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657: 25 March 2021

656 vs Romania - 657 658 vs USA
2022 FIFA World Cup - European Qualifying Group C
Thur 25th March 2021. KO: 20.45 local time
ITALY (ITA) 2-0 NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR)
(H/T 2-0)

Venue: Stadio Ennio Tardini, Parma (announcement)
Attendance: Behind closed doors due to Covid-19
RefereeAli Palabiyik (TUR)
Assistant Referees: Kerem Ersoy (TUR), Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell (SVN)
Goals: ITA D Berardi (14),  C Immobile (38)

NORTHERN IRELAND: 4-4-2 (white shirts, navy shorts, mint socks)
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Steven Davis
Team
Peacock-Farrell; Smith, J. Evans, Cathcart, Dallas; McNair, C. Evans [Saville (45)], Davis, McCann [Thompson (78)]; Whyte [Lavery (64)], Magennis [Lafferty (78)]
Unused subs: Hazard (gk), Hughes (gk), McGinn, Ballard, Brown, Ferguson, McLaughlin, Kennedy
Booked: Saville (47), Thompson (90+3)


ITALY: 4-3-3 (blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks)
Coach: Roberto Mancini
Captain: Giorgio Chiellini
Team: Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson [Spinazzola (75)]; Pellegrini [Barella 64)], Locatelli [Pessina (84)], Verratti; BERARDI [Chiesa (75)], Immobile, Insigne [Grifo (84)]
Unused subs: Sirigu, Di Lorenzo, Belotti, Cragno, Acerbi, Bernardeschi, Mancini.
Booked: none





Match Report:

Match Programme/Teamsheets:


Northern Ireland Squad: (BBC)
Goalkeepers: Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Burnley), Conor Hazard (Celtic), Nathan Gartside (Derry City), Liam Hughes* (Liverpool)
Defenders: Jonathan Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United), Daniel Ballard (Arsenal - on loan at Blackpool), Ciaron Brown (Cardiff City)
Midfielders: Steven Davis (Rangers), Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Middlesbrough),  Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Alistair McCann (St Johnstone), Matthew Kennedy (Aberdeen)
Forwards: Kyle Lafferty (Kilmarnock), Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Liam Boyce (Heart of Midlothian), Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City - on loan at Hull City), Shayne Lavery* (Linfield), Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley)

*late call-ups

Italy Squad: (FIGC)
Goalkeepers: Alessio Cragno (Cagliari), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino);
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter)*, Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea), Gian Marco Ferrari (Sassuolo), Alessandro Florenzi (Paris Saint Germain), Manuel Lazzari (Lazio), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta);
Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter)*, Gaetano Castrovilli (Fiorentina), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Rolando Mandragora (Torino), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Matteo Ricci (Spezia)*, Stefano Sensi (Inter)*, Roberto Soriano (Bologna), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain);
Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Francesco Caputo (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma), Vincenzo Grifo (Friburgo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Moise Bioty Kean (Paris Saint Germain).

Notes

  • Steven Davis wins his 125th cap, equalling England's Peter Shilton's British record. 

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