Italy took revenge for defeat in the World Cup Final in Mexico City in 1970, when they defeated Brazil 2-0 in a friendly soccer international in Rome on Saturday night (9 June).
TV ZOOM TO GV Brazil kick off (R to L) in light shirts (2 shots)
GV Corner to Brazil saved by keeper
GTV Riva scores for Italy, crowd cheer (2 shots)
GV ZOOM Brazil kick off, crowd (2 shots)
GV Italy takes free kick over bar
GV Brazil attacks & crowd (2 shots)
GV Brazil takes free kick, saved
MV Scoreboard at half time 1-0 to Italy
GV ZOOM Italy kick off 2nd half (L to R)
STV Brazil attacks & fails, Crowd (2 shots)
GV Brazil's free kick & they score, but disallowed, crowd (2 shots)
GV PAN Free kick to Brazil, saved & crowd (2 shots)
GV Italy attacks & Capello scores (2 shots)
MV Scoreboard 2-0 to Italy
Initials SGM/2125 SGM/2155
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Background: Italy took revenge for defeat in the World Cup Final in Mexico City in 1970, when they defeated Brazil 2-0 in a friendly soccer international in Rome on Saturday night (9 June).
Italian start Gigi Riva put the Italians in the lead after 17 minutes and Capello put the result beyond dispute with a second goal in the 76th minute.
The young Brazilians gave a fine display of individual skills, but against a packed and well-drilled Italian defence they could make no headway.
Outstanding int eh Italian defence was the goalkeeper, Dino Zoff. Time and again he denied the Brazilians, in situations in which a goal seemed inevitable.
The first goal came after a break by Rivera on the right wing. Brazil's keeper, Leao, did well to stop Rivera's long range shot, but the ball slid from his grasp and Riva ran in to slip the ball into the net.
The second half began with the score still at 1-0. The Brazilian forwards pressurised the Italian goal, right from the kick-off, and were unlucky to have a goal disallowed, following a free-kick. Rivelino took the kick and pushed the ball through to Dario, who slotted it into the net, but the referee ruled it offside.
A few minutes later, the Brazilians were two goals down, when Capello was put clear by a pass from Sabatini. His shot hit the underside of the bar and bounced out. Play continued, but the referee ruled that the ball had crossed the line.
In the remaining 14 minutes, Brazil fought back but could find no way of penetrating the Italians' blanket defence.