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  • 50th international appearance of Romeo Benetti for Italy

Italy vs Spain international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Thursday, 21 December 1978, 14:30 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
Italy
1-0
Spain
Competition:
International Friendly
Referee:
Nikola Dudin, Sofia /
Bulgaria
Attendance, venue:
28 685, Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Goals:
1-0 (31') Paolo Rossi
Italy football team line-up in match Nr.363
Managed by technical commissioner Enzo Bearzot
Player
Caps
Age
Club
Dino Zoff  Captain  46' 
73
36
Juventus FC, Torino
46' Paolo Conti  
4
28
AS Roma SpA, Roma
27
25
Juventus FC, Torino
11
21
Juventus FC, Torino
1
26
FC Inter, Milano
Mauro Bellugi   67' 
31
28
Bologna FC, Bologna
13
29
Juventus FC, Torino
20
25
Juventus FC, Torino
44
29
Juventus FC, Torino
29
24
Juventus FC, Torino
11
22
SS Lanerossi Vicenza, Vicenza
50
33
Juventus FC, Torino
29
26
Torino Calcio, Torino
27' Bruno Giordano  
1
22
SS Lazio SpA, Roma
Spain football team line-up in match Nr.233
Managed by national coach Ladislav Kubala
Player
Caps
Age
Club
2
26
RCD Español, Barcelona
Marcelino   50' 
11
23
Club Atlético, Madrid
50' Gordillo  
2
21
Real Betis Balompié, Sevilla
1
23
Valencia CF, Valencia
3
22
Athletic Club, Bilbao
3
23
Real Sporting de Gijón, Gijón
8
23
Real Madrid CF, Madrid
5
26
Valencia CF, Valencia
Sánchez   28' 46' 
2
22
FC Barcelona, Barcelona
46' Zamora  
1
23
Real Sociedad, San Sebastián
Leal  Captain  73' 
13
24
Club Atlético, Madrid
73' Canito  
1
22
RCD Español, Barcelona
7
24
Real Sociedad, San Sebastián
Argote   46' 
2
22
Athletic Club, Bilbao
46' Pichi Alonso  
1
24
Real Zaragoza CD, Zaragoza
Match stats
National team
Players
Average caps
Average age
Clubs
Goals
Cautions
Expulsions
Italy
14
24.571
27.114
7
1
0
0
Spain
15
4.133
23.734
10
0
1
0
Historical data sources
El Mundo Deportivo (Barcelona), №17176, 22 Dec 1978; Mundo Deportivo - Hemeroteca
L’Unità (Rome), №303, 22 Dec 1978; L’Unità - Archivio storico
Comments
Italy vs Spain post-match head-to-head
P
20
W
7
D
7
L
6
GF
30
GA
21
Av. goals
2.550
Av. attendance
37 016
Italy national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Czechoslovakia vs Italy 3-0
Bratislava, Wednesday 8 November 1978
Next match:
Friendly International
Italy vs Netherlands 3-0
Milan, Saturday 24 February 1979
Spain national team matches
Previous match:
UEFA Euro 1980 Qualifying
Spain vs Cyprus 5-0
Salamanca, Wednesday 13 December 1978
Next match:
Friendly International
Czechoslovakia vs Spain 1-0
Bratislava, Wednesday 14 March 1979
Top Italy goal scorers
1. Gigi Riva (1967 - 1973) - 35 goals
2. Giuseppe Meazza (1930 - 1938) - 33 goals
3. Silvio Piola (1935 - 1946) - 30 goals
4. Adolfo Baloncieri (1920 - 1930) - 25 goals
... Paolo Rossi (1978) - 4 goals
(correct as of December 21, 1978)
Brief match report
Thu. 21 Dec 1978
Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Italy 1-0 Spain
Goals: Rossi 31

Italy: Zoff (c) (Conti 46), Gentile, Cabrini, Oriali, Bellugi (Cuccureddu 67), Scirea, Causio, Tardelli, Rossi, Benetti, Graziani (Giordano 27). Managed by Bearzot.

Spain: Urruticoechea, Marcelino (Gordillo 50), Botubot, Alexanko, Cundi, San José, Solsona, Sánchez (Zamora 46), Leal (c) (Canito 73), Satrústegui, Argote (Alonso 46). Managed by Kubala.
Booked: Sánchez 28.

Att: 28 685,
Ref: Dudin (Bulgaria)

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