Italy 2 - 0 Republic of Ireland | 2012 - UEFA Euro | 2003340

UEFA European ChampionshipFinal Tournament | Stadion Miejski, Poznan
18 June 2012 - 20:45CET

Italy 2 - 0 Republic of Ireland

Cassano(35) Balotelli(90) Full-time
Italy Republic of Ireland

Tactical Lineups

Italy

1 Buffon (G)(C) 3 Chiellini 5 Thiago Motta 6 Balzaretti 7 Abate 8 Marchisio 10 Cassano 11 Di Natale 15 Barzagli 16 De Rossi 21 Pirlo

Substitutes

  • 12 Salvatore Sirigu (G)
  • 14 Morgan De Sanctis (G)
  • 2 Christian Maggio
  • 4 Angelo Ogbonna
  • 9 Mario Balotelli
  • 13 Emanuele Giaccherini
  • 17 Fabio Borini
  • 18 Riccardo Montolivo
  • 19 Leonardo Bonucci
  • 20 Sebastian Giovinco
  • 22 Alessandro Diamanti
  • 23 Antonio Nocerino

Republic of Ireland

1 Given (G) 2 St Ledger 3 Ward 4 O'Shea 5 Dunne 6 Whelan 7 McGeady 8 Andrews 9 Doyle 10 Keane 11 Duff (C)

Officials

  • Referee Cüneyt Çakır
  • Assistant Referee Bahattin Duran
  • Assistant Referee Tarik Ongun
  • Additional Assistant Referee Hüseyin Göçek
  • Additional Assistant Referee Bülent Yıldırım
  • 4th Referee Viktor Shvetsov
  • Reserve Official Oleksandr Voytyuk
  • Uefa Delegate Adonis Procopiou
  • Referee Observer Jozef Marko
  • Konrad Sapela
  • Helmut Spahn

