Italy v Republic of Ireland, 18 June 2012

Score2-0 to Italy
RefereeCuneyt Cakir
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Finals Group C
VenueMiejski Stadion, Poznan
Attendance44,416
Kick-off: 8.45pm local (7.45pm BST)

2  Italy

Manager: Cesare Prandelli

0  Republic of Ireland

Manager: Giovanni Trapattoni

Goals:

Antonio Cassano 35 G
Mario Balotelli 90 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
Defender Ignazio Abate
Defender Andrea Barzagli
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi
Midfielder Claudio Marchisio
Midfielder Thiago Motta
Forward Antonio Cassano
Forward Andrea Pirlo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Shay Given
Defender John O'Shea
Defender/Centre back Richard Dunne
Defender/Midfielder Stephen Ward
Midfielder Keith Andrews
Midfielder Aiden McGeady
Midfielder Glenn Whelan
Midfielder/Forward Damien Duff
Forward Kevin Doyle
Forward Robbie Keane

Substitutions:

Leonardo Bonucci for Giorgio Chiellini 57
Alessandro Diamanti for Antonio Cassano 63
Mario Balotelli for Antonio Di Natale 74

Substitutions:

Shane Long for Aiden McGeady 65
Jon Walters for Kevin Doyle 76
Simon Cox for Robbie Keane 86

Cards:

Federico Balzaretti 28 Y
Daniele De Rossi 71 Y
Gianluigi Buffon 73 Y

Cards:

Keith Andrews 37 Y
John O'Shea 39 Y
Sean St Ledger-Hall 84 Y
Keith Andrews 89 Y
Keith Andrews 89 R

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Defender Christian Maggio
Defender Angelo Ogbonna
Midfielder Alessandro Diamanti
Midfielder Riccardo Montolivo
Midfielder Antonio Nocerino
Forward Mario Balotelli
Forward Fabio Borini

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Forde
Goalkeeper Kieren Westwood
Defender Paul McShane
Defender Darren O'Dea
Defender/Full back Stephen Kelly
Midfielder Darron Gibson
Midfielder Paul Green
Midfielder Stephen Hunt
Midfielder/Forward James McClean
Midfielder/Forward Jon Walters
Forward Simon Cox
Forward Shane Long