Italy v Australia, 26 June 2006

Score1-0 to Italy
RefereeLuis Medina Cantalejo
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueFritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern
Attendance46,000
Kick-Off: 17:00 Local (16:00 BST) Assistant referees: Víctoriano Giráldez Carrasco (Spain) Pedro Medina Hernández (Spain) Fourth official: Éric Poulat (France) Fifth official: Lionel Dagorne (France) Man of the Match: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) This was the first game in the history of the World Cup finals that has been decided by a penalty in the final minute of normal time. Only six other finals games have featured last minute winners from open play. The only previous meeting between Italy and Australia came in the 2000 Olympics. Italy won 1-0 in Melbourne with a 82nd minute goal from Andrea Pirlo.

1  Italy

Manager: Marcello Lippi

0  Australia

Manager: Guus Hiddink

Goals:

Francesco Totti penalty 90 P

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
Defender Fabio Cannavaro (captain)
Defender/Centre back Marco Materazzi
Defender/Midfielder Fabio Grosso
Defender/Midfielder Gianluca Zambrotta
Midfielder Gennaro Gattuso
Midfielder Simone Perrotta
Forward Andrea Pirlo
Forward Luca Toni

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer
Defender Craig Moore
Defender/Midfielder Scott Chipperfield
Defender/Midfielder Lucas Neill
Midfielder Mark Bresciano
Midfielder Jason Culina
Midfielder Vince Grella
Midfielder Luke Wilkshire
Midfielder/Forward Tim Cahill
Forward Mile Sterjovski
Forward Mark Viduka (captain)

Substitutions:

Vincenzo Iaquinta for Alberto Gilardino 46
Andrea Barzagli for Luca Toni 56
Francesco Totti for Alessandro Del Piero 75

Substitutions:

John Aloisi for Mile Sterjovski 81

Cards:

Fabio Grosso 29 Y
Marco Materazzi 51 R
Gennaro Gattuso 89 Y
Gianluca Zambrotta 90 Y

Cards:

Vince Grella 23 Y
Tim Cahill 49 Y
Luke Wilkshire 61 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marco Amelia
Goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi
Defender Andrea Barzagli
Defender Alessandro Nesta
Defender Massimo Oddo
Midfielder Simone Barone
Midfielder Mauro Camoranesi
Forward Filippo Inzaghi
Forward Francesco Totti

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ante Covic
Goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac
Defender/Centre back Tony Popovic
Defender/Midfielder Mark Milligan
Midfielder Stan Lazaridis
Midfielder Josip Skoko
Midfielder/Forward Harry Kewell
Forward John Aloisi
Forward Josh Kennedy
Forward Archie Thompson

Comments:

Italy extend their unbeaten run to 22 games - their longest run since 1939.

Comments:

This was the Socceroos first-ever game in the Second Round of the World Cup finals. Scott Chipperfield made his 50th appearance for Australia in this game.