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TITLE TEAMS: Italy v England
Saturday, June 14, 2014
 0-1C. Marchisio  35'
D. Sturridge  37' 1-1 
 1-2M. Balotelli  50'
ITAC. Marchisio  35' 0-1
ENGD. Sturridge  37' 1-1
ITAM. Balotelli  50' 1-2
HT: 1-1
Arena Amazonia (Attendance: 39,800)
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers
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England vs. Italy
Minute Commentary
This match panned out exactly as people thought it might - it was tight, it was tense, and it was a pretty good watch. The first half saw both sides attack with plenty of intent, with Daniel Sturridge coming desperately close to getting on the end of a Danny Welbeck cross from inside the box, while Italy dominated possession in the middle of the park. It was the Azzurri who took the lead, perhaps against the run of play, as a brilliantly worked corner, which involved an Andrea Pirlo dummy, ended with Claudio Marchisio bulleting a low shot into the far corner of Joe Hart's goal. Roy Hodgson's side responded before the Italians had even stopped celebrating as a lovely move involving Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling ended with Sturridge poking home at the far post. Mario Balotelli came to life at the close of the half with a delicious lob over Hart that was cleared off the line by the retreating Phil Jagielka, before Antonio Candreva struck the post. The second half was not too old before the impressive Candreva caused havoc down the right, delivering a great cross that was headed home by Balotelli at the back stick. Once more though, the Three Lions responded well, and should have equalised when Rooney somehow failed to hit the target from ten yards out. Aside from a couple of testing long-range efforts, England didn't threaten the Italy goal too much for the remainder of the game, but they will certainly feel as though their opponents didn't do enough to escape with all three points tonight. It's a brilliant start for Italy, and it's a nightmare opening match for England, but this all means that we could have a tasty winner takes all clash between England and Uruguay, should Costa Rica lose to Italy, as is expected. If the World Cup so far is anything to go by, it will surely be a cracker.
Mario Balotelli is the match winner in Manaus as Italy defeat England in a tight contest. It ends Italy 2-1 England.
Andrea Pirlo puts in a free-kick of the highest quality as it starts on the left and then swerves to the right, catching Joe Hart in no mans land. Thankfully for the Man City stopper Pirlo's effort crashes off the bar and England just about have a pulse in this match. That deserved a goal from the Juventus playmaker.
Raheem Sterling picks up a caution for cynically hacking down Marco Parolo as the midfielder looked to spring a counter. Three minutes remain, and the Three Lions look like they have disappointed when it matters most once more.
As we enter five minutes of injury time Italy have a great chance to finish it on the counter, but Ciro Immobile is unforgivably caught offside. The former Torino striker is giving the linesman the verbal treatment, but he has no right to - he was well off.
It's attack vs defence at the moment as we tick down into two minutes of normal time left on the clock. Italy are penned inside their own area, but Roy Hodgson's side look too exhausted to seriously threaten their opponents. The Azzurri haven't done enough to claim three points for me, but it very much looks as though that's what they're going to do.
Ross Barkley runs at the Italy defence, and the youngster has them worried, but just as he is about to let go from the edge of the box Wayne Rooney takes the ball off his toes and smacks a left-footed effort well over the bar. That just about sums up Rooney's night, and Barkley rightly looks fuming with that.
Adam Lallana is clumsily brought to ground by Daniele De Rossi, who is flirting with a yellow card, meaning Steven Gerrard can have a dig from 22 yards. The skipper does exactly that, but his effort is always going over the bar and another half chance disappears for England. Five minutes remain in Manaus.
Ciro Immobile has his first opportunity to run at the England backline, but with Marco Parolo bursting forward to support him the new Borussia Dortmund signing plays a terrible ball and Joe Hart can collect. That could have been much more dangerous for the Azzurri had the ball from Immobile been better there.
