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Monday, June 14, 2010

World Cup Champ.. Just draw with Paraguay
the holders of Italy opened their World Cup campaign in 2010 ™ with a 1-1 draw against Paraguay in Group F on a rainy afternoon at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town.

Antolin Alcaraz Gemany in 2006 shocked the champions in the 39th Minute to open scoring, while Daniel De Rossi in Italy goalkeeper Justo Villar was some veterans convincing game just after the hour. New Zealand and the other opening group games Slovakia tomorrow in Rustenburg.

Both teams were also organized in the early stages, despite the difficult conditions and could not understand a note in the opening game of chance. In the 22 Minutes showed, however, that South Americans would be dangerous the break, the search for Aureliano Torres just on the edge of the box. But the lawyer, took your own shot and run it Gianluigi Buffon, the Italian fans can hold their breath.

Italy threatened so soon after the young midfielder Claudio Marchisio swung in a corner of the flight very well, but Cristian Riveros was the first, it extends gracefully on his own crossbar striker Vincenzo Iaquinta in the delete button lookout.

Paraguay was again faster than the dead ball situation six minutes before the break to open scoring. Torres sent a kick in the beautiful freedom and defender of the front garden of Alcatraz Daniel De Rossi and grew faster than the Italian captain Fabio Cannavaro a header over the stranded Buffon.

During the break, the Squadra Azzurra was more bad news that Buffon Federico Marchetti, who won the sixth stopper between the sticks, injured retired. But four-time champions of the football World Cup has started strongly after the break, and a network Simone Pepe could have achieved far post cross Gianluca Zambrotta, but he was unable to connect with an ambitious general shooting.

Pepe had another chance in the same place a few minutes later, but Villar caught just before the Italian cargo. But the goalkeeper was completely in the 63rd kefta Blocked minutes when he picked up at the corner of Pepe, losing the ball and powerless, De Rossi threw an empty net.

The momentum was firmly in favor of Italy, after that, but Villar was difficult for the South Americans. First, he claimed the ball looks like a corner before an Iaquinta, and then in the 80th Minutes he delivered a low shot against the Italian attack Pepe worried. He continued his redemption three minutes later when he exercised his right to Montolivo claimRiccardo, but saved the blow of the long jump.

Italy next play New Zealand on Sunday in Nelspruit, while Paraguay, Slovakia, on the same day Mangaung / Bloemfontein.

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