• Short Summary

    ITALY HAVE REACHED THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE EUROPEAN NATIONS SOCCER CUP. THEY BEAT BULGARIA 2-0?

  • Description

    ITALY HAVE REACHED THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE EUROPEAN NATIONS SOCCER CUP. THEY BEAT BULGARIA 2-0 IN NAPLES YESTERDAY BEFORE A CAPACITY CROWD OF 100-THOUSAND. THE ITALIANS HAD LOST THE FIRST LEG-2-3 IN SOFIA AND NEEDED THEIR TWO GOAL WINNING MARGIN TO ENSURE THEMSELVES A PLACE IN THE SEMI-FINALS. BUT THEY HAVE A HARD TASK AHEAD AS THEY WILL NOW MEET EITHER HUNGARY OF THE SOVIET UNION.

    THE ITALIANS PLAYED SOME DELIGHTFUL, ATTACKING FOOTBALL, THEIR CENTRE-FORWARD STAR, MAZZOLA, WAS CLOSELY GUARDED BY THE BULGARIAN DEFENCE BUT GENERALLY THE ITALIAN FORWARD LINE PLAYED WITH SPARKLE AND IMAGINATION. ITALY HIT THE LEAD IN THE 14TH MINUTE GOAL BY OUTSIDE-RIGHT PRATI. THEN EIGHT MINUTES INTO THE SECOND HALF, DOMENGHINI PUT ITALY TWO-UP WITH A SIZZLING RIGHT-FOOTED DRIVE. THE ITALIANS WOULD HAVE WON BY A BIGGER MARGIN EXCEPT FOR A SUPERB DISPLAY BY BULGARIAN GOALKEEPER, SIMEONOV. IT WAS BULGARIA'S FIRST DEFEAT IN THE COMPETITION AS THEY COME THROUGH THE QUALIFYING ROUND UNDEFEATED.

    THE OTHER SEMI-FINAL WILL BE CONTESTED BY EITHER SPAIN OR ENGLAND AND FRANCE OR YUGOSLAVIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2BLGRK09BPZJR6X31L7P50P7Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BLGRK09BPZJR6X31L7P50P7Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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