Cesare Prandelli and Roy Hodgson both decide to switch things up a bit, with the former sending Marco Parolo on for Antonio Candreva, while Roy Hodgson replaces goalscorer Daniel Sturridge with Adam Lallana. Plenty of fresh legs on show in Manaus as we enter the home straight.
Anyone who watches the Premier League on a regular basis will know how deadly Leighton Baines can be from free-kicks. The Everton full-back gets an opportunity to chance his arm 25 yards out, and he gets his attempt up and over the wall, but Sirigu flies across to stop the ball from nestling in the far corner. The less said about the following corner from Rooney the better.
With a one-goal lead in their pockets, Italy are doing what Italy do best. They are sitting deep and soaking up all the pressure that their opponents are throwing at them with a very organised back five. Rooney, Sturridge and Sterling are really struggling to break the Italian backline down here with 15 minutes left on the clock.
Mario Balotelli is indeed the man to come off, with Immobile, Serie A's top scorer last season, coming on. Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson decides that Jordan Henderson's race is run, and sends on Jack Wilshere for the Three Lions.
Ciro Immobile is warming up for Italy, with Cesare Prandelli looking for his pace and fresh legs to keep the England defence occupied as they search for an equaliser. Mario Balotelli will be the man to come off it looks like.
Such is the heat and humidity in Manaus, we will go through stages in this match where it is end to end, before it reverts to Italy keeping the ball and England sitting back and restoring their energy levels. At the moment it is the latter.
Raheem Sterling casually strolls past two Italy men before blasting in a cross that is uneasily cleared by Andrea Barzagli. The corner is caught by Salvatore Sirigu, though.
We have a right game on our hands here, this is brilliant stuff! At one end substitute Thiago Motta is blocked out as he latched onto a dinked ball into the box from De Rossi, before England's sub Ross Barkley cuts inside from the left and releases a shot that is well saved down low by Salvatore Sirigu. From one end to the other in a matter of seconds.
England should be level, they really should. Leighton Baines fools us all with a brilliant bit of disguise, shaping to shoot before supplying Wayne Rooney, who has all the time in the world from ten yards out to pick his spot. In the end though, the Man Utd striker strikes the ball wide of the near post - he can't buy a World Cup goal can he?
Mario Balotelli, obviously in a furious reaction to my earlier comments, looks a different animal in this half. He shows more appetite here to sprint towards a vicious cross from the right, but Joe Hart is there just before him to snuff out the danger. Italy are starting to spread the ball around with ease now, and England are looking very frustrated.
Minutes after Italy clear a dangerous Glen Johnson cross, Steven Gerrad spins away from Chiellini in the area before going to ground under contact from Paletta. Bjorn Kuipers is uninterested in the England protests, but replays show the Italian defender definitely body-checked the Liverpool skipper there. That could have been a spot kick with another ref.
Wayne Rooney winds the clock back to Euro 2004 with a strong run from deep, leaving Italy defenders in his wake. The forward goes for the far corner with a low shot, but it drags wide of the post. Decent response from England once more.
In a desperate effort to force their way back into the game like they did in the first period, Danny Welbeck runs into Giorgio Chiellini after giving the ball away before diving up in the air like he had just stood on a landmine. Unsurprisingly the referee is not conned and the game continues.
Antonio Candreva has been a menace down the right, and he takes on Leighton Baines with a neat turn before teeing up Balotelli to head home from point blank range. Mario has got his goal, and Italy hit the front again.
He had to have his say didn't he? Mario Balotelli puts Italy back in front!
After Sirigu palms a Sturridge shot away for a corner Leighton Baines whips a deep cross towards the back stick that lobs the Italian keeper. Wayne Rooney and Sturridge are both on hand to stab home, but none of them make a connection.
Mario Balotelli, who ended the first half strongly, makes a good run for De Rossi, who has the ball in the centre of the park, but the midfielder delayed his pass, allowing Phil Jagielka to step up and play the striker offside.
England get the second half started, with nothing separating these two sides at present.
