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  • Italy 1-0 Slovenia: Pazzini great-finish

    Italy won 1-0 victory over Slovenia in a Euro 2012 qualifier. This result is enough to deliver Gli Azzurri into the finals next year.

    Entertain at the Artemio Franchi Slovenia on Tuesday (09/06/2011) , Italy direct hit since the early minutes. They dominated possession and get some good chances in the first half.

    Until the mid-second round, the Italian who need a victory to qualify has not scored. Coach Cesare Prandelli was put Giampaolo Pazzini and Mario Balotelli to replace Riccardo Montolivo and Antonio Cassano.

    Prandelli's decision to enter Pazzini the sweet fruit. Inter Milan attacker managed to flick past goalkeeper Slovenia melee, six minutes before the end of normal time.

    This victory makes Italy more firmly on top of Group C with a collection of 22 points from eight games. With two games remaining, they will not be overtaken again by the new Serbian collecting 14 points. While Slovenia is ranked fourth with 11 points and could still qualify via the play-offs.

    Team Line-up:

    Italy: Buffon, Balzaretti, Chiellini, Cassani, Ranocchia, Pirlo, Motta (Marchisio 46 '), De Rossi, Montolivo (Balotelli 76'), Cassano (Pazzini 61 '), Rossi

    Slovenia: Handanovic, Cesar, Brecko, Suler, Jokic, Radosavljevic, Koren, Vrsic (Pecnik 76 '), Birsa (Ilicic 57'), Kirm (Dedic 86 '), Novakovic


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