Italy v Brazil, 05 July 1982

Score3-2 to Italy
RefereeAvraham Klein
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group C
VenueEstadio Sarriá, Barcelona
Attendance44,000
Kick Off: 17:15 Local (16:15 BST) The match has been described as one of the greatest football matches of all time. The result was seen by many as not only a defeat for Brazil, but a defeat of their attacking philosophy by the less talented but more organized Italians. This match has since then been labelled by Brazilian press as the 'Sarrià Stadium Tragedy' (Portuguese: A tragédia do Sarrià).

3  Italy

Manager: Enzo Bearzot

2  Brazil

Manager: Tele Santana Silva

Goals:

Paolo Rossi 5 G
Paolo Rossi 24 G
Paolo Rossi 74 G

Goals:

Socrates 12 G
Falcao 68 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dino Zoff (captain)
Defender Antonio Cabrini
Defender Fulvio Collovati
Defender Claudio Gentile
Defender Gaetano Scirea
Midfielder Giancarlo Antognoni
Midfielder Gabriele Oriali
Midfielder Marco Tardelli
Forward Bruno Conti
Forward Paolo Rossi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Waldir Peres
Defender Junior
Defender Leandro
Defender Luizinho
Defender Oscar
Midfielder Falcao
Midfielder Socrates (captain)
Midfielder Toninho Cerezo
Midfielder Zico
Midfielder/Forward Eder
Forward Serginho

Substitutions:

Giuseppe Bergomi for Fulvio Collovati 34
Giampiero Marini for Marco Tardelli 75

Substitutions:

Paulo Isidoro for Serginho 69

Cards:

Claudio Gentile 13 Y
Gabriele Oriali 78 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Defender Giuseppe Bergomi
Midfielder Giampiero Marini

On the bench:

Midfielder/Forward Paulo Isidoro

Comments:

Paolo Rossi scored a hat-trick