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Italy V Uruguay – Confederations Cup 3rd Place play off 2013

Italy V Uruguay – Confederations Cup 3rd Place play off 2013 Gianluigi Buffon the hero…..

He saved three penalties as Italy beat Uruguay to claim third place in the Confederations Cup.

Buffon stars as Italy win shootout & bronze

Davide Astori put Italy ahead when he tapped home on the line before Edinson Cavani equalised with a low effort.

Alessandro Diamanti restored Italy’s lead with a curling free-kick and then Cavani levelled again with a stunning free-kick to ensure extra-time.

Riccardo Montolivo was sent off for two yellow cards in extra-time but Italy held on to seal a 3-2 win on penalties.

Diego Forlan, Martin Caceres and Walter Gargano all missed to hand Italy third spot in Salvador.

Full Match  Report>>>>

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez:

“You can’t just go by what you read in the newspapers. Even if they were tired, they played a great match.

“They controlled the ball possession in the first half and they made us suffer.”

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli:

“The main thing was our character. We showed fantastic character. We never gave up.

“We still have a long way to go but we’re on the right road.”

LINEUP, BOOKINGS (5) & SUBSTITUTIONS (6)

Uruguay

  • 01 Muslera
  • 02 Lugano
  • 03 Godin
  • 16 Pereira Booked (Pereira – 81′ )
  • 22 Caceres
  • 05 Gargano
  • 07 Rodriguez (Gonzalez – 56′ )
  • 17 Arevalo (Perez – 106′ )
  • 09 Suarez Booked
  • 10 Forlan
  • 21 Cavani

Substitutes

  • 12 Castillo
  • 23 Silva
  • 04 Coates
  • 13 Aguirregaray
  • 19 Scotti
  • 06 Pereira
  • 08 Eguren
  • 14 Lodeiro
  • 15 Perez
  • 18 Ramirez
  • 20 Gonzalez
  • 11 Hernandez

Italy

  • 01 Buffon
  • 02 Maggio
  • 03 Chiellini Booked
  • 04 Astori (Bonucci – 96′ )
  • 05 De Sciglio
  • 06 Candreva
  • 16 De Rossi (Aquilani – 70′ )
  • 18 Montolivo Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 23 Diamanti (Giaccherini – 82′ )
  • 11 Gilardino
  • 14 El Shaarawy

Substitutes

  • 12 Sirigu
  • 13 Marchetti
  • 15 Barzagli
  • 19 Bonucci
  • 07 Aquilani
  • 08 Marchisio
  • 17 Cerci
  • 21 Pirlo
  • 22 Giaccherini
  • 10 Giovinco
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