Thursday, June 22, 2017

International Head-to-Head –Part Six, Italy and Argentina


1950s

The very first match between the nations took place in 1954 at Rome and the home side won (2-0).
Two years later Argentina defeated the Italians (1-0) in Buenos Aires.


International Head-to-Head match No. 1

Date: December 5, 1954
Competition: Friendly
Result: Italy 2-Argentina 0
Venue: Roma –Lo Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Erich Steiner (Austria)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Amleto Frignani 1st, Carlo Galli 48th   
(Argentina): None
Lineups:
Italy:
Giovanni Viola (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
Ardico Magnini (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)     
Giovanni Giacomazzi (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)     
Mario Bergamaschi (Associazione Calcio Milan)    
Rino Ferrario (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
Luigi Moltrasio (Associazione Calcio Torino)      
Giampiero Boniperti (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
Celestino Celio (Associazione Sportiva Roma)   (Adriano Bassetto (Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio-Bergamo)  20th)
Carlo Galli (Associazione Sportiva Roma)       
Juan A. Schiaffino (Associazione Calcio Milan)    
Amleto Frignani (Associazione Calcio Milan)    

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Trainer: Alfredo Foni

Team Captain: Giampiero Boniperti
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Argentina:
Amadeo Raul Carrizo (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (Roque Saverio Marrapodi (Club Ferrocarril Oeste-Buenos Aires) 46th)
Pedro Dellacha (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Federico A. Pizarro (Club Atlético Chacarita Juniors -Buenos Aires)
Francisco Lombardo  (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires)
Eliso Victor Mourino (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires)
Ricardo Bonelli (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda- Buenos Aires) (Jose Borrello (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires) 61)
Ernesto Gutierrez (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Santiago Vernazza (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
Eliseo Prado (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
Ernesto Grillo (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda- Buenos Aires)
Osvaldo Cruz (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda- Buenos Aires)

Coach: Guillermo Stábile

Team Captain: Eliso Victor Mourino
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Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978
(Italy squad, December 5, 1954, Italy 2-Argentina 0)


International Head-to-Head match No. 2

Date: June 24, 1956
Competition: Friendly
Result: Argentina 1- Italy 0
Venue: Buenos Aires -Estadio Avellaneda de River Plate
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Reginald J. Leafe (England)
Goalscorers:
(Argentina): Norberto Conde 65th
(Italy): None
Lineups:
Argentina:
Rogelio Antonio Dominguez (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Pedro Dellacha (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Federico Vairo (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
Juan Carlos Gimenez (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Hector Juan Guidi (Club Atlético Lanús-Lanús)
Adolfo Jorge Benegas (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)
Ernesto Sansone (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield -Buenos Aires)
Norberto Conde (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield -Buenos Aires)
Humberto Dionisio Maschio (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Angel Amadeo Labruna (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (Ernesto Grillo (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda- Buenos Aires)  27th)
Osvaldo Cruz (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda- Buenos Aires)  (Jose Yudica (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario) 46th)

Coach: Guillermo Stábile

Team Captain: Angel Amadeo Labruna
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Note: Pedro Dellacha assumed the Captaincy in the 27th minute.


Italy:
Giovanni Viola (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
Ardico Magnini (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)     
Sergio Cervato (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)   
Giuseppe Chiappella (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)     
Gaudenzio Bernasconi (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova)    
Armando Segato (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)     
Ermes Muccinelli (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)     
Guido Gratton (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)    
Giuseppe Virgili (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)     
Ugo Pozzan (Bologna Football Club) (Gino Pivatelli (Bologna Football Club)  46th)
Maurilio Prini (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)     

Federation's Technical Commission.
Trainer: Alfredo Foni

Team Captain: Sergio Cervato
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Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Argentina squad, June 24, 1956, Argentina 1-Italy 0)



Photo From: Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors: Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974
(Italy squad, June 24, 1956, Argentina 1-Italy 0)


1960s

Just like the previous decades, the Nations met one another just twice in this decade.
On June 15th, 1961, at Florence, Italy inflicted a heavy loss (4-1) on the Aregntineans, with former Argentina striker (and now Oriundi) Italian Om ar Sivori scoring twice against his former Nation.
On June 22, 1966 at Torino, the Italians once again defeated Argentina (3-0) in a preparatory friendly ahead of then 1966 World Cup in England.
It would be an ill-tempered match. The match was held up for five minutes due to feuding between the players.
Argentina’s Carlos Alberto Sainz was sent off, after coming on as a substitute and in injury time, Italy’s Gianfranco Leoncini was also sent off.


