Italy march on after big win

Italy booked a semi-final spot in the European Under 21 Championship after a 4-0 hammering of 10-man Israel in Group A.

Last Updated: 08/06/13 at 21:33 Post Comment

Manolo Gabbiadini: Celebrates after scoring Italy's third goal in the 4-0 wi

Manolo Gabbiadini: Celebrates after scoring Italy's third goal in the 4-0 wi

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Riccardo Saponara opened the scoring for Italy before Israel had Eyal Golasa sent off for a robust challenge on the goalscorer.

Manolo Gabbiadini then scored either side of half-time before Alessandro Florenzi rounded off the scoring as Italy built on a 1-0 win over England in their opening match.

Italy were denied the opening goal on 11 minutes when Israel keeper Boris Klaiman kept out Lorenzo Insigne's shot, but the Azzurrini were in front seven minutes later.

Insigne's floated pass picked out Ciro Immobile inside the penalty area and his lay-off was fired home first time by Saponara.

Israel had an immediate chance to hit back, but Alon Turgeman failed to find a clean connection after being teed up by Mohammed Kalibat.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men eight minutes before half-time when Golasa was shown a straight red card for a sliding two-footed challenge on Saponara.

The injured Insigne was replaced by Fausto Rossi and Italy scored a second goal on 42 minutes when Immobile was again involved as he flicked the ball to Gabbiadini to drive home from 20 yards.

The Italians were now in cruise control and made it 3-0 on 53 minutes when Gabbiadini drilled home a wicked, low free-kick from 25 yards into the bottom corner.

And the rout was completed with 20 minutes to go when Florenzi's attempted one-two came back to him and he slipped the ball through a defender's legs before calmly finishing past Klaiman.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Footer 365

Premier League: Man United concerned by Radamel Falcao's fitness

Louis van Gaal has delayed his decision on whether to buy Radamel Falcao because of the latest injury to the Manchester United striker.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini wants more from Yaya Toure and Fernandinho

Manuel Pellegrini wants Yaya Toure and Fernandinho to remind people how potent they can be for Manchester City.

Premier League: Sam Allardyce not looking to go long as Andy Carroll returns

Sam Allardyce is not planning any major changes to West Ham's style of play as Andy Carroll prepares to return.

Mail Box

A Funny Mail About Line Dancing & More

We have some great responses to young Jack's question about how readers first got into football. Plus, finally some intelligent thoughts on Dave Whelan's outburst...

United Fans Would Gladly Take Wilshere

That's the message to any Arsenal fans who don't appreciate the midfielder. Plus, plenty on everyone's current favourite football club chairman and a wee question about fandom...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property