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2 (2) vs 2 (3)
Played
June 30, 2013 6:00 PM SAST
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova — Salvador, Bahia
Referee:‬ D. Haïmoudi‎
Attendance:‬ 43382‎
 
120+3′ (PSO) Edinson Cavani
Alberto Aquilani 120+2′ (PSO)
120+5′ (PSO) Luis Suárez
Stephan El Shaarawy 120+4′ (PSO)
 
Emanuele Giaccherini 120+8′ (PSO)
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Uruguay 2-2 Italy (2-3 pens)

Goal rates the performers on show at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador as Italy beat Uruguay 3-2 on penalties to claim third place at the Confederations Cup

By Mohammed Ali

  • Néstor Muslera Micol
    3
    7
    2.50

    Néstor Muslera Micol

    The goalkeeper appeared jittery and erratic from the off, compounded by an unfortunate deflection to gift Italy the opener.

  • Diego Lugano
    1
    8
    2.50

    Diego Lugano

    The Celeste captain recovered from a lethargic performance to limit and frustrate Italy towards extra-time. Gave away a couple of unnecessary fouls and was a liability at times, but finished the game strongly.

  • Diego Godín
    3
    5
    3.00

    Diego Godín

    The better of the Uruguay defenders on Sunday afternoon. Godin did well to nullify the threat posed by Italy, also producing a late clearance. Assured at the back.

  • Maxi Pereira
    2
    6
    2.00

    Maxi Pereira

    Struggled for large periods of the first half, and failed to make an impact in the final third with his forward forays. Replaced in favour of Alvaro Pereira.

  • Martín Cáceres
    4
    7
    2.00

    Martín Cáceres

    Endured a difficult first half starting at left-back, but switched to the centre after a tactical change from Tabarez. That led to a noted improvement, but erratic going forward on the ball and in attempting to keep the opposition wingers at bay.

  • Walter Gargano
    4
    6
    3.00

    Walter Gargano

    Powerhouse in midfield, Gargano led the surge from the halfway line that led to Cavani’s fine equaliser in the second half. Like his compatriots, much more confident on the ball in the second half. Nevertheless, missed the penalty that handed Italy third place.

  • Cristian Rodríguez
    0
    8
    2.00

    Cristian Rodríguez

    Lacked substance and creativity in the midfield as Uruguay struggled for the majority of the first half. Replaced by Tabarez in favour of Alvaro Gonzalez in light of a disappointing game.

  • E. Arévalo
    3
    8
    2.00

    E. Arévalo

    Couldn’t replicate his shielding performance in front of the defence, as Italy bypassed his tough tackling nature with ease to progress forward.

  • Luis Suárez
    3
    9
    2.50

    Luis Suárez

    The Liverpool forward might’ve been shortlisted for the Golden Ball by Fifa, but he failed to highlight his previous form in the competition with a lacklustre performance.

  • Diego Forlán
    3
    7
    3.00

    Diego Forlán

    Enterprising in attack, but largely restricted to set-pieces, before producing a superb double effort at Buffon which was fantastically kept out by the goalkeeper. Will be disappointed to miss his second spot-kick of the competition.

  • Edinson Cavani
    14
    6
    3.50

    Edinson Cavani

    Much had been made of Cavani’s international performances of late, but the Napoli forward blossomed against Italy with two well-taken goals, the second an absolutely brilliant free-kick past Buffon.

Substitutions

  • Á. Pereira
    0
    4
    2.50

    Á. Pereira

    Replaced namesake Maxi Pereira in the late stages of the game. Good presence on the wings to deliver the ball, especially when players begin to tire in extra-time.

  • Diego Pérez
    0
    4
    2.00

    Diego Pérez

    Came on for Arevalo Rios in extra-time, but didn't have enough time to make a sustained impact.

  • Alvaro Gonzalez
    0
    4
    2.50

    Alvaro Gonzalez

    Replaced the ineffective Cristian Rodriguez early in the second half. Injected stability in the midfield initially, but was left wanting in extra-time as he failed to keep up with the tempo.

  • Gianluigi Buffon
    34
    0
    3.50

    Gianluigi Buffon

    Pulled off fine saves from Suarez and Pereira, as well as a brilliant double stop from Forlan, before an imperious shootout performance.

  • Giorgio Chiellini
    19
    1
    3.00

    Giorgio Chiellini

    The rock at the back for the Azzurri, it proved to be an eventful game for Chiellini. Got forward regularly and headed wide in the first half, and was also lucky not to concede a penalty. Did his job when called into action.

  • Davide Astori
    11
    2
    3.00

    Davide Astori

    Should be content with his performance at the back, keeping Uruguay’s world-class attack at bay, and also has a claim at scoring Italy’s goal, with the defender poking home in the 24th minute from Diamanti’s free-kick off Muslera.

  • Mattia De Sciglio
    15
    9
    2.50

    Mattia De Sciglio

    Found the blend between attack and defence, combining well and creating problems with his movements. Tired as the game went on beyond 90 minutes.

  • Christian Maggio
    6
    8
    2.00

    Christian Maggio

    The Napoli right-back sometimes appears erratic when operating in a back four, but was solid this afternoon in Salvador. Curtailed his attacking approach to focus on defending, and generally appeared comfortable.

  • Antonio Candreva
    16
    0
    3.00

    Antonio Candreva

    The Lazio midfielder enjoyed another fruitful encounter. His passing and movement saw him pose many problems for Uruguay. Always positive in the final third in linking well with his team-mates.

  • Daniele De Rossi
    10
    3
    3.00

    Daniele De Rossi

    The Roma man enjoyed a good performance in the middle of the park. Instigated numerous chances with defence-splitting passes. A handful for the South Americans, but tired as the game wore on.

  • Riccardo Montolivo
    7
    12
    2.50

    Riccardo Montolivo

    The AC Milan midfielder was uncharacteristically lacking in discipline. Despite being solid against opponents when attacking, he needlessly was sent off for two avoidable bookable offences, marring what was a decent performance.

  • Alberto Gilardino
    3
    11
    2.00

    Alberto Gilardino

    Often isolated up front, the striker dropped deeper to maintain involvement, but was largely marshalled well by the likes of Godin.

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
    18
    6
    2.50

    Stephan El Shaarawy

    The AC Milan striker was handed a start for the play-off, and featured well. Sometimes isolated, his movement off the ball aided the Azzurri greatly in their offensive tactics. Scored a fine penalty in the shootout.

  • Alessandro Diamanti
    21
    3
    3.50

    Alessandro Diamanti

    Diamanti was a constant threat down the right wing. Had a hand in the first goal with a fabulous free-kick, but Italy’s second was all his as he replicated the same move with a fierce strike from 25 yards.

Substitutions

  • Leonardo Bonucci
    11
    5
    2.50

    Leonardo Bonucci

    Replaced Astori at the beginning of extra-time.

  • Alberto Aquilani
    10
    6
    2.50

    Alberto Aquilani

    Came on for a tiring de Rossi midway through the second half and looked solid in the middle of the park.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    12
    5
    2.50

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Replaced Diamanti with eight minutes to go of normal time. Gave Italy another option in attack, and caused Uruguay problems with his pace, before completing his cameo to hand Italy match point in the shootout.

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Third Place Final
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