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Sunday, 15 June 1980
European Championship 1980 Finals First Phase Group Two, match three/four

England 0 Italy 1 [0-0]
 

 

Match Summary
England Squad
Italy Squad

Stadio Comunale di Torino, Santa Rita, Torino
Attendance:
56,649/59,649;
Kick-off: 8.30pm local, tbc BST
Live on ITV (UK) -
Commentator: Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

Italy - Marco Tardelli (79)
Italy - Romeo Benetti, Marco Tardelli
Results 1975-1980

? kicked-off. ? minutes (? & ?).

 

Match Summary

Officials from Romania

England

Type

Italy

Referee (-) - Nicolea Rainea
x (-).

Linesmen - tbc

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England Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 3rd to 4th
Colours: The 1980 Admiral home uniform - White v-necked jerseys with royal blue/red shoulder panels, royal blue shorts with red side stripe and white seam, white socks with red/blue tops. - without the Admiral logo
Capt: Kevin Keegan, 22nd captaincy Manager: Ronald Greenwood, 58 (11 November 1921), appointed as caretaker 17 August 1977, permanent on 17 December 1977,
31st match, W 20 - D 7 - L 4 - F 58 - A 24.
England Lineup
13 Shilton, Peter L. 30 18 September 1949 G Nottingham Forest FC 31 26 GA
2 Neal, Philip J. 29 20 February 1951 RB Liverpool FC 27 3
3 Sansom, Kenneth G. 21 26 September 1958 LB Crystal Palace FC 9 0
4 Thompson, Philip B. 26 21 January 1954 RHB Liverpool FC 25 1
5 Watson, David V. 33 5 October 1946 CHB Southampton FC 54 4
6 Wilkins, Raymond C. 23 14 September 1956 M Manchester United FC 34 2
7 Keegan, J. Kevin 29 14 February 1951 OR SV Hamburger, Germany 53 19
8 Coppell, Steven            
21 Birtles, Garry            
18 Kennedy, Raymond 28 28 July 1951 M Liverpool FC 17 3
11 Woodcock, Anthony S. 24 6 December 1955 F 1. FC Köln eV, Germany 12 3
England Substitutes
20 Mariner, Paul, on 75th min. 27 22 May 1953 CF Ipswich Town FC 10 3

unused substitutes:

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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

Italy Team

 

Rank:

No official ranking;
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th
Colours: Made by Le Coq Sportif - Blue round necked jerseys, white shorts, blue socks.
Capt: Dino Zoff Manager: Vincenzo Bearzot
Italy Lineup
1 Zoff, Dino 38 28 February 1942 G     GA
14 Oriali, Gabriele 27 25 November 1952        
19 Causio, Franco, off 88th min. 31 1 February 1949        
15 Tardelli, Marco 25 24 September 1954        
20 Graziani, Francesco 27 16 December 1952        
6 Collovati, Fulvio 23 9 May 1957        
7 Gentile, Claudio 26 27 September 1953        
18 Bettega, Roberto 29 27 December 1950        
9 Scirea, Gaetano 27 25 May 1953        
10 Antognoni, Giancarlo 26 1 April 1954        
11 Benetti, Romeo 34 20 October 1945        
Italy Substitutes
3 Baresi, Giuseppe 22 7 February 1958        

unused substitutes:

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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

    Match Report by Norman Giller

Tardelli settled a polished and peaceful game with one of the goals of the tournament twelve minutes from the end. Graziani powered past Phil Neal before delivering the ball into the path of Tardelli, who beat Shilton with an unstoppable volley at the near post. It had class written all over it and was a worthy winner of a game England often dominated with fast, skilful football that had the disciplined Italian defence stretched near to breaking point. Ray Kennedy came closest to scoring for England when he rifled a second-half shot against a post with Dino Zoff beaten.

Source Notes

TheFA.com
Original newspaper reports
Rothman's Yearbooks
Mike Payne's England: The Complete Post-War Record (Breedon Books Publishing Company, Derby, U.K., 1993)
Norman Giller
, Football Author

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CG