Malta v Italy, 26 March 2013

Score2-0 to Italy
Referee Serdar Gözübüyük
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Europe group B
VenueNational Stadium, Ta'Qali
Attendance17,011
Kick-off: 8.45pm local

0  Malta

Manager: Pietro Ghedin

2  Italy

Manager: Cesare Prandelli

Goals:

Goals:

Mario Balotelli penalty 8 P
Mario Balotelli 45 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Justin Haber
Defender Ryan Camilleri
Defender Luke Dimech
Defender Alex Muscat
Defender/Midfielder Roderick Briffa
Defender/Midfielder Jonathan Caruana
Defender/Midfielder Clayton Failla
Defender/Midfielder Edward Herrera
Midfielder Gareth Sciberras
Forward Michael Mifsud (captain)
Forward André Schembri

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (captain)
Defender Ignazio Abate
Defender Andrea Barzagli
Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy
Midfielder Claudio Marchisio
Midfielder Riccardo Montolivo
Forward Mario Balotelli
Forward Andrea Pirlo

Substitutions:

Andrew Cohen for Clayton Failla 82
Terence Vella for Michael Mifsud 88

Substitutions:

Antonio Candreva for Emanuele Giaccherini 61
Alessio Cerci for Stephan El Shaarawy 76
Alberto Gilardino for Mario Balotelli 86

Cards:

Cards:

Gianluigi Buffon 16 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Andrew Hogg
Defender Andrei Agius
Defender Jacob Borg
Midfielder Andrew Cohen
Midfielder Paul Fenech
Midfielder Rowen Muscat
Forward Ryan Fenech
Forward Terence Vella

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Luca Antonelli
Defender Christian Maggio
Defender Andrea Ranocchia
Defender/Midfielder Alessandro Florenzi
Midfielder Antonio Candreva
Midfielder Alessandro Diamanti
Midfielder Andrea Poli
Forward Alessio Cerci