Matches

08/09/2011
5:6 a.e.t. (1:1, 2:3, 2:1, 0:1)
  • Paolo PALMACCI (3'30" 17'07" 30'19" PEN 33'17")
  • Franco PALMA (14'23")
  • Frank VELASQUEZ (11'12" 17'04" 32'39" 37'41")
  • Agustin RUIZ (21'26")
  • Tomas HERNANDEZ (23'59")

Summary

Velasquez stars as Italy crash out
El Salvador secured an unlikely and historic place in the semi-finals at Ravenna/Italy 2011, sending hosts Italy crashing out at the quarter-final stage with a dramatic extra-time win. More »

Line-up

12
1
2
2
5
4
8
6
11
10

Substitute(s)

1
12
3
3
4
5
6
7
7
8
10
9
9
11

Coaches

Massimiliano ESPOSITO (ITA)
(SLV) Rudis GONZALEZ

Officials

Referee: CORTEZ Jose (ECU)Second referee: HACHIM Said (MAD)Third referee: DE LA ROSA Rene (CHI)Timekeeper: BENTANCOR Javier (URU)Fifth official: WONGSUWAN Suwat (THA)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 29)


Latest Comments:
MAGarza
10/09/2011 at 02:00
MAGarza (El Salvador)
I'm very proud of these guys. They've shown tremendous courage, passion and determination. WE ARE WITH YOU. Our hearts are beating at the same pace !!! Go Cuscatlecos !!!
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switcheroos
09/09/2011 at 14:47
switcheroos (Canada)
Congrats to El Salvador and to all the fans who posted positive messages via this forum. You certainly know how to practise humility. :)
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LaSelecta
09/09/2011 at 01:39
LaSelecta (Canada)
Thank you so much selecta, all salvadoreans are proud of you. You are proving the world over that you need not be big stars to achieve bigger deeds. You have proven to be the most fearsome sand gladiators. You are our beach warriors with thirst for glory. Arriba selecta. The sky is the limit.
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Statistics

38Shots34
8Corner kicks2
2Overheads3
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
52%Possession (%)48%
  • Agustin Ruiz of El Salvador is challenged by Francesco Corosinitti of Italy
  • Frank Velasquez of el Salvador celebrates
  • Wilber Alvarado and Paolo Palmacci of Italy battle for the ball
  • Simone Del Mestre of Italy fails to make the save
  • Frank Velasquez of El Salvador celebrates
  • Paolo Palmacci of Italy celebrates

"For us just playing against Italy was a victory in itself. This result demonstrates that by believing in yourself you can achieve great things. We never lost our cool. I’m proud to be working with this happy and courageous group," El Salvador coach Rudis Gonzalez.