International Head-to-Head match No. 3

Date: June 15, 1961
Competition: Friendly
Result: Italy 4-Argentina 1
Venue: Firenze (Florence) -Stadio Comunale    
Attendance:  36,500
Referee: Marcel Bois (France)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Francisco Lojacono 13th, Omar Sivori 20th, 41st, Bruno Mora 86 pen
(Argentina): Federico Sacchi 67th
Lineups:
Italy:
Enrico Albertosi (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
Enzo Robotti (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze) 
Benito Sarti (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
Bruno Bolchi (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 
Giacomo Losi (Associazione Sportiva Roma)
Giovanni Trapattoni (Associazione Calcio Milan)
Bruno Mora (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
Francisco Lojacono (Associazione Sportiva Roma) (Rino Marchesi (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze) 62nd)
Sergio Brighenti (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova)
Omar Enrique Sivori (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
Mario Corso (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) (Gino Stacchini (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 46th)

Coach: Giovanni Ferrari

Team Captain: Sergio Brighenti
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Argentina:
Nestor Errea (Club Atlético Atlanta -Buenos Aires)  (Antonio Roma (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires) 46th)
Carmelo Simeone (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield -Buenos Aires)
Silvio Marzolini (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires)
Hector Juan Guidi (Club Atlético Lanús-Lanús) (Ricardo Jose Maria Ramacciotti (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires) 46th)
Ruben Marino Navarro  (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) 
Federico Sacchi (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Mario Griguol (Club Atlético Atlanta -Buenos Aires)
Oscar Pablo Rossi (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)  (Martin Esteban Pando (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires) 46th)
Ermindo Angel Onega (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
José Francisco Sanfilippo (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)
Alberto Mario Gonzalez (Club Atlético Atlanta -Buenos Aires)

Coach: Victorio Spinetto

Team Captain: Hector Juan Guidi
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Note: Ruben Marino Navarro  assumed the captaincy in the 46th minute.



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978
(Italy squad, June 15, 1961, Italy 4-Argentina 1)


Photo From: Il Libro Azzurro del Calcio Italiano, Authors: Pericle Pratelli, Pasquale Scardillo, 1974
(Italy squad, June 15, 1961, Italy 4-Argentina 1)



International Head-to-Head match No. 4

Date: June 22, 1966
Competition: Friendly
Result: Italy 3-Argentina 0
Venue: Torino -Stadio Comunale
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Lusada Rodriguez (Portugal)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Ezio Pascutti 32nd, 47th, Luigi Meroni 81st
(Argentina): None
Lineups:
Italy:
Enrico Albertosi (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
Tarcisio Burgnich (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  
Giacinto Facchetti (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 
Roberto Rosato (Associazione Calcio Torino)
Sandro Salvadore  (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
Gianfranco Leoncini (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 
Marino Perani (Bologna Football Club)
Giacomo Bulgarelli (Bologna Football Club)
Alessandro Mazzola (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  (Luigi Meroni (Associazione Calcio Torino) 46th)
Gianni Rivera (Associazione Calcio Milan)  (Francesco Rizzo (Unione Sportiva Cagliari) 46th)
Ezio Pascutti (Bologna Football Club)