Minute by Minute Commentary

  • The match is under way.
  • 1" Daniele De Rossi (Italy) misses the target.
  • 3" Federico Balzaretti (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland).
  • 4" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 5" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Andrea Pirlo (Italy).
  • 5" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 7" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 9" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 10" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 10" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 10" Daniele De Rossi (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland).
  • 10" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 11" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 11" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 12" Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Federico Balzaretti (Italy).
  • 12" Federico Balzaretti (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 12" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 12" Federico Balzaretti (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 17" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 18" Federico Balzaretti (Italy) misses the target.
  • 18" Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) fouls.
  • 19" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 19" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Andrea Barzagli (Italy).
  • 19" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 20" Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 21" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 24" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 24" Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 26" Andrea Barzagli (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland).
  • 26" Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 26" Claudio Marchisio (Italy) fouls.
  • 27" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 27" Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Giorgio Chiellini (Italy).
  • 27" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 28" Antonio Di Natale (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 28" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 28" Federico Balzaretti (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Aiden McGeady (Republic of Ireland).
  • 28" Federico Balzaretti (Italy) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 29" Kevin Doyle (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 29" Andrea Barzagli (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 30" Antonio Di Natale (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 30" Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 31" Federico Balzaretti (Italy) is flagged for offside.
  • 32" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 33" Antonio Di Natale (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 33" Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 34" Antonio Di Natale (Italy) has an attempt on goal.
  • 34" Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 35" Antonio Cassano (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 35" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 35" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 35" Antonio Cassano (Italy) scores!
  • 37" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Andrea Pirlo (Italy).
  • 37" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is shown a yellow card.
  • 38" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 38" Kevin Doyle (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 38" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Federico Balzaretti (Italy).
  • 39" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 39" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 39" Antonio Cassano (Italy) fouls.
  • 40" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 40" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Thiago Motta (Italy).
  • 40" Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 41" Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 41" Andrea Barzagli (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 43" Daniele De Rossi (Italy) has an attempt on goal.
  • 43" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 44" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 44" Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kevin Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 44" Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • The referee blows for half-time.
  • The second half begins.
  • 47" Antonio Di Natale (Italy) has an attempt on goal.
  • 47" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 48" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 49" Antonio Cassano (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 49" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 49" Federico Balzaretti (Italy) misses the target.
  • 50" Kevin Doyle (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 51" Daniele De Rossi (Italy) misses the target.
  • 52" Claudio Marchisio (Italy) fouls.
  • 52" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 53" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 53" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 54" Antonio Di Natale (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 54" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 57" Leonardo Bonucci (in) - Giorgio Chiellini (out) (Italy)
  • 57" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Daniele De Rossi (Italy).
  • 57" Antonio Di Natale (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 57" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Antonio Cassano (Italy).
  • 57" Federico Balzaretti (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 58" Claudio Marchisio (Italy) misses the target.
  • 58" Kevin Doyle (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 58" Claudio Marchisio (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 60" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) has an effort on goal.
  • 60" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 60" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Thiago Motta (Italy).
  • 60" Daniele De Rossi (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 61" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Federico Balzaretti (Italy).
  • 62" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 62" Antonio Di Natale (Italy) misses the target.
  • 63" Alessandro Diamanti (in) - Antonio Cassano (out) (Italy)
  • 63" Alessandro Diamanti (Italy) fouls.
  • 63" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 63" Antonio Di Natale (Italy) is flagged for offside.
  • 64" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 64" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) misses the target.
  • 65" Shane Long (in) - Aiden McGeady (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 65" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 66" Alessandro Diamanti (Italy) has an attempt on goal.
  • 66" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 67" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) delivers the corner.
  • 67" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 67" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 67" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Andrea Pirlo (Italy).
  • 67" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 68" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alessandro Diamanti (Italy).
  • 69" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) delivers the free-kick wide.
  • 70" Ignazio Abate (Italy) fouls.
  • 70" Stephen Ward (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 70" Shane Long (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Daniele De Rossi (Italy).
  • 71" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 71" Daniele De Rossi (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kevin Doyle (Republic of Ireland).
  • 71" Daniele De Rossi (Italy) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 72" Glenn Whelan (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 72" Thiago Motta (Italy) fouls.
  • 73" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 73" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) is shown a yellow card.
  • 74" Mario Balotelli (in) - Antonio Di Natale (out) (Italy)
  • 75" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the corner.
  • 75" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Gianluigi Buffon (Italy).
  • 75" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 76" Thiago Motta (Italy) is flagged for offside.
  • 76" Jon Walters (in) - Kevin Doyle (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 76" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 77" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mario Balotelli (Italy).
  • 77" Alessandro Diamanti (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 77" Alessandro Diamanti (Italy) fouls.
  • 79" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 79" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 80" Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 80" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 81" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Federico Balzaretti (Italy).
  • 81" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 81" Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland) is flagged for offside.
  • 82" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 83" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Alessandro Diamanti (Italy).
  • 83" Claudio Marchisio (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 83" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) fouls.
  • 84" Sean St Ledger (Republic of Ireland) is booked.
  • 85" Alessandro Diamanti (Italy) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 85" John O'Shea (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 85" Leonardo Bonucci (Italy) misses the target.
  • 86" Simon Cox (in) - Robbie Keane (out) (Republic of Ireland)
  • 86" Jon Walters (Republic of Ireland) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 86" Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 88" Mario Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 88" Shay Given (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 89" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is penalised for a foul on Andrea Pirlo (Italy).
  • 89" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 89" Keith Andrews (Republic of Ireland) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
  • 89" Daniele De Rossi (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 90" Mario Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 90" Richard Dunne (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 90" Alessandro Diamanti (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 90" Mario Balotelli (Italy) scores!
  • 90+1" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 90+1" Leonardo Bonucci (Italy) misses the target.
  • 90+2" Ignazio Abate (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland).
  • 90+3" Damien Duff (Republic of Ireland) takes the free-kick.
  • 90+3" Mario Balotelli (Italy) misses the target.
  • 90+3" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 90+3" Alessandro Diamanti (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+3" @@player1 (Republic of Ireland) blocks a shot.
  • 90+3" Andrea Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • The final whistle is blown.

Match Statistics

  • Italy
  • Republic of Ireland

Percentage Possession

59% 41%

Shots on Target

17 2

Shots off Target

10 4

Fouls Committed

15 23
  • Italy

    Republic of Ireland

  • 2Goals0
  • 3Yellow Card(s)4
  • 0Red Card(s)1
  • 17Shots on Goal2
  • 10Shots Wide4
  • 0Shot(s) Blocked0
  • 2Save(s)15
  • 27Total Shots6
  • 15Fouls Committed23
  • 12Corner(s)5
  • 3Offside(s)7