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September 7, 2010 2:45 PM EDT
Stadio Franchi - Firenze
Referee:‬ Kulbakov (BLR)‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Italy 5-0 Faroe Islands

Cesare Prandelli's side thrashed the Faroe Islands in a dominant display during their Group C encounter. Goal.com rates the players on show.

By David Schiavone

  • Emiliano Viviano
    12
    2
    0.00

    Emiliano Viviano

    A mere spectator. Couldn't have asked for an easier match.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    17
    1
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    Had little to do all night.

  • Luca Antonelli
    17
    0
    3.50

    Luca Antonelli

    Solid at the back and charged forward at every opportunity, getting a nice assist for De Rossi's goal in the process.

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    16
    1
    3.00

    Leonardo Bonucci

    As with Chiellini, nothing at all troubled the Juventus defender.

  • Lorenzo De Silvestri
    14
    1
    3.00

    Lorenzo De Silvestri

    Operated more as a right winger as Italy camped themselves in the Faroes half.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    17
    0
    3.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    Much better from the Fiorentina man, linked up well with the front three even breaking ahead of them on occasion. His good work led to Italy's fourth.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    15
    1
    3.50

    Daniele De Rossi

    Combined well with Pirlo and got himself on a scoresheet. A good night's work.

  • Andrea Pirlo
    44
    2
    3.50

    Andrea Pirlo

    Magnificent performance from the Milan man. Controlled the tempo of the game and capped his performance with a trademark free-kick.

  • Giuseppe Rossi
    16
    2
    3.00

    Giuseppe Rossi

    Was a menace in the first half, but has a tendency to shoot on sight. Hooked early in the second half.

  • Alberto Gilardino
    14
    4
    3.50

    Alberto Gilardino

    Scored a nice header and played well causing the Faroes problems with his physicality. Taken off for Pazzini early in the second half.

  • Antonio Cassano
    52
    2
    4.00

    Antonio Cassano Top of the Match

    The brains behind the Azzurri, almost every attack went though the Sampdoria star and he took is goal magnificently.

Substitutions

  • Giampaolo Pazzini
    12
    2
    3.00

    Giampaolo Pazzini

    Worked hard when brought on, but we are still to see the Sampdoria Pazzini for the Azzurri.

  • Fabio Quagliarella
    23
    2
    3.50

    Fabio Quagliarella

    Booed when he came on, for his Juventus connection but had the crowd cheering as he poked home the fourth.

  • Angelo Palombo
    11
    1
    3.00

    Angelo Palombo

    Slotted in well when he came on and hit a few long rangers.

  • Gunnar Nielsen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gunnar Nielsen

    Made a few routine saves but conceded five and could have done better with at least three.

  • Egil á Bø
    1
    1
    2.00

    Egil á Bø Flop of the Match

    Had to deal with De Silvestri and Rossi. Couldn't cope as Italy got behind him time and time again. Lost Gilardino for the opener.

  • Hendrik Rubeksen
    0
    1
    2.50

    Hendrik Rubeksen

    Was bypassed to easily as Cassano, Pirlo and company picked holes in the defense.

  • Johan Davidsen
    0
    2
    2.50

    Johan Davidsen

    Was dominated in the middle of the park by Italy's three men and barely touched the ball.

  • Atli Gregersen
    0
    2
    2.50

    Atli Gregersen

    Fairly decent in the air but gifted De Rossi a second chance to score.

  • Christian Mouritsen
    0
    2
    2.50

    Christian Mouritsen

    Was isolated up front and dropped back into midfield to help his team out. On the rare occasions the Faroes did get forward he was wasteful.

  • Frodi Benjaminsen
    0
    1
    2.50

    Frodi Benjaminsen

    Italy's three center midfielders had him chasing shadows all night.

  • J.I. Petersen
    0
    2
    2.50

    J.I. Petersen

    Couldn't halt an impressive Antonelli getting forward and was even less effective when attacking.

  • Símun Samuelsen
    0
    2
    2.50

    Símun Samuelsen

    The best player they had by some distance. He worked hard and gave the defense some respite as he took the ball forward, but lacked help as his efforts went to waste. Faded in the second period.

  • Bogi Lokin
    0
    2
    2.50

    Bogi Lokin

    The weak spot in an already porous defense. Cassano give the right back a torrid time all night in particular when he turned him before scoring. Hooked in the second half.

  • Johan Edmundsson
    1
    1
    2.50

    Johan Edmundsson

    Worked hard but lost upfront on his own against Bonucci and Chiellni.

Substitutions

  • Jónas Tór Næs
    0
    2
    2.50

    Jónas Tór Næs

    Came on for Christian Mouritsen but the Faroes had already given up.

  • Daniel Udsen
    1
    2
    0.00

    Daniel Udsen

    Late replacement for Johan Edmundsson

  • Christian Lamhauge Holst
    0
    3
    2.50

    Christian Lamhauge Holst

    On for Bogi Lokin but added little.

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