A strong Italian team completely outplayed a soccer team from the United States at a friendly international match in Rome's Olympic stadium on Wednesday (2 April).
GV Italy kicking of (from L. to R.) (Italy in dark shirts) ZOOM OUT TO FULL GV Stadium
GV Italy attacking U.S.A. goal but goalie diverts shot
GV Scoreboard (0-0) ZOOM OUT TO GV stadium
GV Italian winger's shot hits bar and U.S. defenders clear up field
GV Italy's first goal
GV Italian player flicks ball over oncoming goalie for second goal
GV Italian attack down left wing ends with winger scoring third goal
GV Italy's fourth goal made again from right full back
GV Winger shoots in fifth goal
GV PAN Crowd
(SECOND HALF) GV U.S. goalie diving but failing to stop sixth goal ZOOM OUT TO crowd
GV Italian attacker scoring seventh goal from left wing
GV U.S.A. kicking of ZOOM OUT TO GV stadium
Initials BB/1850 NPJ/AH/BB/1910
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Background: A strong Italian team completely outplayed a soccer team from the United States at a friendly international match in Rome's Olympic stadium on Wednesday (2 April). The Italian won the match by 10 goals to nil (10 - 0).
Watched by a sparse crowd of 15,000 people, the plucky Americans were outclassed by their opponents in every department of the game. And not surprisingly, because ten of the eleven Italian players are expected to be chose to play against Poland in the european Championship later this month.
The one man who is not expected to play in that match was Chinaglia who was brought in as a replacement for Antognoni. However, playing before his home crowd, he had an exceptional game, scoring twice himself, and helping to make several of the other goals.
The first goal was scored after seven minutes by Rocca. By the half-time whistle the score was 5-nil. The scorers were -- Rocca (2), Cordova, Chinaglia (2), Graziani (3), Savoldi (2).