This one was seen by many to be too hard to call, which is why the majority of football fans have been predicting a draw in Manaus. So far those people have been proved spot on, as there has been nothing to choose between the two sides in that first period. England started the more lively of the two, with Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson worrying Salvatore Sirigu in the Italy goal, but Cesare Prandelli's side eventually clicked into gear. The Azzurri scored with their first real chance of note as a corner straight off the training ground saw Andrea Pirlo dummy the ball for Claudio Marchisio, who rocketed a low shot into the far corner of Joe Hart's net from 25 yards. The Three Lions responded in emphatic fashion however, as Sterling and Rooney combined down the left-hand side, with the latter floating a great ball across the face of goal for Daniel Sturridge to tap into an unguarded net. Sturridge was very close to getting on the end of a Danny Welbeck cross moments before that, while Balotelli saw an audacious lob cleared off the line by Phil Jagielka, and Candreva struck the post with the last kick of the half. Aside from a slow ten minutes, this clash has been a great watch, and with the Italians calmly keeping possession and Roy Hodgson's side looking lethal on the counter, this match is brilliantly poised when the second half dawns on us.
Half time comes just as this game was starting to gather some serious pace. It's England 1-1 Italy at the end of that 45 minutes.
What was I saying about Balotelli? The AC Milan forward comes within an inch or two of scoring as he lobs a stranded Joe Hart, who came out to stop him getting onto the end of a through ball, but Phil Jagielka was on hand to head off the line. Seconds later Candreva struck the post from the angle as England failed to clear a corner. It's all happening at the end of this half.
There will be two additional minutes in Manaus at the end of this half. A goal apiece would be a fair reflection of the first 45 minutes by my reckoning.
They say Mario Balotelli can blow hot and cold, and you never know what you're going to get from him. Without meaning to tempt fate, so far he has been well off the pace. Antonio Candreva again escapes down the right, and his ball into the box isn't bad, but the enigmatic striker shows no desire to get on the end of it. Don't worry Mario, it's only a World Cup - no biggie.
Just as things were starting to go a bit stale in this match, it has been ignited in a matter of minutes. Half time is fast approaching - is there time for another goal before we go into the interval?
Counter-attacking football at its finest from England as they make matters all square in this Group D clash! Italy lose possession on the edge of their opponents' box, and they are punished for it. Raheem Sterling picks out the run of Wayne Rooney down the inside channel with an inch perfect pass, and Rooney delivers a ball across the face of goal that is poked home by Daniel Sturridge. This World Cup continues to enthrall!
It's all action all of a sudden in Manaus - England have levelled matters up through Daniel Sturridge!
This will be sure to liven things up in Manaus! A well worked corner from the right sees Andrea Pirlo dummy the ball, allowing Claudio Marchisio all the time in the world to control, look up and hammer a low shot into the far corner of Joe Hart's goal. It's not a lead Italy deserve, but take nothing away from the calibre of that goal.
Claudio Marchisio opens the scoring for Italy with a wonderful strike!
A foul by Daniele De Rossi in the centre of the Italy half gives Steven Gerrard the opportunity to put Cesare Prandelli's side under pressure from a set piece. He has been brilliant in these sorts of situations for Liverpool in recent months, but his delivery here sails harmlessly into the arms of Salvatore Sirigu. As you were boys.
This match started in an entertaining fashion, but the intensity has dropped significantly in the last ten minutes or so. Nothing much is happening in Manaus, where half time is just 15 minutes away.
Marco Veratti holds onto the ball for a couple of seconds before waiting for the perfect time to hand Candreva the baton. The latter had found a pocket of space, but he went for glory instead of crossing, and his shot from the angle flew well wide of Joe Hart's goal. Italy are having more of the ball, but their build-up is far slower than England's, who are looking threatening on the break.
Danny Welbeck has looked very bright so far, and he continues his fine vein of form by beating Paletta with ease on the right. He has Sturridge in the middle, but his deflected cross eludes the forward by a yard or two when he would have had an empty net to tap into. Not quite as dramatic as Gazza in 1996, but so close for England.
