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Mexico vs Italy 1970 World Cup match report

Date, kick-off time: Sunday, 14 June 1970, 12:00 (UTC-06:00)
National teams, score:
Competition:1970 FIFA World Cup Final Tournament, Quarterfinal
Referee:Rudolf Scheurer, Bettlach /
Attendance, venue:26 851, Estadio Luis Gutiérrez Dosal (La Bombonera), Toluca de Lerdo
Goals:1:1 (25') opponent`s player (own goal), 1:2 (63') Gigi Riva, 1:3 (70') Gianni Rivera, 1:4 (76') Gigi Riva
Italy national team line-up in match Nr.290
Managed by technical commissioner Ferruccio Valcareggi
Enrico Albertosi   2530US Cagliari, Cagliari
Tarcisio Burgnich   3731FC Inter, Milano
Giacinto Facchetti  Captain  5027FC Inter, Milano
Mario Bertini   1326FC Inter, Milano
Roberto Rosato   2226Milan AC, Milano
Pierluigi Cera   629US Cagliari, Cagliari
Angelo Domenghini   84' 2628US Cagliari, Cagliari
84' Sergio Gori   124US Cagliari, Cagliari
Alessandro Mazzola   46' 4127FC Inter, Milano
46' Gianni Rivera   67' 4026Milan AC, Milano
Roberto Boninsegna   526FC Inter, Milano
Giancarlo De Sisti   1627AC Fiorentina, Firenze
Gigi Riva   2025US Cagliari, Cagliari
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Historical data sources
Corriere dello Sport (Rome), №130, 15.06.1970; CONI: Biblioteca digitale dello sport
L’Unità del lunedì (Rome), №22, 15.06.1970; L’Unità - Archivio storico

pieterkooijman - posted 22.01.2011 14:46:16

Javier Fragoso Rodríguez
Héctor Pulido Rodríguez (...)

pieterkooijman - posted 19.07.2011 13:44:56

Coach: Raúl Cárdenas (link: )

Soproni Démon - posted 16.09.2011 14:02:47


Zsorzsinju - posted 16.09.2011 21:32:40

1:1 (26.) Gustavo Peña OG (link: )

toniofarrugia - posted 26.12.2012 17:52:55

Minute of yellow card to Gianni Rivera - 67 minute (link: )

toniofarrugia - posted 26.12.2012 17:59:30 - 1

The Mexican player who committed the own goal in favour of Italy was Javier Guzmán and not Gustavo Peña as all sources say. One can watch the video on the link hereunder (from 30 seconds to 50 seconds) and one can notice that it is clearly player number 14 Javier Guzmán that in the action leading to the goal he first shadowed Luigi Riva and even managed to clear the ball away from his feet, then the same Javier Guzmán stood in the way of the shot by Domenghini and deflected the ball past his own goalkeeper Ignacio Calderón. Player number 3 Gustavo Peña, clearly recognizable as he was also wearing the captain’s armband, is nowhere near the ball and only comes into the scene from the opposite direction and just kicks again the ball into the net in frustration.

Only the FIFA webpage reports the autogoal correctly. All other sources state that it was Gustavo Pena that committed the autogoal. A bad error.

1970 (June 14) Mexico 1-Italy 4 (World Cup).mpg
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The correct version of the goal on the FIFA webpage

(link: )

Yas054 - posted 09.04.2013 05:05:51

1 GK Ignacio Calderon 26 13 Dec 1943 Deportivo Guadalajara (...)
Mexico vs Italy post-match head-to-head
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Mexico v Italy H2H
Italy matches
Previous match:
1970 F.I.F.A. World Cup Final Tournament
Israel vs Italy 0-0
Toluca de Lerdo, Thursday 11 June 1970
Next match:
1970 F.I.F.A. World Cup Final Tournament
West Germany vs Italy 3-4
Mexico City, Wednesday 17 June 1970
Top Italy scorers
1. Giuseppe Meazza (1930 - 1938) - 33 goals
2. Silvio Piola (1935 - 1946) - 30 goals
3. Adolfo Baloncieri (1920 - 1930) - 25 goals
4. Gigi Riva (1967 - 1970) - 21 goals
... Gianni Rivera (1962 - 1970) - 10 goals
(correct as of June 14, 1970)
Brief match report
Sun. 14 Jun 1970
Estadio Luis Gutiérrez Dosal (La Bombonera), Toluca de Lerdo
Mexico 1-4 Italy
Goals: 25 (OG), Riva 63, Rivera 70, Riva 76

Italy: Albertosi, Burgnich, Facchetti (c), Bertini, Rosato, Cera, Domenghini (Gori 84), Mazzola (Rivera 46), Boninsegna, De Sisti, Riva. Managed by Valcareggi.
Booked: Rivera 67.

Att: 26 851
Ref: Scheurer (Switzerland)

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