ZÜRICH (SW) - Day 7 of Euro 2008 kicks off with the Group C clash between Italy and Romania. SoccerWay keeps you up to date on the most important events.
Final score: 1-1
More match information: Here.
Feel free to register or log in and start using the 'discuss' option below to give your opinion on this match!
FULL TIME - It's over and things are getting more and more difficult for Italy. Romania would have preferred to take three points as well but won't be disappointed with their point in the long run.
Minute 90+3: Tamas takes the following free kick but it goes high.
Minute 90+2: De Rossi tackles Contra and gets booked by the ref.
Minute 90+1: Regular time has passed and the question is whether either team will take more than one point from this entertaining match.
Minute 88: Mutu seems to have injured himself at some point and needs to come off. Cocis gets to play a few minutes.
Minute 87: Italy claim a penalty kick but the referee is correct not to give it. Instead it's a free kick to Romania as Toni handled the ball.
Minute 85: Camoranesi comes off the pitch and his replacement is Ambrosini.
Minute 82: Andrea Pirlo sends a free kick well over the Romanian crossbar.
Minute 81: SAVE! Adrian Mutu takes the penalty and Buffon needs both hands and feet to block it but he does! Italy are still alive.
Minute 80: PENALTY ROMANIA - Niculae is pulled by Panucci and Ovrebo points to the penalty spot!
Minute 80: Niculita gets the ball on the egde of the penalty area but doesn't get the time to shoot as Grosso gets in between.
Minute 78: Almost an own goal as Cosmin Contra but Lobont controls. And less than a minute later, Contra is very valuable as he clears a low cross from Zambrotta.
Minute 77: Skipper Del Piero finished his job for today and is replaced with Borriello. Buffon is the new captain.
Minute 73: Great save by Lobont! Luca Toni finds De Rossi who heads on goal but the goalkeeper avoids the goal.
Minute 73: Goian gets a yellow card and is suspended for the match against the Netherlands, next Tuesday.
Minute 71: Romania now keep attacking while Italy must be getting more and more worried about the situation they're in. One point after two matches just wouldn't be good enough for the world champions.
Minute 70: Big chance for Romania as Niculae almost gets his foot to the ball but a defender gets there first.
Minute 64: De Rossi shoots on goal but hits a team mate.
Minute 63: Del Piero almost finds Luca Toni in the penalty area but the latter comes just too late.
Minute 61: Another yellow card and this time it's Andrea Pirlo after a foul on Niculita.
Minute 60: And that was Petre's last action as he now comes off for Niculita.
Minute 59: Petre tries a shot on goal but Fabian Grosso gets in the middle.
Minute 58: Cristian Chivu is yellow-carded for a foul and meanwhile, Donadoni brings on Cassano for Perrotta.
Minute 56: GOAL ITALY (1-1) - CRISTIAN PANUCCI heads in from close range after a Chiellini corner is misjudged by Tamas and levels only one minute after Romania's goal!!
Minute 55: GOAL ROMANIA (0-1) - ADRIAN MUTU - A huge defensive error from Zambrotta as he heads the ball right in front of Mutu's feet, and the Romanian has no difficulties opening the score!
Minute 54: Mutu gets the chance to shoot on goal and forces Buffon to make yet another fine save.
Minute 52: Del Piero must be in some sort of pain as he just received a painkiller from Italy's medic.
Minute 47: Italy go on with what they were doing before the break, with Pirlo trying to reach Toni with a high ball. Toni just misses it.
Minute 46: The second half has begun.
HALF TIME: It's half time and no goals have been scored so far. Italy should have been leading with Luca Toni scoring a perfectly legitimate goal but referee Ovrebo made a wrong call and whistled for off side.
Minute 45+2: Italy think to have scored but the referee won't allow it. Luca Toni heads past Lobont from a looping pass but the striker is judged off-side. A very controversial call as it doesn't look like he was!
Minute 45+1: No less than three minutes have been added to the first half.
