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European Championships

Poznan Municipal Stadium (ATT 44,416) 18th June 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: C Cakir

Italy Italy vs Republic of Ireland Rep Ire

Italy 2

A Cassano (36)
M Balotelli (90)

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Rep Ire 0

K Andrews (S/O 89)

Italy

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Buffon

Made one cracking save to deny Andrews' bullet shot.

7
5
Abate

Full of energy going forward and displayed excellent marking and awareness.

7
5
Barzagli

Looked solid throughout.

7
5
Chiellini Off '57

Enjoyed great tangles with Doyle and Keane until he was replaced through injury.

7
5
Balzaretti

Outstanding on the attack, he carved Ireland open with ease at times.

8
5
Pirlo

At times he look composed and calm, other times he dawdled on the ball and looked flustered.

6
5
Marchisio

Worked admirably from box to box.

7
5
Motta

Was fairly anonymous in an attacking sense.

6
5
De Rossi

Fell apart late on but was otherwise strong and linked up play effectively.

7
5
Di Natale Off '74

Showed great desire to test Given and drew some top blocks from Ireland's defenders.

8
5
Cassano Off '62

Scored Italy's opener very impressively.

7
5
Balotelli On '74

His usual frustrating self. Did nothing until his wonderful goal.

6
5
Bonucci On '57

Solid upon his introduction.

5
5
Diamanti On '62

Slightly theatric, if not effective in holding up play late on.

5
5

Republic of Ireland

Fantasy Points User Rating Our Rating Your Rating
Given

Had little to do but the saves he had to make he could have done slightly better.

6
5
O'Shea

Strong at times but was beaten by Balzaretti far too frequently.

6
5
Dunne

Made some timely blocks and wasn't involved in either goal.

7
5
St Ledger

Showed great reading of the game to deny many Italian attacks ending in goals.

7
5
Ward

Extremely limited going forward until there was ten minutes remaining.

6
5
McGeady Off '65

Gave Italy's full-backs a good night's work, he was substituted too early.

7
5
Whelan

Got stuck in but was consigned to chasing Italy's attacking midfielders.

6
5
Andrews

He was Ireland's best player until frustration saw his premature exit.

7
5
Duff

Hussled well and his delivery was of a high standard all night.

6
5
Keane Off '86

Committed as ever, without ever showing the quality we all know he has.

6
5
Doyle Off '76

His touch at times was phenomenal.

7
5
Walters On '76

Limited impact.

4
5
Long On '65

Got physically involved with Italy's towering centre-backs to good effect.

5
5
Cox On '86

Looked a threat with minutes remaining.

5
5