Italy v Russia, 15 November 1997

Score1-0 to Italy
RefereeM Serge
CompetitionFIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off
VenueSan Paolo, Naples
Attendance76,500

1  Italy

Manager: Cesare Maldini

0  Russia

Manager: Boris Ignatiev

Goals:

Pierluigi Casiraghi 53 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi
Defender Ciro Ferrara
Defender Paolo Maldini (captain)
Defender/Centre back Fabio Cannavaro
Centre back Alessandro Costacurta
Midfielder Demetrio Albertini
Midfielder Dino Baggio
Midfielder Roberto Di Matteo
Midfielder Gianluca Pessotto

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov
Defender Yuri Kovtun
Defender Youri Nikiforov
Defender Viktor Onopko (captain)
Midfielder Dmitri Alenichev
Midfielder Dmitri Khokhlov
Midfielder Dmitri Popov
Midfielder Vladislav Radimov
Midfielder Igor Yanovski
Forward Igor Kolyvanov
Forward Sergei Yuran

Substitutions:

Alessandro Del Piero for Fabrizio Ravanelli 77
Alessandro Nesta for Gianluca Pessotto 77

Substitutions:

Igor Simutenkov for Igor Yanovski 59
Sergei Semak for Vladislav Radimov 68
Vladimir Beschastnykh for Sergei Yuran 79

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back Alessandro Nesta

On the bench:

Midfielder Sergei Semak
Forward Igor Simutenkov