Minute 43: Adrian Mutu gets a yellow card for a foul on Pirlo.
Minute 41: Whatever Italy does to try and score the opener, it's all with the head. Most danger is caused by free kicks and corner kicks with Luca Toni continuously in a lead role.
Minute 40: Another two chances in a row with Luca Toni involved but Bogdan Lobont makes two great saves.
Minute 39: Toni heads a right winged cross back into the area and the ball ends up in front of Perrotta, who fails to take advantage and puts it wide.
Minute 39: And so we're closing in on half time with no goals scored. This won't do any good to Italy's confidence.
Minute 33: Del Piero gets to take it but the attempt lacks precision.
Minute 32: Maybe a good chance for Italy, as the Azzurri get a free kick in a dangerous position.
Minute 29: A powerful distance shot from Rat goes just past the far post.
Minute 27: Luca Toni heads just wide of the left post from a Camoranesi cross.
Minute 26: Del Piero again dangerous but the attacker can't reach a cross that was sent in from the left.
Minute 25: Romania still with only ten players on the pitch but now the substitution is finally going to take place. Radoi is replaced with Dica.
Minute 22: A big blow for Romania as Radoi doesn't seem like he'll continue after that clash. Rat was the other victim but he will keep on playing.
Minute 21: Meanwhile two Romanians are receiving treatment after clashing their heads.
Minute 20: A free kick from captain Chivu is deflected by Panucci in the area and bounces of the left post!
Minute 18: Another save by Buffon after a long shot from Tamas. If it wasn't for Buffon, Italy would already be trailing.
Minute 17: Luca Toni now does manage a header but it goes well over the crossbar.
Minute 16: A sudden huge chance for Romania with Mutu only having the keeper to beat, but Buffon gets in the way to make the save and avoid the goal.
Minute 13: Italy close again as Luca Toni only just fails to get his head to the ball after a cross from the left.
Minute 9: Del Piero causes serious danger in front of the Romanian goal but ends up heading wide.
Minute 8: The Italians are clearly pushing for an early opener as they now spent most of their time on Romania's half.
Minute 7: A Tamas long ball almost reaches Mutu near the penalty area but the striker just misses it.
Minute 4: Del Piero tries a shot but it's blocked by a defender.
Minute 4: The first few minutes in Zürich saw no chances but the teams are setting a rather high pace.
Kick-off: The match is underway!
Pre-match: The anthems have been sang and the match is about to begin. The Italians showed a lot less confidence during the 'Fratelli d'Italia' than they did last monday.
|10||D. De Rossi||90'|
|7||A. Del Piero|
|Coach: R. Donadoni|
for S. Perrotta 57'
for A. Del Piero 77'
for M. Camoranesi 85'
|Gray backed by Dyche after ban for abusive social media posts|
|Gabriel needs time to get used to Serie A - Ausilio|
|Atletico Madrid´s Gimenez and Augusto doubts for Bayern Munich clash|
|Atletico Madrid 1 Deportivo La Coruna 0: Griezmann downs 10-man Depor|
|Angry Spalletti slams Roma players´ attitude|
|Liverpool have unbelievable quality - Milner|
|Simeone´s son Giovanni scores first Serie A goal|
|Ivanovic: Chelsea let Conte down|
|Inter 1 Bologna 1: Battling Bologna end Inter streak|
|Guardiola: Top-four finish very tough for Man City|
|Rodgers expecting tough test against City and Aguero|
|Zamparini admits Balotelli interested Palermo|
|Former Swansea, Arsenal great Mel Charles dies|
|Asamoah, Rugani ruled out for up to seven weeks|
|Totti reaches 250 Serie A goals in Roma defeat|
