Italy 3, Ukraine 0
Posted by ssbg on June 30, 2006
Mauro Camoranesi of Italy is brought down by Maksym Kalinichenko as the Ukrainians attempt to hit back
Italy will meet Germany in the World Cup semi-finals as they beat Ukraine to extend their unbeaten run to 23 games. Ukraine adopted a policy of containment but were behind after six minutes when keeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy was unable to keep out Gianluca Zambrotta’s shot. Italy extended their lead when Luca Toni guided home a 59th minute header. Maxim Kalinichenko twice hit the woodwork for Ukraine either side of Italy’s second, before Toni sealed the win as he converted Zambrotta’s cross.