Football -- and in a friendly international Portugal beat Italy 2-1 on a ???uddy, rain-soaked?
GV Portugal v Italy football, Lisbon--second half play with Italians in dark top kicking from right to left, PAN TO GVs general play (2 shots)
SV Trainers and managers on sideline bench
GV Portugal's Nene, No. 9, scoring his and team's second goal to make score 2-0 to Portugal, PAN TO crowd
GV Italians kicking off after goal and unsuccessfully attacking Portuguese goal
GV Corner to Italy, and Portuguese goalkeeper saves
GV Italians attacking and Bettega, No. 11, scoring to make score 2-1 in Portugal's favour, PAN TO Portuguese arguing with referee and claiming offside
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Background: Football -- and in a friendly international Portugal beat Italy 2-1 on a ???uddy, rain-soaked pitch in Lisbon before a meagre crowd of 2,000.
SYNOPSIS: Most of the action came in the second half with the Italians, kicking from right to left in the dark tops, already one-nil down. Portugal's first goal had come from Nene in the 16th minute. The Italians played in generally lack-lustre style, only picking up towards the end of the game after they were two-nil down. Portugal's hero of the game as Alves in the number ten strip at midfield, ho controlled much of the play with delicate foot-work and intelligent passing. In the 65th minute, he contributed towards Portugal's second goal -- again from Nene, at number nine.
The Italians rallied a little after that, but several attempts on the home goal were unsuccessful. Play was restricted by the mud and rain, which kept away a number of spectators -- who could anyway see the match live on television at home.
A corner to Italy -- and an expert save by Bento in goal.
Italy's only goal -- too late to save the game -- caused something of a row. Bettega at number eleven, who finally banged it in after some confusion, was accused by the Portuguese of being offside.