|Alves makes LaLiga history as Valencia see off Leganes|
|Guardiola rues De Bruyne injury as Man City await scan|
|Las Palmas draw could prove costly, admits Morata|
|Gabriel explains choosing Inter over Juventus|
|Hamburg dismiss Labbadia|
|West Ham players expect Payet´s free-kick magic - Antonio|
|Man City must tell Guardiola to stop, says Toure´s agent|
|Hamsik thrilled to reach 100 Napoli goals|
|Zabaleta warns Man City over Celtic backlash|
|MLS Review: Red Bulls, Toronto into play-offs|
|´We were unlucky´ - Bale|
|Guardiola keen for Spurs test|
|Rodgers: I never fell out with Sterling|
|Wenger hails ´different´ Walcott|
|Mazzarri backs Deeney for England call-up|
|Mamelodi Sundowns and Zamalek reach CAF Champions League final|
|Benzema and Morata can play together - Zidane|
|Hummels plays down injury fears|
|Las Palmas 2 Real Madrid 2: Zidane´s men held again|
|Stones benefited from Moyes´ Everton exit, says Duffy|
|Allegri unconcerned by scrappy win|
|Montella demands Milan improvement|
|Ancelotti praises Thiago after Hamburg victory|
|Conte demands better attitude from Chelsea|
|Wenger hails stylish Arsenal display|
|Moreno the unlikely subject of Klopp´s praise|
|Walcott: We wanted it more than Chelsea|
|Phelan has ´no qualms´ over another handball red card|
|Arsenal 3 Chelsea 0: Sanchez, Walcott and Ozil pile on misery for Conte|
|That was how football should be - Klopp on Hull thrashing|
|Luis Enrique plans to keep Sergi Roberto on his toes|
|Karanka draws hope from Middlesbrough´s second half|
|Stoke is stitched into my body – Pulis|
|Palermo 0 Juventus 1: Own goal helps champions stay top|
|Hughes laments two ´stolen´ points|
|Wilshere can be a brilliant player for Bournemouth, says Howe|
|Defoe rues Sunderland collapse against Palace|
|Tottenham must be more clinical - Pochettino|
|Everton were second best, says Koeman|
|Benteke: I knew a chance was coming|
|Ranieri wants answers from Leicester players after Old Trafford thrashing|
|Board can call me if they want to talk - Guidolin|
|Sterling hails Guardiola´s impact|
|Sergi Roberto revelling in new role|
|Guardiola wants Aguero improvement despite scoring streak|
|Mourinho demands more from star man Pogba|
|Sporting Gijon 0 Barcelona 5: No Messi, no problem for ruthless champions|
|Stoke City 1 West Brom 1: Rondon snatches point as Pulis reaches 1000 games|
|Sunderland 2 Crystal Palace 3: Benteke´s late header stuns Black Cats|
|Swansea City 1 Manchester City 3: Aguero at the double for Guardiola´s perfect 10|
|Bournemouth 1 Everton 0: Stanislas wonder strike ends Koeman´s unbeaten start|
|Liverpool 5 Hull City 1: Coutinho stunner caps easy win|
|Middlesbrough 1 Tottenham 2: Son shines for Spurs|
|Hamburg 0 Bayern Munich 1: Late Kimmich goal maintains Bayern´s perfect start|
|Bayern facing defensive headache after Hummels limps off at Hamburg|
|Pogba and Mata delighted by United response|
|Vardy and Mahrez were rested for Porto, Ranieri admits|
|Mourinho completely trusts dropped Rooney|
|I beat Usain Bolt in a race - Bolasie|
|Juventus still Scudetto favourites - De Boer|
|Manchester United 4 Leicester City 1: Rooney watches on as Pogba inspires Red Devils demolition|
|Robben and Ribery are like Messi, claims Helmer|
|Pochettino hints at Vertonghen renewal|
|Robben´s style makes him an injury risk - Bayern fitness coach|
|Liverpool refuse to comment on Sakho´s social media outburst|
|Rooney dropped for Leicester City clash|
|Messi injury doesn´t matter to Barcelona - Abelardo|
|Thiago Silva worried by PSG form|
|Mourinho describes Wenger relationship as ´civilised´|
