Friday, May 27, 2011

June 10, 1987-Italy 3-Argentina 1

June 10, 1987
Italy 3-Argentina 1
Friendly
Venue: Zürich –Hardturm Stadion (Grasshoppers-Club Zürich), Switzerland
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Joel Quiniou (France)
Goalscorers: (Italy): De Napoli 27-Garré (own goal) 33-Vialli 88      
                    (Argentina): Maradona 62
Lineups:
Italy:
 1-Walter Zenga (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  [9 caps / 0 goals]  (12-Stefano Tacconi (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [1 caps / 0 goals] 46)
2-Ciro Ferrara (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)  [1 caps / 0 goals]
3-Luigi De Agostini (Hellas-Verona Associazione Calcio) [3 caps / 0 goals]
4-Salvattore Bagni (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)  [37 caps / 4 goals] (15-Giuseppe Dossena (Torino Calcio 1906) [38 caps / 1 goals] 88)
5-Giovanni Francini (Torino Calcio 1906) [4 caps / 0 goals]
6-Roberto Tricella (Hellas-Verona Associazione Calcio)  [10 caps / 0 goals]
7-Roberto Donadoni (Associazione Calcio Milan) [8 caps / 1 goals] (16-Gianfranco Matteoli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) [5 caps / 0 goals]77)
8-Fernando de Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)  [13 caps / 1 goals]
9-Alessandro Altobelli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) [52 caps / 23 goals] (18-Aldo Serena (Juventus Football Club-Torino) [8 caps / 1 goals] 49)
10-Giuseppe Giannini (Associazione Sportiva Roma)   [7 caps / 0 goals]
11-Gianluca Vialli (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova)  [17 caps / 2 goals]

Coach: Azeglio Vicini

Other Subs:
Mauro Tassotti (Associazione Calcio Milan)  
Alessandro Renica (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)  
Roberto Mancini (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova)  

Team Captain: Alessandro Altobelli
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Diadora
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks
















Argentina:
1-Sergio Javier Goycochea (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) [1 caps / 0 goals]
9-José Luis Cuciuffo (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield -Buenos Aires) [8 caps / 0 goals]
13-Oscar Alfredo Garre (Club Ferrocarril Oeste-Buenos Aires) [37 caps / 0 goals]
2-Sergio Daniel Batista (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires) [13 caps / 0 goals]
19-Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) [27 caps / 3 goals]
5-Jose Luis Brown (Brest Armorique Football Club / France) [22 caps / 1 goals]
3-Raul Roque Alfaro (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) [1 caps / 0 goals] (Oscar Alberto Dertycia (Instituto Atletico Central Córdoba-Córdoba)  [12 caps / 1 goals]   73)
20-Dario Andres Sivisky (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires) [1 caps / 0 goals]  (4-Claudio Paul Caniggia (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) [1 caps / 0 goals]  85)
11-Juan Gilberto Funes (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) [1 caps / 0 goals] (17-Pedro Pablo Pasculli (Unione Sportiva Lecce / Italy) [16 caps / 5 goals]   59)
10- Diego Armando Maradona (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli  / Italy) [55 caps / 27 goals]
16-Julio Jorge Olarticoechea (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires) [13 caps / 0 goals] (18-Hernan Edgardo Diaz (Club Atlético Rosario Central-Rosario) [1 caps / 0 goals]  46)

Coach: Carlos Salvador Bilardo

Other Subs:
Jorge Osvaldo Bartero (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield -Buenos Aires)
Nestor Ariel Fabbri (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Jose Carlos Fantaguzzi (Club Ferrocarril Oeste-Buenos Aires)
Walter Osvaldo Perazzo (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)


Team Captain: Diego Armando Maradona  
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif
Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Striped Shirt, Black Shorts and White Socks
















Photo From: El Grafico 1987

















Notes:
-Match number 441 for Italy and number 588 for Argentina.

-This match was held in Zurich , Switzerland, as a special match to inaugurate the 1990 World Cup. The opponents were the host nation (Italy) and the defending champion (Argentina).
Pele was a special guest and was at the center circle before kickoff with the respective captains and received a medal.




