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Match 25 Marseille - Stade du Prado
Clear
24 July
2:5 (0:3, 1:2, 1:0)
  • Didier SAMOUN (22'37")
  • Stephane FRANCOIS (32'27")
  • Massimiliano ESPOSITO (0'50")
  • Simone FEUDI (1'26", 10'18")
  • Giuseppe CONDORELLI (22'09")
  • Paolo PALMACCI (22'28")

Referee Alberto MOREIRA (BRA)

Summary

Italy spoil hosts' party

Italy spoil hosts' party

Italy kicked off in fifth gear to storm to a 5-2 win over France and a place in the Marseille 2008 semi-finals. The Azzurri were two goals up inside 90 seconds, and although the home fans roared on Les Bleus, they were unable to get back into the game. Massimiliano Esposito broke the deadlock, and Simone Feudi's brace sent Italy in at the first break 3-0 up. Giuseppe Condorelli and ...

Highlights

Line-up

FRA
ITA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Eric CANTONA (FRA)
(ITA) Giancarlo MAGRINI
Officials
  • Referee: MOREIRA Alberto (BRA)
  • Second referee: BEREZKIN Alexander (RUS)
  • Third referee: GENG Zhiwei (CHN)
  • Timekeeper: AGUIRREGARAY Carlos (URU)
  • Misses next match if booked

Photos

  • Italy's Diego Maradona Jr celebrates with a kid after beating France in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Thierry Ottavy competes against Italy's Massimiliano Esposito during their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • Italy's Diego Maradona Jr celebrates with his coach Giancarlo Magrini after beating France in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Jérémy Basquaise looks dejected after loosing against Italy in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Sébastien Perez looks dejected after loosing against Italy in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Sébastien Perez looks dejected after loosing against Italy in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • Italy's Giuseppe Condorelli celebrates after scoring against France in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Laurent Castro competes against Italy's Simone Feudi during their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Didier Samoun competes against Italy's Roberto Pasquali during their quarter final at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"We were very optimistic and a little too confident as well, no doubt. Unlike Italy, we were a bit on edge during the game. It's all very disappointing," Henri Emile, France coach

"It's a wonderful win by a well-drilled team that loves playing together. We have improved with each game and it all augurs well for our next two games," Paolo Palmacci, Italy player

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    STATISTICS
    FranceStatisticsItaly
    30Shots29
    7Corner kicks2
    1Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    38%Possession (%)62%