Coach: Edmondo Fabbri
Sent off: Gianfranco Leoncini 90th

Team Captain: Sandro Salvadore
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Argentina:
Antonio Roma (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires)
Roberto Oscar Ferreiro (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) (Carlos Alberto Sainz (River Plate) 49th)
Silvio Marzolini (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires)
Roberto Alfredo Perfumo (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Jose Rafael Albrecht (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)
Juan Carlos Sarnari (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
Mario Norberto Chaldu (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)
Jorge Raul Solari (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
Daniel Gérman Onega (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (Alfredo Hugo Rojas (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires) 49th)
Vicente de la Mata jr (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) (Ermindo Angel Onega (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) 21st)
Oscar Tomas Mas (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)

Coach: Juan Carlos Lorenzo
Sent off: Carlos Alberto Sainz

Team Captain: Silvio Marzolini
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Photo From: Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983
(June 22, 1966, Italy 3-Argentina 0)



Photo From: El Libro de los Mundiales, Issue 25, La Historia del Futbol, 1966 Argentina La Hora de La Veridad
(June 22, 1966, Italy 3-Argentina 0)



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978
(Italy squad, June 22, 1966, Italy 3-Argentina 0)



1970s

The First Finals Tournamnet match took place between the Nations and into the next decade the rivals would make a habit of facing one another in the World Cups.
The encounter in 1974 ended in a tie (1-1), This was the first encounter at a Neutral venue.
The match during the 1978 World Cup in Argentina yielded an Italian win (1-0) through a Roberto Bettega goal.
At the end of the decade in 1979, Aregntina toured the Old World and introduced Diego Maradoan on the World Stage. Their match with Italy ended in a (2-2) tie.
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International Head-to-Head match No. 5

Date: June 19, 1974
Competition: FIFA World Cup-Group D
Result: Italy 1-Argentina 1
Venue: Stuttgart –Neckarstadion, West Germany
Attendance: 68,900
Referee: Pavel Kasakov (URSS)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Roberto Alfredo Perfumo (own goal) 35th
(Argentina): René Orlando Houseman 20th
Lineups:
Italy:
1-Dino Zoff (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
2- Luciano Spinosi (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
3- Giacinto Facchetti (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)       
4- Romeo Benetti (Associazione Calcio Milan)
5- Francesco  Morini (Juventus Football Club-Torino) (15- Giuseppe Wilson (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma) 66th)
6- Tarcusio Burgnich (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)    
7- Alessandro Mazzola (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)    
8- Fabio Capello (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
10- Gianni Rivera (Associazione Calcio Milan) (18- Franco Causio (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 66th)
11- Luigi Riva (Cagliari Calcio)
19- Pietro Anastasi (Juventus Football Club-Torino)         

Coach: Ferrucio Valcareggi
Booked: Romeo Benetti 48th
Other Substitutes:
12- Enrico Albertosi (Cagliari Calcio)
16- Antonio Juliano (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)
20- Roberto Boninsegna (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)    

Team Captain: Giacinto Facchetti
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Argentina:
1- Daniel Alberto Carnevali (Union Deportivo Las Palmas / Spain)
2-Rubén  Hugo Ayala (Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
3- Carlos Alberto Babington (Club Atletico Huracan- Buenos Aires)  
10- Ramón Armando Heredia (Club Atlético de Madrid / Spain)
11- René Orlando Houseman (Club Atletico Huracan- Buenos Aires)    
13- Mario Alberto Kempes (Club Atlético Rosario Central-Rosario)
14- Roberto Alfredo Perfumo (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube- Belo Horizonte / Brazil)
16- Francisco Pedro Manuel Sa (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
18- Roberto Marcelo Telch (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)
20- Enrique Ernesto Wolff (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)  (9- Ruben Óscar Glaria (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)   60th)
22- Héctor Casimiro Yazalde (Sporting Clube de Portugal-Lisboa / Portugal)  (8-Enrique Salvador Chazarreta (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires) 78th)

Coach: Vladislao Wenceslao Cap   
Booked: Carlos Babington 54

Team Captain: Roberto Alfredo Perfumo
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Photo From: Mondial, old series, Issue 11, December 1977
(Ruben Ayala nad Giacinto Facchetti, June 19, 1974, World Cup, Italy 1-Argentina 1)