We have another penalty appeal, and like the first one, this one is waved away by Bjorn Kuipers. Sterling skips past Darmian and drills a low shot across the face of goal. Danny Welbeck never looks like getting on the end of it, but he seemed to be bundled down to the ground by Gabriel Paletta. Interesting to look at the replays of that one when they come up.
Raheem Sterling carelessly loses the ball and Andrea Pirlo springs Italy forward on the counter. Antonio Candreva is the man to burst forward down the right wing, but he can't find the waiting Mario Balotelli in the middle as Phil Jagielka cuts his pass out.
In response to that fast start from their opponents, Italy are seemingly content to just keep the ball in the middle of the park at the moment. Pirlo and Veratti are seeing plenty of the ball, but they aren't doing too much with it.
After some patient possession play in and around the Italians' penalty box, Glen Johnson decides to go direct and have a pop from range. It isn't his best effort however, and Sirigu watches calmly as the ball trickles behind for a goal kick. Roy Hodgson's men are having the better of things at the moment.
Daniel Sturridge, like Arjen Robben last night, makes up a five-yard deficit by haring past Gabriel Paletta on the right-hand side for England. He gets to the byline, but the experienced duo of Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini are across to stop the Liverpool striker in his tracks. No goals yet, but it's been a very entertaining opening 15 minutes in Manaus.
Italy diffuse a promising move from the Three Lions, but they fail to clear their lines as a casual pass from Matteo Darmian lands at the feet of Welbeck. The Man Utd forward sets his sights and has a dig from 20 yards, but his attempt flies past the far post. We are 12 minutes in, and I can already say this one has goals in it.
Andrea Pirlo is up in arms as he feels Glen Johnson has handled the ball in the area. Replays show Johnson did connect with his arm, but it was down by his side so it would have been a harsh call had it been given. The Italians are having a lot of success down the flanks here - one to look out for.
The Azzurri work a lovely move as a ball from the left is dummied by Andrea Pirlo and runs onto Antonio Candreva. Candreva should really shoot, but he hesitates at the vital moment, and England have enough time to reorganise. This has been a very bright start by both sides inside these first ten minutes.
The Liverpool players are taking it in turns to test Sirigu from range it seems. Jordan Henderson sees an opportunity to let rip, and his shot is decent enough, but is parried clear by the Italy keeper. Soon after Danny Welbeck nearly finds Daniel Sturridge in the area, but Andrea Barzagli is across to cover.
If the Italians didn't know anything about Raheem Sterling before this game, they've just got a little taster. The youngster picks the ball up in space, sprints towards the Italy backline and releases a thunderous shot that ripples the side netting. That had Salvatore Sirigu worried.
Here we go - Italy get us under way in our second Group D game in Manaus. It has been a stellar World Cup up to now - don't let us down lads.
So, the much expected England line-up doesn't come to fruition as Adam Lallana's place in the midfield three behind Daniel Sturridge is taken by Liverpool's Raheem Sterling. Danny Welbeck has indeed recovered from an ankle injury in time to start for the Three Lions as well. Aside from the enforced decision to drop Gianluigi Buffon in goal due to injury, the Italians line up as expected, with Mario Balotelli preferred to Ciro Immobile up top for Cesare Prandelli's men.
England: Hart, Johnson, Baines, Henderson, Cahill, Jagielka, Sterling, Gerrard, Sturridge, Rooney, Welbeck. Subs: Wilshere, Lampard, Smalling, Foster, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Milner, Lambert, Lallana, Barkley, Forster, Shaw. Italy: Sirigu, Darmian, Chiellini, Pirlo, Paletta, Barzagli, Veratti, De Rossi, Balotelli, Marchisio, Candreva. Subs: Buffon, De Sciglio, Motta, Abate, Cassano, Cerci, Perin, Aquilani, Immobile, Parolo, Bonucci, Insigne.
