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1:3 (1:0)
  • Landon DONOVAN (41' PEN)
  • Giuseppe ROSSI (58', 90'+4)
  • Daniele DE ROSSI (72')

Referee Pablo POZO (CHI)

Summary

Supersub Rossi undoes USA

Supersub Rossi undoes USA

Despite scoring first, ten-man USA were eventually undone 3-1 by a patient and effective Italy in the first match in Tshwane/Pretoria at this FIFA Confederations Cup. Landon Donovan scored first for the US from the spot, but second-half goals by New Jersey-born Giuseppe Rossi, twice, and Daniele de Rossi earned I Azzurri victory. The fancied Italians took hold of the ball in midfield and ...

Highlights

Line-up

USA
ITA
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Bob BRADLEY (USA)
(ITA) Marcello LIPPI
Officials
  • Referee: Pablo POZO (CHI)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Patricio BASUALTO (CHI)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Francisco MONDRIA (CHI)
  • Fourth official: Eddy MAILLET (SEY)
  • Fifth official: Evarist MENKOUANDE (CMR)

Photos

  • Team USA pose for a group photograph
  • Jozy Altidore of the USA in action
  • Tim Howard of the USA catches the ball
  • Head coach Marcello Lippi of Italy reacts
  • Vincenzo Iaquinta and Luca Toni of Italy and Oguchi Onyewu of Usa
  • Alberto Gilardino (R) of Italy is tackled by Oguchi Onyewu of USA
  • Landon Donovan of the USA in action
  • Vincenzo Iaquinta (L) of Italy and Michael Bradley of the USA (R) compete for the ball
  • Giuseppe Rossi of Italy celebrates

Quotes

"We eventually got the ball moving well, but the US made it difficult for us. We are team players and we managed to solve our problems as the game progressed, especially after the expulsion of Ricardo Clark. We calmed down in the second half after a nervous start to the game and that was the key to our victory." Marcello Lippi, Italy coach

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    STATISTICS
    USAStatisticsItaly
    10Shots22
    1Corner kicks9
    1Yellow cards2
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    1Red Cards0
    42%Possession (%)58%