Soccer...and world champions Argentina continued their European tour with a 2-2 draw against Italy in?
GV TOP Argentina in striped shirts playing right to left attacking down mid-field.
GV Argentinian player Valencia shoots for goal ball bounces back from keeper an into net for 1-0, Argentinian players embrace.
GV Crowd in stadium.
GV Italy attacking, player shoots for goal, ball is blocked and passed to winger, Causio lobs ball into goal to make it 1-1, ZOOM TO Italian players, jumping over newsmen, and ZOOM OUT crowd cheering. (2 SHOTS)
GV Scoreboard at half time (Italy 1, Argentina 1).
GV Italy kick off second half, mid-field play Argentinian gets the ball and takes it down field.
TV PAN Italy attacking down field, Argentinian player is brought down in goal-area, Italian player Rossi scores, and scoreboard showing Italy 2 Argentina 1. (2 SHOTS)
GV Argentinian player Maradona taking penalty kick and scoring to make it 2-2, players embrace.
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Background: Soccer...and world champions Argentina continued their European tour with a 2-2 draw against Italy in Rome's Olympic Stadium on Saturday (26 May). It was a friendly-match, but one Argentina wanted to win. In the final stages of last year's (1978) World Cup in Argentina, Italy beat the home-team 1-0. The South American side were anxious to put the record straight in Rome. But the Italians had other ideas and fought the world champions courageously.
SYNOPSIS: Argentina in the striped shirts attack down mid-field, Valencia shots for goal. Italian goal-keeper Zoff couldn't hold the ball and Argentina took a one-nil lead.
The eighty-thousand spectators were demoralised by the early Argentine goal, and Italy took a long time to recover. The equaliser came after twenty-five minutes. From the wing, Causio made no mistake. Italy 1, Argentine 1 and that the way the score stayed until half-time.
Italy kicked-off the second half, determined to score again. Argentina showed only glimpses of the speed and attacking skills which make them world champions.
Italy dominated the second half, often finding holes in Argentina's defence.
After fifty-three minutes Rossi beat the Argentinian goal-keeper Fillol to put Italy in the lead for the first time in the match.
Less than a minute later Argentina's Maradona equalised with a penalty - saving the champions from defeat. Final score Italy 2, Argentina 2.