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Italy 1-1 Romania

Romania fans

Romania fans arrive in Zurich hoping their team can cause an upset against Italy in the Euro 2008 Group C encounter

Italy fans in Zurich

Italy's supporters are in good spirits but know a defeat would send them out of the tournament

Roberto Donadoni

The pressure on Italy boss Roberto Donadoni is immense ahead of a crucial match for his side

Andrea Pirlo holds off Daniel Niculae

Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo holds off Romania forward Daniel Niculae in the opening minutes at the Letzigrund Stadium

Gianluigi Buffon produces a fine save

Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon saves from Adrian Mutu and also sees Christian Chivu's deflected free-kick strike his right-hand post

Mirel Radoi is carried off

Romania look dangerous but suffer a setback when Mirel Radoi is carried off on a stretcher after colliding with team-mate Razvan Rat

Italy's Luca Toni

Italy striker Luca Toni has a header saved and manages to find the net late in the first half but is denied a goal by an offside flag

Adrian Mutu (r) celebrates

The deadlock is broken when Mutu pounces on Gianluca Zambrotta's dismal back-header and fires Romania into the lead

Christian Panucci scores for Italy

But Italy equalise just two minutes later when former Chelsea defender Christian Panucci stabs the ball home from close range

Christian Panucci fouls Daniel Niculae

Romania are awarded a late penalty when Panucci hauls down Daniel Niculae in the area

Gianluigi Buffon saves Adrian Mutu's penalty

But Buffon keeps the Italians in the tournament by brilliantly saving Mutu's spot-kick

see also
Italy v Romania
08 May 08 |  Euro 2008

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