The flags are waving out of car windows, Three Lions On The Shirt is playing on a loop, and talk of penalty shootout disappointments is dominating the nation. All this can only mean one thing – England are about to start their quest to reclaim the World Cup trophy they were last acquainted with in 1966. The first hurdle for Roy Hodgson's side is presented by some familiar foes – Italy outclassed and outpassed the Three Lions two years ago in the European Championship quarter-finals on their way to a final appearance against a rampant Spain. The scent of revenge is in the air in the England camp, while the Azzurri will be hoping to prove their doubters wrong with another dominant performance tonight. After the entertainment that has been provided by Group A and Group B so far, let's hope Group C continues to capture our attention.
A lot can change in two years, and Roy Hodgson has experienced that first hand in the build-up to this World Cup. In his first competition in charge of England, the former Fulham and Liverpool boss had a wealth of experience at his disposal, but a severe lack of young blood. Fast forward to 2014, and the likes of Raheem Sterling, Ross Barkley, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw are threatening to change the status quo and give their manager a plethora of selection headaches that he hasn't had up until now. A win and two draws against Peru, Ecuador and Honduras in their three friendlies has hardly got Three Lions fans brimming with excitement, but there does seem to be a buzz and energy in and around their camp. Can they translate that onto the pitch, or will the Italians break their hearts again?
In contrast to their opponents tonight, Italy have an almost identical look to the one they had two years ago when they reached the final of the European Championships. Aside from the addition of Marco Veratti in midfield, and the unfortunate withdrawal of Riccardo Montolivo due to injury, the Azzurri are taking most of the players that went to Poland and Ukraine with them to Brazil. However, they do have an ace in the hole in the form of new Borussia Dortmund signing Ciro Immobile. The striker was in sparkling form for Torino last season, scoring goals for fun, and he is seriously putting Mario Balotelli's place at the head of the Italian's attack under threat. Whether it be Balotelli or Immobile manager Cesare Prandelli starts up top tonight, he will be hoping they are going to give the England defence, and maybe many more in the latter stages of the tournament, a lot of problems.
Our referee in Manaus tonight will be Holland's Bjorn Kuipers, who is not a stranger to taking charge of big matches. The 41-year-old was famously the man who suspended the match between Ukraine and France at the 2012 European Championships due to an electrical storm, and has officiated UEFA Super Cup, Europa League, Confederations Cup and Champions League finals in the last three years. Kuipers was praised for the way he refereed this year's Champions League showpiece between Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid and is one of the most respected referees in world football. Wikipedia tells me he studied Business Administration at university, so he's probably dead clever as well. Given the refereeing blunders we have seen so far in this tournament, let's hope the man in the middle keeps it smart tonight.
Forward Danny Welbeck will be fit for this match despite the Man Utd man suffering an ankle injury earlier this week, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has not recovered fully enough from a knee issue in time for this clash. Manager Roy Hodgson will also have to pick three from Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley to play behind striker Daniel Sturridge. Meanwhile, Italy might well field three centre-backs after full-back Mattia De Sciglio suffered a thigh strain and have been buoyed by the recent returns of Mario Balotelli (hernia problem) and Marco Veratti (flu). Boss Cesare Prandelli will also have to choose between Balotelli and the in-form Ciro Immobile to play up front for the Azzurri.
