Italy play Brazil tonight in the Confederations Cup. Ahead of the clash, Goal.com's partners at partofthegame provide a video of the classic match between Pele's Brazil and Facchetti's Italy from 1970.
Tonight’s Confederations Cup match between Italy and Brazil brings back memories of their legendary 1970 World Cup final, which was played exactly 39 years ago.
The Azzurri reached the final after an epic 4-3 semi-final victory over West Germany, but succumbed 4-1 to a Pele-inspired Selecao at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Ahead of the clash this evening, Goal.com's partners at partofthegame provide a video of the 1970 classic.
While modern day greats such as Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluigi Buffon and Kaka will be on show in South Africa tonight, 39 years ago it was all-time legends such as Giacinto Facchetti, Gigi Riva, Rivelino, Jairzinho, Carlos Alberto, and of course Pele who were delighting the crowds in Mexico.
Will the class of 2009 serve up a treat worthy of those from 1970?
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