Sign up for the free World Soccer Talk daily email newsletter for TV schedules, news and more »

THURS, 1PM ET
CAG
JUVE
THURS, 2PM ET
ATL
HOS
THURS, 3PM ET
NAP
PAR
THURS, 4PM ET
ELC
VAL
THURS, 4PM ET
MAL
COR
FRI, 2:45PM ET
VIGO
ALM

Italy 1 – 2 Austria, Game In Progress

team azzurri Italy 1   2 Austria, Game In Progress

The Azzurri return to the field this evening trying to forget their early departure from Euro competition earlier this summer.  Back with the team is World Cup winning manager Marcello Lippi who has warned his players this will not be an easy task facing Austria with many missing faces in team Italia’s roster.

It’s half time in Nice France and Italy trail Austria by a goal.  Prior to match-time Lippi was quoted saying, “With Austria I hope to see a Italy that fight” I hope so to but it’ll have to happen in the second half if they hope to salvage this one.

All out with injury are Marco Materazzi, Mauro Camoranesi, Fabio Cannavaro, Giorgio Chiellini, Luca Toni and Gennaro Gattuso who started but picked up an injury in the first 45mins.  Missing also include Antonio Cassano as well as Christian Panucci and Massimo Ambrosini never favorites of Manager Lippi.

Goalscorers: Pogatetz 14 (A), Janko 38 (A), Gilardino 45 (I)

Italy: Buffon; Zambrotta, Bonera, Barzagli, Grosso; Gattuso (Perrotta 45), Pirlo, De Rossi; Di Natale, Gilardino, Del Piero
Austria: Manninger; Garics, Prodl, Stranzl, Pogatetz; Scharner, Saumel, Harnik, Ivanschitz, Fuchs; Maierhofer
Ref: Coue’ (Fra)


This entry was posted in Azzurri, Leagues: Serie A and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.