France v Italy, 02 July 2000

Score2-1 to France
RefereeAnders Frisk
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Final
VenueFeyenoord Stadium, Rotterdam
Attendance48,200
Kick Off: 20:00 Local (19:00 BST) After Extra Time: 1-1 after 90 minutes France won by a Golden Goal Assistant referees: Leif Lindberg (Sweden) Jens Larsen (Denmark) Fourth official: José María García-Aranda (Spain) Man of the Match: Francesco Totti (Italy) France became the first team to win the UEFA European Championship as world champions as David Trezeguet came off the bench to score a golden goal. It left Italy crestfallen having been seconds from winning the contest in normal time, leading through Marco Delvecchio's second-half strike before Sylvain Wiltord's last-gasp effort forced extra time. Trezeguet did the rest. The final had got off to a similarly frenetic start. France almost took the lead when Thierry Henry's hooked shot came back off the post and Youri Djorkaeff had headed just wide from a corner before Italy came to life, Demetrio Albertini curling a free-kick narrowly over the bar. The game was still only 15 minutes old. Both sides settled and the Bleus came desperately close to breaking through six minutes before the interval. The livewire Henry weaved into the penalty area and drove the ball goalwards, Djorkaeff seized possession and turned to fire in a low shot but Toldo made a fine point-blank stop. Within seconds of Alessandro Del Piero's second-half introduction Italy came close themselves, as Laurent Blanc was forced to head desperately behind from a dangerous Paolo Maldini cross. Finally, on 55 minutes, the deadlock was broken. Francesco Totti's back-heel released Gianluca Pessotto down the right and his cross eluded Marcel Desailly, allowing Delvecchio to volley in from point-blank range. Italy should have doubled that advantage six minutes later when Totti sent Del Piero clear, but the Juventus forward pulled his shot across goal. At the other end France were struggling to find a way past the brilliant Toldo, who denied Wiltord and Henry as Zidane began to weave his creative magic. Yet despite the introduction of a third striker – Trezeguet – Roger Lemerre's side seemed destined for defeat, until Wiltord broke free on the left of the penalty area in injury time to send a low drive squirming past Toldo. France, buoyed by their late reprieve, began extra time on the offensive, Zidane having a shot deflected wide from a Robert Pirès cross. And the Arsenal FC-bound winger was the source for the winner, tricking his way down the left before pulling the ball back for Trezeguet to crash a first-time shot into the roof of the net. With the French fans exultant, Didier Deschamps lifted the Henri Delaunay Cup.

2  France

Manager: Roger Lemerre

1  Italy

Manager: Dino Zoff (resigned)

Goals:

Sylvain Wiltord 90 G
David Trézéguet golden 103 GG

Goals:

Marco Delvecchio 56 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez
Defender Laurent Blanc
Defender Marcel Desailly
Defender Bixente Lizarazu
Defender Lilian Thuram
Midfielder Didier Deschamps (captain)
Midfielder Youri Djorkaeff
Midfielder Patrick Vieira
Midfielder Zinédine Zidane
Forward Thierry Henry

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Francesco Toldo
Defender Fabio Cannavaro
Defender Mark Iuliano
Defender Paolo Maldini (captain)
Defender Alessandro Nesta
Midfielder Demetrio Albertini
Midfielder Luigi Di Biagio
Midfielder Stefano Fiore
Midfielder Gianluca Pessotto
Forward Francesco Totti

Substitutions:

Sylvain Wiltord for Christophe Dugarry 58
David Trézéguet for Youri Djorkaeff 76
Robert Pirés for Bixente Lizarazu 86

Substitutions:

Alessandro Del Piero for Stefano Fiore 53
Massimo Ambrosini for Luigi Di Biagio 66
Vincenzo Montella for Marco Delvecchio 86

Cards:

Lilian Thuram 58 Y

Cards:

Luigi Di Biagio 31 Y
Fabio Cannavaro 42 Y
Francesco Totti 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Bernard Lama
Goalkeeper Ulrich Ramé
Defender Vincent Candela
Defender Frank Leboeuf
Midfielder Christian Karembeu
Midfielder Johann Micoud
Midfielder Emmanuel Petit
Midfielder Robert Pirés
Forward Nicolas Anelka
Forward Sylvain Wiltord

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Christian Abbiati
Goalkeeper Francesco Antonioli
Defender Ciro Ferrara
Defender Paolo Negro
Midfielder Massimo Ambrosini
Midfielder Antonio Conte
Midfielder Angelo Di Livio
Forward Filippo Inzaghi