase, but our next game against Potugal will be harder. El Salvador are a good team and we respected them, but we were better today. We will now fight to win our group," Massimiliano Esposito, Italy player.

"It was impossible to win today. We had good tactics but Italy were too good. We're a very young team and today we gained a lot of experience that will hopefully serve us well at the next Beach Soccer World Cup," Tomas Hernandez, Solomon Islands player.

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    STATISTICS
    El SalvadorStatisticsItaly
    28Shots32
    2Corner kicks5
    0Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    45%Possession (%)55%