Photo From: Azzurri, Storia della Nazionale di calcio tre volte campioni del Mondo, 1910-1983
(June 19, 1974, World Cup, Italy 1-Argentina 1)



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, 1978
(Italy squad, June 19, 1974, World Cup, Italy 1-Argentina 1)



Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Italy squad, June 19, 1974, World Cup, Italy 1-Argentina 1)



International Head-to-Head match No. 6

Date: June 10, 1978
Competition: FIFA World Cup-Group A
Result: Argentina 0-Italy 1
Venue: Buenos Aires -Antonio Vespuci Alberti (El Monumental de Nuñes)
Attendance: 77,260
Referee: Abraham Klein (Israel)
Goalscorers:
(Argentina): None
(Italy): Roberto Bettega 67th
Lineups:
Argentina:
5- Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
2- Osvaldo Cesar Ardiles (Club Atletico Huracán - Buenos Aires)
4- Daniel Ricardo Bertoni (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
6- Américo Ruben Gallego (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario)      
7- Luis Adolfo Galván (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba) 
10- Mario Alberto Kempes (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain)
15- Jorge Mario Olguín (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)
16- Óscar Alberto Ortiz (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (9- René Orlando Houseman (Club Atletico Huracán - Buenos Aires) 72nd)
19- Daniel Alberto Passarella (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
20- Alberto Cesar Tarantini (free agent)
21- Jose Daniel Valencia (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba) 

Coach: César Luis Menotti
Other Substitutes:
3-Hector Rodolfo Baley (Club Atletico Huracán - Buenos Aires)
17-Miguel Angel Oviedo (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)  
8-Rubén Galvan (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
22-Ricardo Julio Villa (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)

Team Captain: Daniel Alberto Passarella
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Italy:
1-Dino Zoff (captain) (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
2- Mauro Bellugi (Bologna Football Club)  (4- Antonello Cuccureddu (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 6th)
3- Antonio Cabrini (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
5- Claudio Gentile (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
8- Gaetano Scirea (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
9 -Giancarlo Antognoni (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze) (15- Renato Zaccarelli (Torino Calcio 1906) 73rd)
10-Romeo Benetti (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
14- Marco Tardelli (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
16- Franco Causio (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
18- Roberto Bettega (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
21- Paolo Rossi (Societa Sportiva Lanerossi-Vicenza 

Coach: Enzo Bearzot
Booked: Romeo Benetti 60th
Other Substitutes:
12-Paolo Conti (Associazione Sportiva Roma)
17-Claudio  Sala (Torino Calcio 1906)
19-Francesco Graziani (Torino Calcio 1906)

Team Captain: Dino Zoff
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Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, Supplement 1
(Italy squad, June 10, 1978, World Cup, Argentina 0-Italy 1)



Photo From:  World Cup 78, Author Phil Soar
(Argentina squad, June 10, 1978, World Cup, Argentina 0-Italy 1)



Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Argentina squad, June 10, 1978, World Cup, Argentina 0-Italy 1)



Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, Supplement 1
(Paolo Rossi and Americo Gallego, June 10, 1978, World Cup, Argentina 0-Italy 1)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 30, June 1978
(Roberto Bettega, June 10, 1978, World Cup, Argentina 0-Italy 1)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 30, June 1978
(Osvaldo Ardiles, June 10, 1978, World Cup, Argentina 0-Italy 1)



Photo From:  Onze, Issue 30, June 1978
(Marco Tardelli, June 10, 1978, World Cup, Argentina 0-Italy 1)



International Head-to-Head match No. 7

Date: May 26, 1979
Competition: Friendly
Result: Italy 2-Argentina 2
Venue: Roma –Lo Stadio Olimpico
Attendance:  59,834
Referee: Luis Antonio Porem (Portugal)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Franco Causio 25th, Paolo Rossi 55th
(Argentina): Jose Valencia 7th, Daniel Passarella 56th pen
Lineups:
Italy:
1-Dino Zoff  (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 
2-Claudio Gentile (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
3-Antonio Cabrini (Juventus Football Club-Torino)         
4-Gabriele Oriali (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)     
5-Fulvio Collovati (Associazione Calcio Milan)
6-Gaetano Scirea (Juventus Football Club-Torino)         
7-Franco Causio (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
8-Marco Tardelli (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 
9-Paolo Rossi (Societa Sportiva Lanerossi-Vicenza)  
10-Giancarlo Antognoni (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
11-Roberto Bettega (Juventus Football Club-Torino)