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Joe Hart1
Glen Johnson2
Phil Jagielka6
Gary Cahill5
Leighton Baines3
Steven Gerrard4
73' Jordan Henderson14
61' Danny Welbeck11
90+2' Raheem Sterling19
Wayne Rooney10
80' 37' Daniel Sturridge9
Ben Foster13
Fraser Forster22
Chris Smalling12
Phil Jones16
Luke Shaw23
61' Ross Barkley21
80' Adam Lallana20
73' Jack Wilshere7
Frank Lampard8
James Milner17
Rickie Lambert18
12Salvatore Sirigu
4Matteo Darmian
15Andrea Barzagli
20Gabriel Paletta
3Giorgio Chiellini
8Claudio Marchisio 35' 
16Daniele De Rossi
23Marco Verratti 57'
6Antonio Candreva 79'
21Andrea Pirlo
9Mario Balotelli 73' 50' 
13Mattia Perin
7Ignazio Abate
19Leonardo Bonucci
5Thiago Motta 57'
18Marco Parolo 79'
14Alberto Aquilani
17Ciro Immobile 73'
10Antonio Cassano
11Alessio Cerci
22Lorenzo Insigne
Roy Hodgson 
Cesare Prandelli 
1Joe Hart
2Glen Johnson
6Phil Jagielka
5Gary Cahill
3Leighton Baines
4Steven Gerrard
14Jordan Henderson
Substitution Jack Wilshere (on) 73'
11Danny Welbeck
Substitution Ross Barkley (on) 61'
19Raheem Sterling
Yellow Card 90+2'
10Wayne Rooney
9Daniel Sturridge
Substitution Adam Lallana (on) 80'
Goal 37'
13Ben Foster
22Fraser Forster
12Chris Smalling
16Phil Jones
23Luke Shaw
21Ross Barkley
Substitution Ross Barkley (on) 61'
20Adam Lallana
Substitution Adam Lallana (on) 80'
7Jack Wilshere
Substitution Jack Wilshere (on) 73'
8Frank Lampard
17James Milner
18Rickie Lambert
Roy Hodgson 
12Salvatore Sirigu
4Matteo Darmian
15Andrea Barzagli
20Gabriel Paletta
3Giorgio Chiellini
8Claudio Marchisio
Goal 35'
16Daniele De Rossi
23Marco Verratti
Substitution Thiago Motta (on) 57'
6Antonio Candreva
Substitution Marco Parolo (on) 79'
21Andrea Pirlo
9Mario Balotelli
Substitution Ciro Immobile (on) 73'
Goal 50'
13Mattia Perin
7Ignazio Abate
19Leonardo Bonucci
5Thiago Motta
Substitution Marco Verratti (off) 57'
18Marco Parolo
Substitution Antonio Candreva (off) 79'
14Alberto Aquilani
17Ciro Immobile
Substitution Mario Balotelli (off) 73'
10Antonio Cassano
11Alessio Cerci
22Lorenzo Insigne
Cesare Prandelli 
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Team Stats
EnglandENG ItalyITA
1 Goals 2
1 Assists 2
18 Shots 12
8 Shots on Goal 5
3 Saves 7
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
24 Crosses 11
9 Corner Kicks 2
0 Offside 7
8 Fouls Committed 12
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
47% Ball Possession 53%
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Joe Hart 90 - 0 0 2 1
2Glen Johnson 90 0 0 0 - -
3Leighton Baines 90 0 0 0 - -
4Steven Gerrard 90 0 0 0 - -
5Gary Cahill 90 0 0 0 - -
6Phil Jagielka 90 0 0 0 - -
9Daniel Sturridge 80 1 0 0 - -
10Wayne Rooney 90 0 0 0 - -
11Danny Welbeck 61 0 0 0 - -
14Jordan Henderson 73 0 0 0 - -
19Raheem Sterling 90 0 1 0 - -
7Jack Wilshere 17 0 0 0 - -
20Adam Lallana 10 0 0 0 - -
21Ross Barkley 29 0 0 0 - -

No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
12Salvatore Sirigu 90 - 0 0 1 4
3Giorgio Chiellini 90 0 0 0 - -
4Matteo Darmian 90 0 0 0 - -
6Antonio Candreva 79 0 0 0 - -
8Claudio Marchisio 90 1 0 0 - -
9Mario Balotelli 73 1 0 0 - -
15Andrea Barzagli 90 0 0 0 - -
16Daniele De Rossi 90 0 0 0 - -
20Gabriel Paletta 90 0 0 0 - -
21Andrea Pirlo 90 0 0 0 - -
23Marco Verratti 57 0 0 0 - -
5Thiago Motta 33 0 0 0 - -
17Ciro Immobile 17 0 0 0 - -
18Marco Parolo 11 0 0 0 - -
EnglandENG vs. ItalyITA
Minute Event
90' Game Over  England 1-2 Italy
90' Half Over  England 1-2 Italy
90' Throw-In  Leighton Baines (England)
90' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (England)
90' Shot  Andrea Pirlo (Italy)
90' Free Kick  Andrea Pirlo (Italy)
90' Foul  Thiago Motta fouled by Gary Cahill (England)
90' Yellow Card  Raheem Sterling (England)