|Milito: Inter are no one-man team|
|Bilic delays naming daughter due to West Ham worries|
|Fernandinho hails ´intelligent´ De Bruyne|
|Matuidi: This season toughest for PSG|
|New York City 4 Chicago Fire 1: Villa nets twice in win|
|Pjaca not Morata - Allegri|
|Guardiola keen for Kolarov extension|
|England criticism changed Rooney - Mourinho|
|Gotze detractors don´t surprise Tuchel|
|Wenger laments missing out on Costa|
|Emery deflects blame from PSG players after Toulouse defeat|
|Guidolin: It´s not possible to beat Manchester City if you don´t play well|
|Mourinho prepared to bench Rooney|
|Fitness fears over Aubameyang with Real Madrid looming|
|Balotelli must remain serious, says Favre|
|Conte: Guardiola only better than me because he has it easy|
|No need for Aguero to calm down - Guardiola|
|Toulouse 2 Paris Saint-Germain 0: Aurier sees red as Emery´s side slip to surprise defeat|
|Borussia Dortmund 3 Freiburg 1: Aubameyang marks landmark game with goal|
|Argentina apologise for Bauza´s Barcelona criticism over Messi|
|Young players ´the spirit´ of Manchester United - Ferguson|
|Lack of Manchester United game-time ´frustrating´ for Rashford|
|Mazzarri rues ´bad injury´ for Janmaat|
|Sampaoli slams Messi treatment|
|Gray handed four-match ban for abusive posts|
|Valencia captain Parejo: I´ve been called a dog in the street|
|Leicester fairytale isn´t Ranieri´s best achievement|
|Former Parma chiefs get five-year bans from football|
|Three Burnley players sign new contracts|
|No complaints over Vidal post for Luis Enrique|
|Manchester City have no case to answer in Garre transfer|
|Angry Moyes slams Van Aanholt over shisha pipe photos|
|Van Basten appointed to FIFA role|
|Albiol signs new Napoli deal|
|Barcelona court re-opens Neymar transfer case|
|Barcelona want the best for Messi - Luis Enrique|
|Mourinho grudgingly helps to ´feed the Einsteins´|
|Mourinho defends embattled Rooney|
|Injured Martial to miss Leicester clash|
|Pochettino backs Janssen to fill Kane void|
|Conte admires Wenger´s ´fantastic´ Arsenal career|
|City confirm Kompany´s groin injury - no date for return|
|Allegri considers benching Dybala|
|´Benny V´ nets Tottenham deal|
|Zidane concern over Casemiro and Marcelo absences|
|Pardew backs Townsend for England recall|
|Terry ruled out of Arsenal clash|
|Kane requires second scan - Pochettino|
|Robben must settle for bench role, says Ancelotti|
|Zidane expects Barca to be weaker without Messi|
|Montero hopes to peak after signing new Swansea deal|
|Matuidi has ´no regrets´ over PSG stay|
|O´Neill, Keane sign new Republic of Ireland deals|
|Guardiola: My tactics nothing to do with Clichy goal|
|Real Madrid confirm Marcelo calf strain|
|Phelan no closer to learning Hull future|
|Italy legend Rossi hails Totti as ´the strongest in the last 20 years´|
|Adebayor dismisses whiskey and cigarette story|
|Masuaku injury blow for Hammers|
|Bauza: I don´t want a Messi war with Barcelona|
|Ramsey sidelined until after internationals|
|Walker signs Spurs extension|
|Hughes quashes Bony rift talk|
|Wenger brushes off Mourinho book claims|
|Mourinho wanted to ´break Wenger´s face´, new book alleges|
|Jones appointed as Jets coach|
|Barca the only club for Messi - Fabregas|
|Dyer on track for November return|
|Koeman rules out Everton future for Niasse|
|´Champion´ Rooney not ahead of my players - Ranieri|
|Klopp hints at Karius start|
|I never planned to leave Chelsea - Fabregas|
|Injured Messi thanks Gladbach for get well message|
|Wenger: Demanding society makes 20-year reign hard to repeat|