2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 2

Group 2 of the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition consists of six teams: Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Lithuania, and Andorra. The composition of the nine groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 5 February 2015.[1]

The group is played in home-and-away round-robin format. The group winners qualify directly for the final tournament, while the runners-up advance to the play-offs if they are one of the four best runners-up among all nine groups (not counting results against the sixth-placed team).[2]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Italy 10 7 3 0 17 3 +14 24 Final tournament 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 3–0
2   Serbia 10 7 2 1 27 8 +19 23 Play-offs 1–1 3–1 3–2 5–0 5–0
3   Slovenia 10 5 0 5 18 11 +7 15 0–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 4–0
4   Republic of Ireland 10 4 0 6 14 17 −3 12 1–4 1–3 2–0 3–0 1–0
5   Lithuania 10 3 1 6 5 17 −12 10 0–0 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–0
6   Andorra 10 1 0 9 1 26 −25 3 0–1 0–4 0–5 0–2 1–0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

MatchesEdit

Times are CEST (UTC+2) for dates between 29 March and 24 October 2015 and between 27 March and 29 October 2016, for other dates times are CET (UTC+1).

Republic of Ireland  1–0  Andorra
Connolly   31' Report

Slovenia  4–0  Andorra
Šporar   14'
Kastrevec   21'
Zahović   29'
Stankovič   74'
Report
Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)

Andorra  1–0  Lithuania
A. Sánchez   51' (pen.) Report
Referee: Alain Durieux (Luxembourg)

Slovenia  3–0  Lithuania
Hotić   31'
Šporar   65'
Štulac   81'
Report
Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)

Andorra  0–2  Republic of Ireland
Report Hoban   13'
Cullen   21'
Italy  1–0  Slovenia
Bernardeschi   51' (pen.) Report
Serbia  5–0  Lithuania
Đurđević   29'36' (pen.)
Milinković-Savić   44'75'
Ožegović   49'
Report
Referee: Dimitrios Massias (Cyprus)

Serbia  5–0  Andorra
Luković   9'52'
Ožegović   38' (pen.)47'
Mulić   64'
Report
Referee: Vladimir Vnuk (Slovakia)
Slovenia  0–3  Italy
Report Monachello   71'84'
Benassi   87'
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
Republic of Ireland  3–0  Lithuania
O'Dowda   27'
Wilkinson   30'
Browne   77'
Report

Italy  1–0  Republic of Ireland
Parigini   66' Report
Lithuania  0–2  Serbia
Report Čavrić   19'44'
Andorra  0–5  Slovenia
Report Gorenc Stankovič   6'
Štulac   48'52'
Kastrevec   55'81'
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones (Wales)

Lithuania  3–1  Republic of Ireland
Spalvis   22'
Stankevičius   45'
Kazlauskas   73'
Report Wilkinson   44'
Serbia  1–1  Italy
Milinković-Savić   47' Report Cataldi   56'

Slovenia  2–0  Serbia
Šporar   61'
Hotić   83'
Report
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo (Portugal)
Italy  2–0  Lithuania
Berardi   2'
Benassi   24'
Report
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (Israel)

Republic of Ireland  1–4  Italy
Mandragora   17' (o.g.) Report Benassi   28'
Rosseti   36'
Romagnoli   59'
Lenihan   82' (o.g.)
Andorra  0–4  Serbia
Report Babić   29'
Đurđević   40'
Ožegović   59' (pen.)
Maraš   87'
Referee: Dennis Antamo (Finland)

Slovenia  3–1  Republic of Ireland
Krajnc   14'
Bajde   55' (pen.)
Zajc   72'
Report O'Dowda   65'
Andorra  0–1  Italy
Report Cerri   79'

Lithuania  1–0  Andorra
Sirgėdas   34' Report
Referee: Ferenc Karakó (Hungary)
Italy  1–1  Serbia
Cerri   54' (pen.) Report Gajić   33'
Republic of Ireland  2–0  Slovenia
Charsley   87'
Maguire   90+1'
Report
Referee: Þorvaldur Árnason (Iceland)

Serbia  3–2  Republic of Ireland
Đurđević   12'72' (pen.)
Lazić   65'
Report O'Dowda   69'
Maguire   81'
Italy  3–0  Andorra
Di Francesco   48'73'
Pellegrini   88'
Report
Referee: Aleksandrs Golubevs (Latvia)

Lithuania  1–0  Slovenia
Ruzgis   72' Report
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)
Republic of Ireland  1–3  Serbia
Duffus   49' Report Mihajlović   64'
Gaćinović   67'
Lukić   88'

Lithuania  0–0  Italy
Report
Serbia  3–1  Slovenia
Đurđević   8'25' (pen.)86' Report Lotrič   19'
Referee: Mete Kalkavan (Turkey)

GoalscorersEdit

8 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 Under-21 qualifying group stage draw". UEFA.com. 5 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Regulations of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2015–17" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 26 January 2015.

External linksEdit