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SportGirelli treble helps Italy to thrash Jamaica to reach last 16

00:35  15 june  2019
00:35  15 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Italy 's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat-trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women’s World Jamaica have yet to earn a point. Girelli opened the scoring with a retaken, VAR-awarded penalty before netting again either side of the interval.

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Girelli treble helps Italy to thrash Jamaica to reach last 16© Reuters/GONZALO FUENTES Women's World Cup - Group C - Jamaica v Italy

Italy's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat-trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Friday.

Back in the tournament after a 20-year absence, the Azzurre top Group C with six points ahead of Brazil and Australia who have three. Jamaica have yet to earn a point.

Girelli treble helps Italy to thrash Jamaica to reach last 16© Reuters/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN Women's World Cup - Group C - Jamaica v Italy

Girelli opened the scoring with a retaken, VAR-awarded penalty before netting again either side of the interval.

Galli rounded off the victory with two goals after coming on midway through the second half, capping a second win after Italy defeated Australia 2-1 in the opening game.

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Italy 's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat-trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women’s World Jamaica have yet to earn a point. Girelli opened the scoring with a retaken, VAR-awarded penalty before netting again either side of the interval.

Italy 's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat-trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women’s World Jamaica have yet to earn a point. Girelli opened the scoring with a retaken, VAR-awarded penalty before netting again either side of the interval.

"We wanted to move on in the group phase and to do this after two matches is a great satisfaction for us," said Italy coach Milena Bertolini after her players achieved what the Azzurri failed to do in the last three men's World Cups when they went out in the group phase in 2010 and 2014 and failed to qualify for the 2018 finals.

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Cristiana Girelli 's hat-trick and Aurora Galli's stunning strike helps Italy book their place in the Women's World Cup last 16 with victory over Jamaica .

Italy 's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat-trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women’s "These women are a very close-knit group and have reached a high level of maturity." Her Jamaica counterpart drew positives from the experience

Girelli treble helps Italy to thrash Jamaica to reach last 16© Reuters/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN Women's World Cup - Group C - Jamaica v Italy

"The girls were awesome, to stay with their feet well planted on the ground, considering all of the attention and coverage we’re getting back home.

Girelli treble helps Italy to thrash Jamaica to reach last 16© Reuters/GONZALO FUENTES Women's World Cup - Group C - Jamaica v Italy

"These women are a very close-knit group and have reached a high level of maturity."

Her Jamaica counterpart drew positives from the experience after the result followed a 3-0 defeat to Brazil.

"This is bigger than the World Cup; this is just part of the journey; this is a learning experience," Hue Menzies said.

"I’m telling you, if we keep these players together, it will be different. When you come here, you see excellence, and that’s what we have to be."

Schools from around Reims brought their students to the game, giving the atmosphere an upbeat feel.

Three days after the United States thrashed Thailand 13-0, the Stade Auguste Delaune crowd were treated to more champagne football.

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REIMS, France (Reuters) - Italy 's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat-trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Friday. Back in the tournament after a 20-year absence, the Azzurre top Group C with six points…

REIMS: Italy 's Cristiana Girelli bagged a hat-trick and substitute Aurora Galli struck twice as they thrashed Jamaica 5-0 to qualify for the last 16 of Jamaica have yet to earn a point. Girelli opened the scoring with a re-taken, VAR-awarded penalty before netting again either side of the interval.

Girelli treble helps Italy to thrash Jamaica to reach last 16© Reuters/CHRISTIAN HARTMANN Women's World Cup - Group C - Jamaica v Italy

Italy went ahead after 12 minutes when Girelli converted a penalty on her second attempt, having had to retake it after keeper Sydney Schneider had stepped off her line.

Girelli treble helps Italy to thrash Jamaica to reach last 16© Reuters/GONZALO FUENTES Women's World Cup - Group C - Jamaica v Italy

The penalty was awarded following a VAR review after Allyson Swaby brought down Barbara Bonansea.

Girelli doubled the tally in the 25th by latching on to a corner before securing her hat-trick shortly after the restart, jumping higher than Schneider to head home.

Galli added the fourth shortly after coming on for Valentina Bergamaschi with a thunderous 25-metre strike in the 71st.

Ten minutes later, she rounded Schneider before tapping the ball into the net to wrap up an impressive win.

Italy next play Brazil, with Jamaica facing Australia.

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