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Italy's Vialli severs Spanish resistance

Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 14.42CET
Italy 1-0 Spain
Gianluca Vialli scored the only goal 17 minutes from time as Italy made their move in Group 1 to go within sight of a place in the semi-finals.
Italy's Vialli severs Spanish resistance
Gianluca Vialli scored the only goal as Italy beat Spain ©Getty Images

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Published: Sunday 5 October 2003, 14.42CET

Italy's Vialli severs Spanish resistance

Italy 1-0 Spain
Gianluca Vialli scored the only goal 17 minutes from time as Italy made their move in Group 1 to go within sight of a place in the semi-finals.

Just as was the case in their opening fixture against West Germany, Italy were again the better side but again struggled for goals – this time, though, one was enough.

Italy once again treated the first half as a holding operation. Paolo Maldini, at the start of a glorious international career, played a particularly key role by man-marking Míchel. The AC Milan defender was one of 17 players from the two squads who had played in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship two years earlier – with Spain winning on penalties on that occasion.

The Azzurri had the upper hand throughout in their attempt to exact some measure of reveng. Needing the victory having been held by West Germany, Azeglio Vicini's team were in control for much of the game but must have had an anxious eye on the clock when, midway through the second half, Gianluca Vialli ran down the left channel only to volley wide.

Four minutes later, though, from almost the same position, he scored with a low cross-shot after Alessandro Altobelli had dummied over Carlo Ancelotti's clever pass. With Ricardo Gallego well marshalled and Emilio Butragueño disappointing, the Italian defence did what it did best – hold on to a lead to move within sight of the semi-finals.

Last updated: 19/12/11 14.49CET

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Lineups

Italy

Italy

Spain

Spain

1
ZengaWalter Zenga
1
ZubizarretaAndoni Zubizarreta
2
BaresiFranco Baresi
2
Tomás ReñonesTomás Reñones
3
BergomiGiuseppe Bergomi (C)
4
AndrinuaGenar Andrinua
6
FerriRiccardo Ferri
Yellow Card34
5
Víctor MuñozVíctor Muñoz
8
MaldiniPaolo Maldini
8
SanchísManuel Sanchís
9
AncelottiCarlo Ancelotti
9
ButragueñoEmilio Butragueño
11
De NapoliFernando De Napoli
11
GordilloRafael Gordillo (C)
14
GianniniGiuseppe Giannini
14
GallegoRicardo Gallego
Substitution68
17
DonadoniRoberto Donadoni
16
BakeroJosé Mari Bakero
18
ManciniRoberto Mancini
Substitution69
18
SolerMiquel Soler
20
VialliGianluca Vialli
Goal73
Substitution88
20
MíchelMíchel
Substitution73

Substitutes

5
FerraraCiro Ferrara
10
Eloy OlayaEloy Olaya
10
De AgostiniLuigi De Agostini
Substitution88
12
Diego RodríguezDiego Rodríguez
12
TacconiStefano Tacconi
13
BuyoPaco Buyo
13
FusiLuca Fusi
17
BeguiristáinAitor Beguiristáin
Substitution73
16
AltobelliAlessandro Altobelli
Substitution69
19
Martín VázquezRafael Martín Vázquez
Substitution68

Coach

Azeglio Vicini (ITA) Miguel Muñoz Mozún (ESP)

Referee

Erik Fredriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Bo Karlsson (SWE), ()

Fourth official

Werner Föckler (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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