Serbia Vs Italy Result is 1-1. Cesare Prandelli was pleased with his team's tie versus Serbia in tonight's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier.
Claudio Marchisio put Italy ahead but Serbia's Branislav Ivanovic equalised before half-time as both teams shared the spoils in an entertaining match at the at the Crvena Zvezda Stadium. "It was not easy but my players did a outstanding job and were very concentrated," Prandelli stated Rai Sport. "We did a well job in midfield and things went comfortably for us although Serbia Vs Italy Result is 1-1 ."
The Azzurri played without force, having already certain a first-place finish in Group C and a spot in UEFA EURO 2012 ahead of the game in Belgrade. "We played beautiful football in the opening 20 minutes and had opportunities to double our lead," Prandelli stated. "We knew this was going to be a hard game as Serbia required to get a positive result but we desired to give persistence to our past performances."
Prandelli had mouthed of the need for his squad to continue the winning momentum going despite being without several injured players, including Mario Balotelli and Giampaolo Pazzini. "I'm happy that my squad always tried to go forward and go for victory," Prandelli stated. "We'd several players out injured but the team answered well. It was a fine test for us and I am satisfied with the outcome."