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Italy vs Spain international football match report

Date, kick-off time: Thursday, 21 December 1978, 14:30 (UTC+01:00)
National teams, score:
Italy
-
Spain
1:0
Competition:International Friendly
Referee: /
Bulgaria
Attendance, venue:28 685, Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Goals:1:0 (31') Paolo Rossi
Italy national football team line-up in match Nr.363
Managed by technical commissioner Enzo Bearzot
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Dino Zoff  Captain  46' 7336Juventus FC, Torino
46' Paolo Conti   428AS Roma SpA, Roma
Claudio Gentile   2725Juventus FC, Torino
Antonio Cabrini   1121Juventus FC, Torino
Gabriele Oriali   126FC Inter, Milano
Mauro Bellugi   67' 3128Bologna FC, Bologna
67' Antonello Cuccureddu   1329Juventus FC, Torino
Gaetano Scirea   2025Juventus FC, Torino
Franco Causio   4429Juventus FC, Torino
Marco Tardelli   2924Juventus FC, Torino
Paolo Rossi   1122SS Lanerossi Vicenza, Vicenza
Romeo Benetti   5033Juventus FC, Torino
Francesco Graziani   27' 2926Torino Calcio, Torino
27' Bruno Giordano   122SS Lazio SpA, Roma
Spain national team line-up in match Nr.233
Managed by national coach Ladislav Kubala
PlayerCapsAgeClub
Javier Urruticoechea   226RCD Español, Barcelona
Marcelino   50' 1123Club Atlético, Madrid
50' Gordillo   221Real Betis Balompié, Sevilla
Botubot   123Valencia CF, Valencia
Alexanko   322Athletic Club, Bilbao
Cundi   323Real Sporting de Gijón, Gijón
San José   823Real Madrid CF, Madrid
Solsona   526Valencia CF, Valencia
Sánchez   28' 46' 222FC Barcelona, Barcelona
46' Zamora   123Real Sociedad, San Sebastián
Leal  Captain  73' 1324Club Atlético, Madrid
73' Canito   122RCD Español, Barcelona
Jesús María Satrústegui   724Real Sociedad, San Sebastián
Argote   46' 222Athletic Club, Bilbao
46' Pichi Alonso   124Real Zaragoza CD, Zaragoza
Match stats
National teamPlayersAverage capsAverage ageClubsGoalsCautionsExpulsions
Italy1424.57127.1147100
Spain154.13323.73410010
Historical data sources
El Mundo Deportivo (Barcelona), №17176, 22.12.1978; Mundo Deportivo - Hemeroteca
L’Unità (Rome), №303, 22.12.1978; L’Unità - Archivio storico
Comments
Italy vs Spain post-match head-to-head
PlayedWonDrawnLostGoalsPoints/Match
2077630 - 211.050
Italy v Spain match-by-match record
Italy 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 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
Italy top 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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