Thursday, August 11, 2011

Italy 2-1 Spain

JAC Sport, Bari - Italian Successful victory at home to world champion, Spain in a friendly match, Thursday, August 11, 2011. Playing before the public in San Nicola, Italy winning 2-1 on Matador team.

Italy managed to lead in the first half goal by Riccardo Montolivo in the 11th minute. But Spain National Team able to equalize through a penalty by Xabi Alonso in the 37th minute.

The referee pointed to the spot after a foul Chiellini to Llorente who are preparing to meet a cross Carzola. Llorente is a reserve player who entered in the 15th minute to replace Fernando Torres.

Score at 1-1 last until halftime.

In the second half, Italy back to lead 2-1 after substitute Alberto Aquilani successfully forced Iker Casillas take the ball from his wicket. Italy managed to maintain this advantage until the game ended.

Not just losing, Matador team -nickname of Spain National Team-should also be missing two key players, Fernando Torres and Gerard Pique. Fernando Torres is replaced by Llorent in the 14th minute after suffering a mild apoplexy. While Pique suffered a thigh injury and pulled out at the end of the first half.

On the contrary, Italy is also not satisfied with the victory over Spain. Because, coach Cesare Prandelli wants his team do some changes.

"We're doing a fantastic match, but there are some moments that we should look more. This means we must do better," said Prandelli after the match as reported by Goal.

In the match against Spain, Italy ahead through Riccardo Montolivo gol in the 11th minute. Scores were then equated the Spanish in the 37th minute through a penalty Alonso.

However, Gli Azzuri-nickname of Italy national team-finally closed the victory with the last goal on 84 minutes through Alberto Aquilani. But this is not the goal scorer who praised Prandelli. But Antonio Cassano as a Captain and Mario Balotelli who is considered an important contribution.

"Cassano played well and attacked. I'm happy for him. He played as good as Balotelli who gives a good sign to us tonight," said the coach.


Italy : Buffon, Chiellini, Criscito, Ranocchia, De Rossi, Pirlo, Thiago Motta, Montolivo 11', Maggio, G. Rossi, Cassano

Spain  : Casillas, Albiol, Arbeloa, Piqué, Iraola, Iniesta, Xabi Alonso 37' (pen), David Silva, Javi Martínez, Cazorla, Fernando Torres

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