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  • Slovakia 3-2 Italy: Quagliarella superb-chip, Vittek double

    Italy is done in the World Cup in 2010. Coming up with the defending champion status, the Azzurri have knocked out in the group stage after losing 2-3 of Slovakia in the final game.

    In a match that held in Ellis Park Stadium, on Thursday (24/06/2010) , lasted exciting match from the beginning. Both teams needed a victory since beginning play attacking football. As a result five goals were created in this game.

    Slovakia winning goal in the first round by Robert Vittek. In the second half goals before doubling back Vittek minimized Antonio Di Natale. Kamil Kopunek distancing Slovakia superiority before Fabio Quagliarella minimize the situation.

    In the four minutes of injury time over the Italians tried to attack but said the fate of another. Italy must be defeated and completed the journey in South Africa is by sitting in the most recent position with two points from three matches.

    Meanwhile, Slovakia became the caretaker who had been jumped into second place with four points and the group winners qualify assisting Paraguay.

    The game

    In the 6th minute goal threatened Slovakia Italy. Get a gastric feed from Robert Vittek, Marek Hamsik with his left foot kicking a ball. Unfortunately the ball was still deviated on the right side of goal.

    In the 25th minute opened the scoring Slovakia. Juraj Kucka ball directly from the area within reach with Vittek and slowly he directed without being able to reach the corner of goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.

    At the 35th minute nearly double the advantage Slovakia suppose Zdeno Strba shot from 30 yards distance not ignored Marchetti.

    At minute 41 of a crossing into the penalty box to Vincenzo Iaquinta driven by Martin Skrtel with a header with just. A minute before the pause occurs clash between Strba and Gennaro Gattuso were causing Strba bad knee injured . But the players can still continue the game.

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    In the injury time Italy again threatened by a hard kick off Kucka still thin on the left goalpost Marchetti. Score remained 1-0.

    Second half-minute test 62 Antonio Di Natale in January under the rule but Mucha Mucha is still able to hold the ball speed.

    Fabio Quagliarella! In the 66th minute from a crossing be obtained Quagliarella, Naples striker kicked the ball toward the goal that has been left by Mucha. Skrtel denied and throw the ball.

    Three minutes later have a chance Miroslav Stoch Stoch enlarge the distance but who had passed the guard shot the opponent failed to maintain accurate so deviated from the target.

    Vittek! Italy on the verge of getting left behind and could not escape. In the minutes that no guarded ib 74.Hamsik on the left side and feed into the pole near the guarded Vittek Giorgio Chiellini easily defeat Marchetti ball into the goal. Slovakia 2 Italy 0.

    DI-81 minutes to turn up Di Natale scored Italy through his goal. Quagliarella handed the ball to Di Natale on long poles with ease and without escort Di Natale struck the ball into the Mucha net.

    Quagliarella in the 84th minute and actually scored an equalizer. But the goal is disallowed because Quagliarella is caught offside first.

    In Slovakia 88 minutes to present a nightmare for Italy. Starting throw deep, which ran between the siege Kopunek Italian player with easy to lob the ball over Marchetti and nesting in the corner of the net.

    In Italy 92 minutes to re-extend his breathing through Quagliarella scored from outside the penalty box. He calmly chip the ball over to Mucha. Slovakia 3 Italy 2.

    Score stood until action ended and Italy dumped!

    Team Line-up:

    Slovakia: 1st-Jan Mucha, Peter Pekarik two-, three-Martin Skrtel, 16-Jan Durica, 5-Radoslav Zabavnik, 6-Zdeno Strba (20-Kamil Kopunek 87 '), 15-Miroslav Stoch, 17-Marek Hamsik, 11-Robert Vittek (9-Stanislav Sestak 92 '), Juraj 19-Kucka, 18-Erik Jendrisek (22-Martin Petras 95').

    Italy: 12-Federico Marchetti; 19-Gianluca Zambrotta 5-Fabio Cannavaro 4-Giorgio Chiellini, three-Domenico Criscito (2-Christian Maggio 45 '), 22-Riccardo Montolivo (21-Andrea Pirlo 55'), 6th - Daniele De Rossi, 8-Gennaro Gattuso (18-Fabio Quagliarella 45 '), 9-Vincenzo Iaquinta, 7-Simone Pepe, 10-Antonio Di Natale.


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