Last Updated at 5:10 pm, June 24th 2010
We're in the seventh minute of injury time. Mucha boots the ball out and.....THATS IT! Slovakia are through!! The champions are out!
Petras is on for Jendrisek as Slovakia do anything to waste time.
Strba is replaced by Kopunek as Slovakia look to run down the clock.
Quagliarella tries to get the ball back and is poked in the eye as he goes down theatrically. There's all sorts of bother going on. Webb books Mucha and Quagliarella for their bustling. It's all fired up now!
Pepe lashes out with a kick at Stoch but he is just booked. Clearly the Italians are boiling over with frustration.
GOAL!!! VITTEK SURELY ELIMINATES ITALY!
It's literally the last throw of the dice by Lippi. Pirlo is on for Montolivo as they try and find the creative spark to find the goal. Lets hope he can stay the pace.
Pekarik is booked for a mis-timed tackle on Quagliarella.
Two subs are on for Italy. Quagliarella is on for Gattuso and Maggio is on for Criscito at full back. Lets see what they can do as the second half gets underway.
Montolivo gets a chance to shoot from Zambrotta's cross but he slips on the half volley and it goes wide as Howard Webb blows his whistle for half time.
Cannavaro goes down theatrically under the challenge of Vittek and the striker is booked. They are having a right old tussle.
Cannavaro fouls Hamsik and he is lucky not to be sent off. He's already on a yellow card. They could really do without losing him.
Cannavaro is booked for a foul on Hamsik.
Strba gets the first yellow card of the afternoon for a foul on Gattuso. He'll miss the second round game should Slovakia make it.
It should also be intriguing to see whether Slovakia captain Marek Hamsik, who has not lived up to expectation thus far, will be out to eliminate the nation where he plies his trade. Sky Bet give odds of 14/1 on the Napoli playmaker to score in the game and his side to win.
Italy are 8/15 to come out on top, whereas Slovakia are a long shot at 6/1. A draw is 11/4 all according to Sky Bet.
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