90' Foul  Parolo fouled by Raheem Sterling (England)
90' Cross  Raheem Sterling (England) - Clearance Out of Play
90' Offside  Ciro Immobile (Italy)
90' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
90' Shot  Raheem Sterling (England)
89' Corner Kick  Steven Gerrard (England) - Headed Out - In Play
89' Shot on Goal  Raheem Sterling (England)
88' Throw-In  Leighton Baines (England)
87' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
87' Shot  Wayne Rooney (England)
87' Offside  Ciro Immobile (Italy)
86' Offside  Ciro Immobile (Italy)
86' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
85' Shot  Steven Gerrard (England)
85' Free Kick  Steven Gerrard (England)
84' Foul  Lallana fouled by Daniele De Rossi (Italy)
83' Foul  Cahill fouled by Ciro Immobile (Italy)
83' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
83' Cross  Raheem Sterling (England) - Directly Out
82' Throw-In  Phil Jagielka (England)
82' Throw-In  Matteo Darmian (Italy)
81' Throw-In  Leighton Baines (England)
81' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
81' Cross  Glen Johnson (England) - Directly Out
80' Throw-In  Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
80' Substitution  Adam Lallana (on). Sturridge (off). (England)
79' Substitution  Marco Parolo (on). Candreva (off). (Italy)
77' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
77' Corner Kick  Wayne Rooney (England) - Directly Out
77' Shot on Goal  Leighton Baines (England)
77' Free Kick  Leighton Baines (England)
75' Foul  Sturridge fouled by Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
74' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
73' Substitution  Jack Wilshere (on). Henderson (off). (England)
73' Substitution  Ciro Immobile (on). Balotelli (off). (Italy)
72' Shot  Glen Johnson (England)
72' Corner Kick  Leighton Baines (England)
72' Corner Kick  Leighton Baines (England) - Clearance Out of Play
69' Foul  Balotelli fouled by Phil Jagielka (England)
69' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (England)
68' Shot  Antonio Candreva (Italy)
67' Corner Kick  Leighton Baines (England) - Defended by Keeper
66' Cross  Raheem Sterling (England) - Clearance Out of Play
65' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (England)
64' Shot on Goal  Ross Barkley (England)
64' Shot on Goal  Matteo Darmian (Italy)
63' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
62' Shot  Wayne Rooney (England)
61' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
61' Substitution  Ross Barkley (on). Welbeck (off). (England)
61' Shot  Daniel Sturridge (England)
60' Cross  Antonio Candreva (Italy) - Defended by Keeper
59' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
59' Cross  Danny Welbeck (England)
59' Foul  Welbeck fouled by Andrea Barzagli (Italy)
58' Foul  Chiellini fouled by Wayne Rooney (England)
58' Offside  Mario Balotelli (Italy)
57' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
57' Substitution  Thiago Motta (on). Verratti (off). (Italy)
56' Corner Kick  Steven Gerrard (England) - Headed Out - In Play
55' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (England)
55' Shot on Goal  Raheem Sterling (England)
55' Cross  Glen Johnson (England) - Clearance In Play
54' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
54' Shot  Wayne Rooney (England)
53' Offside  Mario Balotelli (Italy)
50' Goal  Mario Balotelli (Italy). Assist by Candreva
50' Shot on Goal  Mario Balotelli (Italy)
50' Cross  Antonio Candreva (Italy) - On Target
50' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
49' Corner Kick  Leighton Baines (England) - Directly Out
49' Shot on Goal  Daniel Sturridge (England)
48' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (England)
