Euro 2012 qualifier: Italy 5-0 Faroe Islands

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Italy continued their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with another win, seeing off the Faroe Islands with a comprehensive 5-0 win in Florence.

At his home ground, Fiorentina's Alberto Gilardino opened the scoring in the 11th minute, meeting a corner from Andrea Pirlo with a header by the far post.

Daniele De Rossi doubled the lead in the 22nd minute with a shot from the center of the penalty area before Antonio Cassano put Italy 3-0 ahead five minutes later.

Substitute Fabio Quagliarella added the fourth from close range on 81 minutes and Pirlo completed the rout with a well-taken free-kick in the 90th minute.


Italy: Emiliano Viviano; Lorenzo De Silvestri, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Luca Antonelli; Daniele De Rossi (Angelo Palombo, 75), Riccardo Montolivo, Andrea Pirlo; Antonio Cassano, Alberto Gilardino (Giampaolo Pazzini, 59), Giuseppe Rossi (Fabio Quagliarella, 59)

Faroe Islands: Gunnar Nielsen; Bogi Løkin (Jónas Tór Næs, 74), Hendrik Rubeksen, Atli Gregersen, Egil á Bø; Johan Troest Davidsen, Fróði Benjaminsen, Jann Ingi Petersen, Christian Mouritsen (Christian Holst, 74), Símun Samuelsen; Jóan Símun Edmundsson (Daniel Udsen, 88)

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