FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Result MACEDONIA 2 – 3 ITALY, Sunday 9 October 2016

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34% Ball Possession MACEDONIA and 66% Ball Possession ITALY

Macedonia Macedonia 2 – 3 Italy

57′ Ilija Nestoroski            24′ Andrea Belotti
59′ Ferhan Hasani            75′ Ciro Immobile
.                                                91′ Ciro Immobile
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Stats: FIFA Coca Cola World Ranking
Italy, 13th position with 1124 points
Macedonia, 146th position with 211 points

Italy with a spectacular away victory grabbig the full 3 points in the agonizing 91st minute.   Italy making a comeback after being down by 1 goal to win the match.  After Matchday 3, Italy is in the second position with 7 points and a positive goal difference of +3.   Spain in the first position with 7 points and a positive goal difference of +10.   Brilliant performance by the combo Ciro Immobile-Antonio Candreva author of the last 2 goals and assists, respectively.

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UEFA WORLD CUP QUALIFYING – Matchday 3 – Standing GROUP G Overall Home Away
POS TEAM P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A GD PTS
1 Spain 3 2 1 0 11 1 1 0 0 8 0 1 1 0 3 1 10 7
2 Italy 3 2 1 0 7 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 6 3 3 7
3 Albania 3 2 0 1 4 3 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 1 6
4 Israel 3 2 0 1 5 5 1 0 1 3 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 6
5 Macedonia 3 0 0 3 4 7 0 0 2 3 5 0 0 1 1 2 -3 0
6 Liechtenstein 3 0 0 3 1 12 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 10 -11 0

 

Italy opening the score in the 24th minute following a corner conceded by Martin Bogatinov.     It is Federico Bernardeschi to provide the assist to Andrea Belotti to delight the Italian fans with his right footed shot goal in the high center.

 

Super jump by Andrea Belotti celebrating his goal against Macedonia

 

Macedonia equalizing for the 1-1 in the 57th minute.   It is forward  Ilija Nestorovski, who plays for Palermo, defeating Italy goalkeeper Gigi Buffon with a  right footed shot in the bottom right corner.

Something  going wild.   Macedonia in 2 minutes scoring 2 goals!!!!!!   Italy’s defense better wake up……   Imagine, in the 59th minute,  Ferhan Hasanbreaking the lock to give Macedonia the lead for the 2-1 scoring with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner.

Italy equalizing for the 2-2 in the 75th minute.   Total joy seeing forward Ciro Immobile to level the score defeating Macedonia goalkeeper with a left footed shot in the bottom left corner.   The assist is by Antonio Candreva.

An incredible thriller!    Italy scoring the winnere goal in the 91st minute.   You bet not only Italian players are celebrating this goal, but also the fans!   It is forward Ciro Immobile to give Italy this precious victory with a headed shot.   Perfect assist is by Antoino Candreva.

 

Here is MACEDONIA official starting lineup by coach Angelovski:

MACEDONIA (3-5-2): Bogatinov; Mojsov, Šikov, Ristevski; Ristovski, Spirovski,Hasani, Zhuta, Alioski; Nestorovski, Pandev.

Here is ITALY official starting lineup by coach Gian Piero Ventura:

ITALY (3-5-2): Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Candreva, Bernardeschi, Verratti, Bonaventura, De Sciglio; Immobile, Belotti.

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Photos of the match Macedonia  – Italy courtesy by  facebook.com/NazionaleCalcio

Italy official starting lineup against Macedonia

 

Macedonia and Genoa player Goran Pandev  challenged by Italian forward Marco Verratti.

 

 

 

 

 

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Matchday 3

Macedonia 2 – 3 Italy
Sunday 9 October 2016
Philip II Arena
Skopje, Macedonia

20:45

Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant referees: Hessel Steegstra (NED) and Mario Diks (NED)
Fourth official: Richard Liesveld (NED)

Goals:

Official lineups – formations:

MACEDONIA (3-5-2): Bogatinov; Mojsov, Šikov, Ristevski; Ristovski, Spirovski,Hasani, Zhuta, Alioski; Nestorovski, Pandev.

Subs: Zahov, Siskovski, Tričkovski, Ibraimi, Trajčevski, Gjorgjev, Stjepanović, Jahović, Petrović.

Coach: Angelovski.

ITALY (3-5-2): Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Romagnoli; Candreva, Bernardeschi, Verratti, Bonaventura, De Sciglio; Immobile, Belotti.

Subs: Donnarumma, Perin, Criscito, Darmian, Ogbonna, Astori, Florenzi, De Rossi, Parolo, Sansone, Benassi, Eder.

Coach: Gian Piero Ventura.