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Italy 1-1 Ukraine: Genoa bridge collapse victims honoured in emotional friendly match

Italy and Ukraine players applauding
Both teams stopped playing in the 43rd minute and applauded in memory of those who died

Italy were held to a friendly draw by Ukraine on an emotional night at Sampdoria's Stadio Luigi Ferraris which honoured the victims of the bridge collapse in Genoa.

In August, a section of the Morandi motorway collapsed, killing 43 people and injuring more than a dozen.

The match was paused in the 43rd minute as players, staff and supporters applauded in memory of those who died.

A message which read "Genoa in the heart" was shown on the big screen.

Before kick-off, Italy boss Roberto Mancini - who played for Genoa side Sampdoria for 15 years - said the events surrounding the bridge collapse were "a moment of strong emotion" while Ukraine manager and former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko said it was "difficult to find the words for such a tragedy."

"In these moments, people must help each other, because there are no frontiers in front of the tragedies that affect the world," Shevchenko added.

Juventus winger Federico Bernardeschi's powerful shot spun into the back of the net in the second half following a mistake from keeper Andriy Pyatov to give Italy the lead.

Ruslan Malinovskiy equalised for Ukraine with a bouncing volley seven minutes later.

Italy's failure to mark the occasion with a win means they have picked up just two victories in their last 12 games.

Both teams pose for a squad photo prior to kick off
Mascots wore T-shirts displaying the message "Genoa in the heart" during the national anthems and both teams posed for a photo before kick-off
Italy manager Roberto Mancini
Italy manager Roberto Mancini also paid tribute - he spent 15 years as a player with local club Sampdoria
Italy's Leonardo Bonucci singing the national anthem before kick-off
Italy's Leonardo Bonucci was among those who sang the national anthem passionately before kick-off

Line-ups

Italy

  • 22Donnarumma
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forPicciniat 84'minutes
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3Chiellini
  • 15BiraghiSubstituted forCriscitoat 88'minutes
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 51minsSubstituted forBonaventuraat 70'minutes
  • 14Jorginho
  • 23BarellaSubstituted forPellegriniat 78'minutes
  • 20BernardeschiSubstituted forImmobileat 57'minutes
  • 10InsigneSubstituted forBerardiat 78'minutes
  • 25ChiesaBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Sirigu
  • 2Piccini
  • 4Criscito
  • 5Bonaventura
  • 7Pellegrini
  • 11Berardi
  • 13Emerson
  • 17Immobile
  • 18Gagliardini
  • 21Giovinco
  • 26Acerbi
  • 27Tonelli

Ukraine

  • 12Pyatov
  • 21Karavayev
  • 5BurdaBooked at 47mins
  • 20RakitskiyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forKrivtsovat 88'minutes
  • 22Matvyenko
  • 16SydorchukSubstituted forStepanenkoat 56'minutes
  • 11MarlosSubstituted forTsygankovat 45'minutes
  • 17Zinchenko
  • 8Malinovskiy
  • 10KonoplyankaSubstituted forPetryakat 73'minutes
  • 18YaremchukSubstituted forKravetsat 76'minutesSubstituted forButkoat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Boyko
  • 2Butko
  • 3Plastun
  • 4Krivtsov
  • 6Stepanenko
  • 7Yarmolenko
  • 9Kravets
  • 13Petryak
  • 14Kravets
  • 15Tsygankov
  • 19Makarenko
  • 23Lunin
Referee:
Rade Obrenovic
Attendance:
12,000

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamUkraine
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home20
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home15
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Italy 1, Ukraine 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Italy 1, Ukraine 1.

Booking

Federico Chiesa (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Federico Chiesa (Italy).

Bogdan Butko (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ciro Immobile (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ruslan Malinovskiy (Ukraine) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Italy).

Oleksandr Karavayev (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Bogdan Butko replaces Artem Kravets because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Artem Kravets (Ukraine) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Sergey Krivtsov replaces Yaroslav Rakitskiy.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Domenico Criscito replaces Cristiano Biraghi.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Oleksandr Karavayev.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Ivan Petryak.

Federico Chiesa (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oleksandr Karavayev (Ukraine).

Attempt missed. Leonardo Bonucci (Italy) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Cristiano Biraghi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Taras Stepanenko.

Attempt blocked. Lorenzo Pellegrini (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorginho.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Cristiano Piccini replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

Attempt missed. Artem Kravets (Ukraine) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Viktor Tsygankov with a cross.

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Artem Kravets (Ukraine).

Attempt missed. Federico Chiesa (Italy) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Domenico Berardi.

Attempt missed. Lorenzo Pellegrini (Italy) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Taras Stepanenko.

Attempt blocked. Ciro Immobile (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giorgio Chiellini.

Attempt blocked. Giacomo Bonaventura (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Chiesa.

Attempt missed. Viktor Tsygankov (Ukraine) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Petryak with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Domenico Berardi replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Lorenzo Pellegrini replaces Nicolò Barella.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Italy).

Artem Kravets (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ukraine. Artem Kravets replaces Roman Yaremchuk.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Mykola Matvyenko.

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Italy).

Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Ukraine) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Federico Chiesa (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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