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Euro 2000 Qualifying Group 1. Italy v Wales

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Match Report

Wales were totally outclassed by Italy in Bologna, were it not for Paul Jones we could have conceded a lot more.

Three first half goals from Christian Vieri, Filippo Inzaghi and Paolo Maldini sealed the fate of this Euro 2000 qualifier before half-time. Enrico Chiesa added a splendid fourth just before the end to complete a disappointing night.

Key moments
First Half
6 mins: Vieri was left alone in the six-yard box to power home a Diego Fuser corner.
36 mins: Inzaghi shrugged off Andy Melville in the box and struck a shot past Paul Jones.
39 mins: Vieri was through on the left to set up a simple tap in for Maldini

Half time score 3- 0

Second Half
58 mins: John Robinson cut in from the left, fed Gary Speed and a left foot drive flashed narrowly over the bar
Paul Jones made some fine saves from Montella, Negro and Di Livio
89 mins: A stunning 30-yard right foot shot from substitute Enrico Chiesa dipped and swerved over Paul Jones into the net

Team line-ups
Italy Wales
1 Buffon 1 Jones
2 Panucci 2 Robinson
3 Maldini 3 Barnard
4 Albertini 4 Page
5 Cannavaro 5 Melville
6 Negro 6 Williams
7 Fuser 7 Bellamy
8 Conte 8 Saunders
9 Inzaghi 9 Giggs
10 Vieri 10 Hughes
11 Di Francesco 11 Speed
12 Toldo 12 Jenkins
13 Pancaro 13 Legg
14 Di Livio 14 Coates
15 Ambrosini 15 Symons
16 Giannichedda 16 Pembridge
17 Montella 17 Hartson
18 Chiesa 21 Crossley

Match details
Half-time 3 - 0
Full-time 4 - 0
Date 05.06.1999
Kick off 20:45
Venue Renato Dall'Ara Stadium
City / town Bologna
Attendance 12,392
Referee Edgar Steinborn, Germany

Match facts
6'  Vieri
36'  Inzaghi
39'  Maldini
45'  Montella (Vieri)
45'  Hartson (Saunders)
67'  Di Livio (Fuser)
77'  Jenkins (Robinson)
80'  Pembridge (Bellamy)
81'  Chiesa (Inzaghi)
89'  Chiesa

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