The Italian national soccer side on Wednesday night (13 November) defeated Bayern Munich of West Germany one goal to nil before a crowd of 55,000 at Rome's Olympic Stadium.
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Background: The Italian national soccer side on Wednesday night (13 November) defeated Bayern Munich of West Germany one goal to nil before a crowd of 55,000 at Rome's Olympic Stadium.
The Italian side -- which has been drastically altered from that which failed in the World Cup -- will face Holland, the World Cup runners-up, in the European Nations Cup series next week.
On Wednesday night's showing, against a lack-lustre Bayern side, Italy appeared to face an uphill battle against the Dutch side. The only goal of the match was scored by Boninsegna, in the second minute of the second half.
Eight minutes from full time, Boninsegna was brought down in the Bayern penalty area. But Anastasi's penalty kick hit the post.
SYNOPSIS: Italy kicked off in the second half of a friendly international match against Bayern Munich in Rome on Wednesday night. A crowd of fifty five thousand packed Rome's Olympic Stadium to see the match. The first half saw plenty of mid-field play,m and no score.
For the Italians, the game was a run-up to their European Nations Cup match against Holland the following week. Holland were the World Cup runners-up against West Germany, whose captain, Beckenbaur, led the Bayern side on Wednesday night. Italy launched attack after attack but failed to finish off the movements. One goal was scored off-said and not allowed.
The West Germans seemed sluggish most of the match. But even so, the Italians performed poorly. Many soccer commentators though the Italians faced an uphill battle against the Dutch.
The Italians were given an opportunity to improve their score when, eight minutes from full time, Boninsegna was brought down in the Bayer penalty areas.
But, in keeping with the rest of the match, Anastasi's penalty kick hit the goal post and the score remained one-nil.