48' Offside  Mario Balotelli (Italy)
47' Throw-In  Leighton Baines (England)
47' Throw-In  Leighton Baines (England)
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  England 1-1 Italy
45' Foul  Jagielka fouled by Marco Verratti (Italy)
45' Shot  Antonio Candreva (Italy)
45' Corner Kick  Andrea Pirlo (Italy)
45' Shot on Goal  Mario Balotelli (Italy)
45' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (England)
45' Shot  Matteo Darmian (Italy)
44' Cross  Antonio Candreva (Italy) - Defended by Keeper
43' Cross  Antonio Candreva (Italy) - Clearance In Play
42' Cross  Wayne Rooney (England) - Defended by Keeper
41' Shot on Goal  Jordan Henderson (England)
41' Offside  Antonio Candreva (Italy)
40' Foul  Gerrard fouled by Daniele De Rossi (Italy)
37' Goal  Daniel Sturridge (England). Assist by Rooney
37' Shot on Goal  Daniel Sturridge (England)
37' Cross  Wayne Rooney (England) - On Target
37' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
35' Goal  Claudio Marchisio (Italy). Assist by Verratti
35' Shot on Goal  Claudio Marchisio (Italy)
34' Corner Kick  Antonio Candreva (Italy)
34' Cross  Antonio Candreva (Italy) - Clearance Out of Play
33' Cross  Matteo Darmian (Italy)
32' Cross  Steven Gerrard (England) - Defended by Keeper
32' Free Kick  Steven Gerrard (England)
32' Foul  Rooney fouled by Daniele De Rossi (Italy)
31' Foul  Chiellini fouled by Raheem Sterling (England)
30' Foul  Johnson fouled by Claudio Marchisio (Italy)
30' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (England)
29' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (England)
28' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (England)
28' Throw-In  Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
28' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (England)
28' Shot  Antonio Candreva (Italy)
26' Foul  Sterling fouled by Matteo Darmian (Italy)
26' Throw-In  Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
25' Corner Kick  Leighton Baines (England) - Defended by Keeper
24' Corner Kick  Steven Gerrard (England)
24' Cross  Danny Welbeck (England) - Clearance Out of Play
23' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (England)
23' Shot  Mario Balotelli (Italy)
22' Throw-In  Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
22' Cross  Raheem Sterling (England)
19' Foul  Verratti fouled by Jordan Henderson (England)
19' Shot on Goal  Antonio Candreva (Italy)
17' Foul  Welbeck fouled by Marco Verratti (Italy)
17' Cross  Antonio Candreva (Italy) - Defended by Keeper
16' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
16' Shot  Glen Johnson (England)
15' Foul  Johnson fouled by Claudio Marchisio (Italy)
14' Foul  Verratti fouled by Raheem Sterling (England)
13' Foul  Claudio Marchisio (Italy)
13' Cross  Antonio Candreva (Italy) - Defended by Keeper
12' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
11' Shot  Danny Welbeck (England)
9' Cross  Glen Johnson (England) - Defended by Keeper
9' Cross  Matteo Darmian (Italy) - Clearance In Play
8' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (England)
8' Shot  Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
5' Shot on Goal  Jordan Henderson (England)
5' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (England)
4' Goal Kick  Salvatore Sirigu (Italy)
4' Shot  Raheem Sterling (England)
3' Throw-In  Matteo Darmian (Italy)
3' Cross  Matteo Darmian (Italy) - Clearance Out of Play
3' Throw-In  Glen Johnson (England)
2' Foul  Chiellini fouled by Glen Johnson (England)
1' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (England)
1' Throw-In  Matteo Darmian (Italy)
1' Start Half 
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