-This was Argentina’s first official match, since becoming World Champions the previous year.

-Both Captains (Altobelli and Maradona) were previous World Cup winners.

- Alessandro Altobelli captained Italy in the abscence of Antonio Cabrini.
- Salvatore Bagni assumed captaincy for Italy in the second half. Therefore for the second half both captains were Napoli players.

- Italy's First choice defenders Bergomi, Ferri (both Inter), Franceo Baresi (AC Milan) and Antonio Cabrini (Juventus) all unavailable for this match.
-Italian unused substitute Alessandro Renica never played for Italy.

- Italian unused substitute Mauro Tassoti would not gain his first cap until 5 years after this match (October 14, 1992-WC qualifier Italy 2-Switzerland 2), which made him at age 32 Italy's oldest ever debutant.
-Argentinian players, Maradona and Pasculli were playing Italian Serie A clubs. (Napoli and Lecce)

-Maradona was clubmates with Italian players: Ferrara, Bagni, de Napoli and Renica. Francini also joined Napoli in the offseason.



-Argentinians Ruggeri, Dertycia and Caniggia also joined Italy’s Serie A eventually.

-Claudio Caniggia joined Italian club AS Roma in 1992-93 and was a teammate of Giannini.

-Stefano Tacconi and Ciro Ferrara’s debut for Italy.

- Goycochea , Alfaro ,Sivisky, Caniggia , Funes  and Hernan Edgardo Diaz made their national team debut for Argentina.

- Argentinian player  Juan Gilberto Funes (8 March 1963 - 11 January 1992) passed away less than 5 years after this match due to a heart attack.

-Fernando de Napoli’s only goal scored for Italy.

- Giuseppe Dossena’s last match for Italy.

- Before this match, Italy had not scored a goal in 3 full matches.

-Sergio Goycochea started in goal for Argentina as Pumpido was unavailable.

-Argentina debutant Caniggia would score the goal vs Italy at World Cup 1990 that contributed to Italy's elimination.

-Both goalkeepers were their respective nations' goalkeepers at the penalty kick shoot-out at Worls Cup 1990 between thet two teams.



-The last time previous that Argentina defeated Italy was back in 1956.

-For Italy’s second goal, Oscar Alfredo Garre deflected a shot from Vialli into the net.

-This was the first match between the nations since the previous year’s World Cup. Maradona scored in both matches.

-Donadoni, Maradona and Batista became national team managers of their respective nations.



-This was the first time since 1982 World Cup vs Brazil, that Argentina had conceded 3 goals in a match.

-Argentina’s goal credited to Maradona was actually a volley by Diaz which deflected off of Maradona into the net. Maradona did not actually take a shot.

-The Original Argentina squad selected for this match:
On May 8, 1987
Goalkeepers: Goycochea,Bartero
Defenders: Garre,Ruggeri,Cuciffio,Clausen,Monzon,Fabbri,Balbis,H.Diaz
Midfield/Strikers : Giusti,Batista,Tapia,H.Enrique,Siviski,
JLRodriguez,Perazzo, Funes,Dertycia,Caniggia

The European based players then joined the squad.

Match Video:



4 comments:

  1. I would liek to thank Fabio Vettori of Italy for forwarding the following two links from italian newspaper La Repubblica

    http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/1987/06/11/vicini-applaude-mai-cosi-bravi-maradona-accusa.html
    (with Maradona complaining about the referee and some small interviews to italian players)

    http://ricerca.repubblica.it/repubblica/archivio/repubblica/1987/06/11/per-una-sera-argentina-siamo-noi.html
    (players votes)

    Unfortunately I don't think I have something more to offer about that match.

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  2. I would also like to thank Claudio Aput of Argentina for scanning and forwarding to me the report of this match from "El Grafico", i will attach this report shortly

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  3. It is interesting to see how friendly Pele and Maradona were to each other, in light of the "feud" that developed between them later.

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    1. right until then there was no such rivalry, i think the problem started at the end of maradona's playing career

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