The South London club Crystal Palace, after beating another Italian club Cagliari one-nil in mid-week, drew one-all on Saturday against on e of Italy's most famous sides, Inter-Milan.
LS Kick-off and general play, Inter in dark shirts playing from right to left mainly in Inter-Milan's half, with goal finally coming when Inter defenders fail to clear, and Birchenall scores for Palace.
CS Birchenall, goal scorer.
LS Crowd cheering
LS Second half, Inter taking corner followed by general play, until goal is scored down centre by Boninsegna.
CS Goal scorer Boninsegna.
CS Scoreboard Palace 1, Inter 1, after 27 minutes of second half.
Initials VS/2.29 VS/2.20
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Background: The South London club Crystal Palace, after beating another Italian club Cagliari one-nil in mid-week, drew one-all on Saturday against on e of Italy's most famous sides, Inter-Milan.
Both matches were in the novel end-of season Anglo-Italian soccer tournament, which started this week and is being played both in England and in Italy.
Scorer's in Saturday's game were Alan Birchenall in the fifth minute for Palace and Boninsegna in the 72nd minute for Inter-Milan.
SYNOPSIS: The South London Club Crystal Palace were at home to one of the great Italian sides on Saturday, when Inter-Milan came to Selhurst Park for a match in the Anglo-Italian tournament. Inter in dark shorts are playing right to left. Inter showed plenty of skill in the early stages, but the ball was in Inter-Milan's half for much of the time.
Then in the fifth minute, Palace's Alan Birchenall pounced on a careless pass-back by Inter's Mario Bertini, and swept the ball past Bordon.
For the rest of the first half, Palace generally kept the upper hand, and Inter had to take the initiative in the second.
Their highly rated forwards Jair, Boninsegna and Mazzola impressed with their close control and short passing, but Crystal Palace held on to their lead well into the second half.
Finally however, Inter pressed home a forceful attack, and it was world cup striker Boninsegna who burst through the centre to score.
The game ended a one-all draw, but Palace would be well satisfied with this after their midweek one-nil Victory over another Italian club, Cagliari.