• Short Summary

    MEXICO AND ITALY MET IN A FRIENDLY SOCCER MATCH AT THE AZTEC STADIUM ON SUNDAY (JANUARY 5) AND AFTER AN EXCITING GAME THE RESULT WAS A 1-1 DRAW.

  • Description

    MEXICO AND ITALY MET IN A FRIENDLY SOCCER MATCH AT THE AZTEC STADIUM ON SUNDAY (JANUARY 5) AND AFTER AN EXCITING GAME THE RESULT WAS A 1-1 DRAW. MEXICO WERE DESPERATELY TRYING TO AVENGE THEIR 3-2 DEFEAT BY THE ITALIAN TEAM ON JANUARY 1 AFTER WHICH DISAPPOINTED FANS HURLED CUSHIONS AND INVADED THE FIELD AFTER THE REFEREE DISALLOWED A HOME GOAL WHICH WOULD HAVE LEVELLED THE SCORE AT 2-2.

    FROM THE START, MEXICO SWUNG INTO THEIR HIGH-POWERED ATTACKING MOVES AIMED AT TIRING THEIR OPPONENTS IN THE HIGH-ALTITUDE ARENA. BUT ITALY PLAYED CAREFULLY AND REFUSED TO BE DRAWN INTO THIS TACTIC. THEIR DEFENCE REMAINED SOLID UNTIL MEXICAN OUTSIDE-LEFT PADILLA CRASHED IN A FINE SHOT AFTER 15 MINUTES OF THE SECOND HALF.

    NEARING THE END, BOTH TEAMS WERE TIRING BUT ITALY'S BERTINI MADE THE MOST OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEVEL THE SCORES 25 MINUTES LATER.

    THE STAR STUDDED ITALIAN SIDE INCLUDED IN THEIR ATTACK THE GBP40,000 JUVENTUS FORWARD ANASTASI.

    ONCE AGAIN THE PREDOMINANTLY MEXICAN CROWD SHOWED THEIR DISAPPROVAL OF THE RESULT BY HURLING CUSHIONS ONTO THE FIELD. MEXICO CITY WILL BE THE VENUE FOR THE 1970 WORLD CUP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3B83OX45HOF4ZKDXLERCK128Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA3B83OX45HOF4ZKDXLERCK128Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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