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Centurion Pirlo and Balotelli see off Mexico

A brilliant Andrea Pirlo free-kick, on his 100th international appearance, and a 78th-minute Mario Balotelli effort earned Italy a 2-1 win over Mexico in their Brazil 2013 opener.

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Statistics

Ball possession
42
%
58

Attempts

10Attempts14
4On-Target7
6Off-Target7

Disciplinary

17Fouls Committed18
4Yellow cards6
0Red Cards0

Attacking

3Corners4
0Offsides1
17Free kicks19
4Saves2

Line-ups

Mexico
MexicoMEX
Italy
ItalyITA
(GK)
(GK)(C)
(C)
68'
86'
53'
86'
20
21
88'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
12
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
88'
13
86'
86'
17
68'
21
53'
CoachCoach
José MANUEL DE LA TORRE (MEX)Cesare PRANDELLI (ITA)

Match Facts

Rio De Janeiro

Estadio do Maracana

  • Stadium nameEstadio do Maracana
  • CityRio De Janeiro
  • Year constructed1950
  • Overall capacity74738

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 27° CTemperature
  • 13 m/sWind
  • 60 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Enrique OSSES
    Chile
    ChileCHI
  • Assistant Referee 1: Carlos ASTROZA (CHI)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Sergio ROMAN (CHI)
  • Fourth official: Djamel HAIMOUDI (ALG)

Groups

Group A
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Brazil
BRA
33009279
Italy
ITA
32018806
Mexico
MEX
310235-23
Japan
JPN
300349-50