Italy 4 Japan 3: Italy wins a match which was a football party
Italy beats Japan 4 goals 3 in the second group match of the Confederations Cup. True to his style in the big races, Italy takes the upper hand, in extremis and when it was worse happening. I note Japanese. With a lighthearted game, They have lost the battle but the fans have fallen in love. The level of Japanese has grown a lot and it shows.
He started the game very well for Japan was going to get put 0-2 the score, the first of them in a contentious penalty that made Buffon. But before Italy you can never be trusted. Before the end of the first half, transalpine group had reduced distance and had even thrown a ball hits the post. With a game just moved the first part.
The Italians came plugged into the second half and took just four minutes to equalize in a play of Giaccherini, who crossed from the left for Balotelli expected only in the area, but the ball did not reach because Uchida in his attempt to divert ended up scoring an own goal.
Two minutes later the Argentinian referee Diego Abal punished with a penalty to Japan by diverting Hasebe with a wrist shot from Giovinco.
Balotelli scored the ball away and allowed Italy will turn around the score of a game that seemed easy for the Japanese in the first half. Balotelli certainly possesses a statistical record, He has never missed a penalty.
Japan did not give up and went out the attack, which he allowed him to tie with a header in the minute 69 de Okazaki. Nippon interesting player front. When things were worse for Italy, I was being danced by Japan to the public the ols, the Italians with his signature style were to take the match after a counterattack which ended Giovinco with a shot to the back of the net.
Brazil and Italy pass to semifinals. Like for Japan to Mexico again be, but the feeling has left the Japanese team will remain in the retina for a long time. the future of the Asian selection is presented interesting.
– Data sheet:
4. Italy: Gianluigi Buffon; Christian Hammer (Ignacio Abate, m.59), Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio; Andrea Pirlo, Alberto Aquilani (Sebastian Giovinco, m.29), Daniele De Rossi, Riccardo Montolivo; Emmanul Gianccherini (Claudio Marchisio, m.68) and Mario Balotelli. Selector: Cesare Prandelli.
3. Japan: Kawashima; Uchida (Hiroki Sakai, m.72), Yoshida, Konno, Nagatomo; Endo, Hasebe, Honda, Kagawa; Okazaki s Maeda (Havenaar m.78). Selector: Alberto Zaccheroni.
goals: 0-1, m.21: Honda, penalty. 0-2, m.32: Kagawa. 1-2, m.40: de Rossi. 2-2, m.50: Uchida, own goal. 3-2, m.52: Balotelli, penalty. 3-3, m.69: Okazaki. 4-3, m.85: Giovinco.
Referee: Argentina Diego Abal warned the Italians Buffon and De Rossi, and the Hasebe and Japanese Konno.
incidences: game of the second round of Group A of the Confederations Cup played at the Arena Pernambuco stadium, Brazilian city of Recife, before 40.489 viewers.