Live commentary

The final whistle sounds.
90'+3
YOSHIDA (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on BALOTELLI (Italy).
90'+2
HONDA (Japan) swings in the corner.
90'+2
NAKAMURA (in) comes off the bench to replace HASEBE (out) (Japan)
90'
KONNO (Japan) is booked by the referee.
90'
KONNO (Japan) commits a foul.
89'
KONNO (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
88'
YOSHIDA (Japan) is ruled offside.
88'
MONTOLIVO (Italy) pulls off a save.
88'
KAGAWA (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
88'
OKAZAKI (Japan) takes a corner kick.
87'
CHIELLINI (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OKAZAKI (Japan).
86'
(4 - 3) GIOVINCO (Italy) scores!!
85'
HAVENAAR (Japan) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
82'
KAGAWA (Japan) rattles the crossbar.
82'
OKAZAKI (Japan) is denied by the post.
81'
HONDA (Japan) commits a foul.
80'
GIOVINCO (Italy) is penalised after committing a foul.
79'
HAVENAAR (in) comes off the bench to replace MAEDA (out) (Japan)
77'
HASEBE (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
76'
MAEDA (Japan) is ruled offside.
75'
H.SAKAI (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on BALOTELLI (Italy).
73'
BALOTELLI (Italy) illegally handles the ball.
73'
H.SAKAI (in) comes off the bench to replace UCHIDA (out) (Japan)
72'
ENDO (Japan) swings in the corner.
71'
BUFFON (Italy) pulls off a save.
71'
HONDA (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
69'
(3 - 3) OKAZAKI (Japan) scores!!
68'
MARCHISIO (in) comes off the bench to replace GIACCHERINI (out) (Italy)
68'
DE SCIGLIO (Italy) commits a foul.
66'
GIOVINCO (Italy) is penalised after committing a foul.
65'
MAEDA (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
61'
MONTOLIVO (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OKAZAKI (Japan).
60'
UCHIDA (Japan) commits a foul.
59'
ABATE (in) comes off the bench to replace MAGGIO (out) (Italy)
59'
ENDO (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
57'
MONTOLIVO (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OKAZAKI (Japan).
57'
PIRLO (Italy) takes a corner kick.
56'
KAWASHIMA (Japan) pulls off a save.
56'
GIOVINCO (Italy) sees his effort hit the target.
56'
CHIELLINI (Italy) pulls off a save.
56'
NAGATOMO (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
52'
(3 - 2) BALOTELLI (Italy) successfully converts the penalty!
52'
HASEBE (Japan) is cautioned.
51'
The ball is handled inside the area by HASEBE (Japan) and a penalty is given.
51'
BALOTELLI (Italy) sees an effort go off target.
50'
(2 - 2) UCHIDA (Japan) scores an own goal!!
49'
YOSHIDA (Japan) commits a foul.
49'
OKAZAKI (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
48'
MAEDA (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DE ROSSI (Italy).
The second half kicks off.
The referee brings the first half to an end.
45'+2
BALOTELLI (Italy) commits a foul.
45'+1
GIACCHERINI (Italy) is denied by the post.
45'+1
YOSHIDA (Japan) pulls off a save.
45'+1
PIRLO (Italy) sees his effort hit the target.
45'+1
HONDA (Japan) pulls off a save.
45'+1
PIRLO (Italy) hits his free-kick on target.
45'
HONDA (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
43'
DE SCIGLIO (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OKAZAKI (Japan).
43'
UCHIDA (Japan) pulls off a save.
43'
PIRLO (Italy) sees his effort hit the target.
42'
HONDA (Japan) commits a foul.
41'
(1 - 2) DE ROSSI (Italy) scores!!
41'
DE ROSSI (Italy) swings in the corner.
41'
PIRLO (Italy) sees an effort go off target.
40'
PIRLO (Italy) strikes his free-kick wide.
39'
KONNO (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
37'
BUFFON (Italy) pulls off a save.
37'
HASEBE (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
37'
BUFFON (Italy) pulls off a save.
37'
ENDO (Japan) hits his free-kick on target.
36'
DE ROSSI (Italy) is yellow carded.
36'
DE ROSSI (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on HONDA (Japan).
33'
(0 - 2) KAGAWA (Japan) scores!!
33'
HONDA (Japan) takes a corner kick.
30'
GIOVINCO (in) comes off the bench to replace AQUILANI (out) (Italy)
29'
BALOTELLI (Italy) commits a foul.
28'
BALOTELLI (Italy) illegally handles the ball.
28'
ENDO (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
28'
BUFFON (Italy) pulls off a save.
28'
NAGATOMO (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
26'
HASEBE (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
25'
HONDA (Japan) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
23'
ENDO (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MAGGIO (Italy).
21'
(0 - 1) HONDA (Japan) successfully converts the penalty!
20'
BUFFON (Italy) is booked by the referee.
20'
BUFFON (Italy) commits a foul.
20'
GIACCHERINI (Italy) is penalised after committing a foul.
18'
ENDO (Japan) swings in the corner.
17'
BUFFON (Italy) pulls off a save.
17'
KAGAWA (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
15'
KONNO (Japan) pulls off a save.
15'
BALOTELLI (Italy) sees his effort hit the target.
9'
ENDO (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
9'
KAGAWA (Japan) takes a corner kick.
8'
NAGATOMO (Japan) is ruled offside.
5'
BUFFON (Italy) pulls off a save.
5'
MAEDA (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
5'
AQUILANI (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on KAGAWA (Japan).
1'
KONNO (Japan) commits a foul.
The match kicks off.

Man of the Match

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Shinji KAGAWA

Midfielder
has been elected
MAN OF THE MATCH