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Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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    Just one more quarter-final place remaining.

    Have a read of the report

    We are back at 19:30 BST for the Netherlands v Japan.

    Until then.

  2. Watch how Italy progressed...

    Italy 2-0 China

    Watch the two goals, including Aurora Galli's thunderbolt.

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    Video caption: Giacinti latches on to a loose ball in the box to give Italy the lead

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    Video caption: Galli scores Italy's second with a powerful effort from outside the box
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    Italy 2-0 China

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  4. 'Italy defended well in the second half'

    Italy 2-0 China

    Faye White

    Former England captain on BBC Two

    A very much deserved win. They controlled the game very well in the first half. In the second half they defended well as China grew into the game. China lacked the sort of play to unlock the defence.


    Italy 2-0 China

    All over.

    Italy make it through to the quarter-finals.

    Italy 2-0 China
  6. CLOSE!

    Italy 2-0 China

    Italy close to a third late on but Valentina Giacinti cannot add to her tally, seeing her strike at the near post pushed away by Peng Shimeng.


    Italy 2-0 China

    Italy looking for the cherry on the cake, but goalscorer Valentina Giacinti scuffs wide from an acute angle.

    In the next move, China goalkeeper Peng Shimeng makes a tremendous fingertip save to deny Manuela Giugliano.

    Four minutes added on.

    Peng Shimeng
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    Italy 2-0 China

    Just a minute remaining, the Italy supporters are performing Iceland's thunderclap routine.

    They know their side are making it safely through to the last eight.

    Italy supporters
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    Italy 2-0 China

    Italy have been pushed into their own half for almost the entirety of the second period, but it has been a masterclass in game management.

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    Italy 2-0 China

    If Italy go far, centre-back Elena Linari will be a shoo-in for Player of the Tournament.

    An absolute beast of a defender.

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    Italy 2-0 China

    Another China strike - Wang Shuang on this occasion.

    Another from outside the box.

    Another which fails to find the target.

    Wang Shuang
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    Italy 2-0 China

    Faye White

    Former England captain on BBC Two

    I would have liked the Chinese players to have attacked the ball more in that move.

  13. CLOSE!

    Italy 2-0 China

    When China have found themselves in good positions, their finishing has been really poor.

    Zhang Rui beats the offside trap and is unmarked 10 yards out, but she heads wide from Song Duan's inswinging cross.

    Zhang Rui
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    Italy 2-0 China

    Into the final 10 minutes, have China run out of puff?

  15. CLOSE!

    Italy 2-0 China

    Italy have to keep their concentration.

    Atletico Madrid defender Elena Linari misses a header allowing Li Ying a run into the box, but Linari gets back in the nick of time to get the ball to safety.

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    Michael: VAR has barely been a factor in this game... and it’s been glorious

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    Italy 2-0 China

    Sub Song Duan drags a shot wide.

    Italy will be very content with this, all of China's efforts are coming from outside the box.

  18. CLOSE!

    Italy 2-0 China

    China defender Han Peng has a go from 30 yards out - a dipping strike - but it is easy for Laura Giuliani to collect.

    Laura Giuliani
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    Italy 2-0 China

    China are camped inside the Italy half now, but the Azzurre defenders are heading and kicking every cross into the box away.