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Italy vs Northern Ireland international football match report

Date, kick-off time: Wednesday, 22 January 1997, 20:45 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
Italy
-
Northern Ireland
2:0
Competition:International Friendly
Referee:Lutz Fröhlich, Berlin /
Germany
Attendance, venue:30 886, Stadio La Favorita, Palermo
Goals:1:0 (9') Gianfranco Zola, 2:0 (88') Alessandro Del Piero
Italy national football team line-up in match Nr.540
Managed by technical commissioner Cesare Maldini
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Angelo Peruzzi   1226Juventus FC, Torino
Angelo Di Livio   79' 1030Juventus FC, Torino
79' Stefano Eranio   1930Milan AC, Milano
Alessandro Costacurta   72' 4130Milan AC, Milano
72' Fabio Cannavaro   123Parma AC, Parma
Ciro Ferrara   3629Juventus FC, Torino
Paolo Maldini  Captain  7528Milan AC, Milano
Amedeo Carboni   1731AS Roma SpA, Roma
Dino Baggio   3425Parma AC, Parma
Demetrio Albertini   4125Milan AC, Milano
Roberto Di Matteo   58' 1926Chelsea FC, London
58' Diego Fuser   928SS Lazio SpA, Roma
Pierluigi Casiraghi   58' 3827SS Lazio SpA, Roma
58' Fabrizio Ravanelli   1528Middlesbrough FC, Middlesbrough
Gianfranco Zola   62' 2730Chelsea FC, London
62' Alessandro Del Piero   1222Juventus FC, Torino
Northern Ireland national team line-up in match Nr.448
Managed by team manager Bryan Hamilton
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Tommy Wright   2533Nottingham Forest FC, West Bridgford
Danny Griffin   319St Johnstone FC, Perth
Barry Hunter   1028Reading FC, Reading
Gerry Taggart   3826Bolton Wanderers FC, Bolton
Nigel Worthington  Captain  6535Stoke City FC, Stoke on Trent
Jon McCarthy   81' 226Port Vale FC, Stoke-on-Trent
81' Robbie Dennison   1832Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Wolverhampton
Steve Lomas   1723Manchester City FC, Manchester
Steve Morrow   2326Arsenal FC, London
Kevin Horlock   524Swindon Town FC, Swindon
Michael Hughes   69' 3625West Ham United FC, London
69' Keith Rowland   1225West Ham United FC, London
James Quinn   59' 322Blackpool FC, Blackpool
59' George O'Boyle   929St Johnstone FC, Perth
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Italy1625.37527.9037200
Northern Ireland1419.00026.96212000
Historical data sources
L’Unità (Rome), №19, 23.01.1997; L’Unità - Archivio storico
Comments

forevert - posted 22.04.2011 00:23:55

This goal is credited to Gianfranco Zola by (link: )

forevert - posted 22.04.2011 00:27:02

This goal is credited to Alessandro Del Piero by (link: )
Italy vs Northern Ireland post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
53119 - 61.400
Italy v Northern Ireland match-by-match record
Italy matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Bosnia & Herzegovina vs Italy 2-1
Sarajevo, Wednesday 6 November 1996
Next match:
1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
England vs Italy 0-1
London, Wednesday 12 February 1997
Northern Ireland matches
Previous match:
1998 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Northern Ireland vs Albania 2-0
Belfast, Saturday 14 December 1996
Next match:
Friendly International
Northern Ireland vs Belgium 3-0
Belfast, Tuesday 11 February 1997
Italy top scorers
1. Gigi Riva (1967 - 1973) - 35 goals
2. Giuseppe Meazza (1930 - 1938) - 33 goals
3. Silvio Piola (1935 - 1946) - 30 goals
... Gianfranco Zola (1995 - 1997) - 8 goals
... Alessandro Del Piero (1995 - 1997) - 4 goals
(correct as of January 22, 1997)
Brief match report
Wed. 22 Jan 1997
Stadio La Favorita, Palermo
Italy 2-0 Northern Ireland
Goals: Zola 9, Del Piero 88

Italy: Peruzzi, Di Livio (Eranio 79), Costacurta (Cannavaro 72), Ferrara, Maldini (c), Carboni, Baggio, Albertini, Di Matteo (Fuser 58), Casiraghi (Ravanelli 58), Zola (Del Piero 62). Managed by Maldini.

Northern Ireland: Wright, Griffin, Hunter, Taggart, Worthington (c), McCarthy (Dennison 81), Lomas, Morrow, Horlock, Hughes (Rowland 69), Quinn (O'Boyle 59). Managed by Hamilton.

Att: 30 886
Ref: Fröhlich (Germany)

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