Coach: Enzo Bearzot
Other Substitutes:
12-Paolo Conti (Associazione Sportiva Roma)
13-Aldo Maldera (Associazione Calcio Milan)         
14-Romeo Benetti (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
15-Renato Zaccarelli (Torino Calcio 1906)
16-Francesco Graziani (Torino Calcio 1906)
17-Bruno Giordano (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)  

Team Captain: Dino Zoff
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Argentina:
1-Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
4-Jorge Mario Olguín (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)
3-Alberto Cesar Tarantini (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)
5-Américo Ruben Gallego (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario)
2-Hugo Eduardo Villaverde (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
6-Daniel Alberto Passarella (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
7-René Orlando Houseman (Club Atletico Huracán - Buenos Aires)
8-Juan Alberto Barbas (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)  (17-Miguel Angel Oviedo (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba) 68th)
9-Leoplodo Jacinto Luque (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
10-Diego Armando Maradona (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires)
11-Jose Daniel Valencia (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)               

Coach: César Luis Menotti
Other Substitutes:
12-Hector Rodolfo Baley (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
13-Hugo Osmar Perotti (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires)
14-Norberto Daniel Outes (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
15-Enzo Hector Trossero (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
16-Jose Omar Reinaldi (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)

Team Captain: Daniel Alberto Passarella
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Photo From: La Nazionale Italiana, Supplement 1
(Italy Squad, May 26, 1979, Italy 2-Argentina 2)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 43, July 1979
(Gabriele Oriali and Diego Maradona, May 26, 1979, Italy 2-Argentina 2)



Photo From: EL GRAFICO Nº3113 (June 5, 1979)
(Marco Tardelli, Juan Barbas, Roberto Bettega and Americo Gallego, May 26, 1979, Italy 2-Argentina 2)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 53, May 1980
(Argentina Squad, Top, left to right: Daniel Passarella, René Houseman,  Jorge Olguín, Hugo Villaverde,  Alberto Tarantini, Ubaldo Fillol , Bottom, left to right: Américo Gallego, Juan Barbas, Leopoldo Luque, Diego Maradona, Jose Valencia, May 26, 1979, Italy 2-Argentina 2)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 43, July 1979
(Argentina Squad, May 26, 1979, Italy 2-Argentina 2)




Photo From: Onze, Issue 43, July 1979
(Leopoldo Luque, May 26, 1979, Italy 2-Argentina 2)



1980s

The Teams continued to face one another in the World Cups in a decade that they each won one. The 1982 encounter is remembered for Claudio Gentile’s treatment of Maradona, while the 1986 encounter is remembered for Maradona’s memorable goal.
They faced one another twice more  in friendlies at the end of the decade. Azeglio Vicini’s rejuvenated Italy defeated Argentina (3-1) in 1987, while the listless goalless draw at the end of the decade (December 1989) was a precursor for the quality of Football to be witnesses in the Italia ’90 World Cup.
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International Head-to-Head match No. 8

Date: June 29, 1982
Competition: FIFA World Cup-Second Round, Group 3
Result: Italy 2-Argentina 1
Venue: Barcelona, Estadio Sarria (Espanol), Spain
Attendance:  43,000
Referee: Nicolae Rainea (Romania)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Marco Tardelli 55th, Antonio Cabrini 67th
(Argentina): Daniel Passarella 83rd
Lineups:
Italy:
1- Dino Zoff  (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
6-Claudio Gentile (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
4-Antonio Cabrini (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
13-Gabriele Oriali (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  (11- Giampiero Marini (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 75th)
5-Fulvio Collovati (Associazione Calcio Milan)   
7-Gaetano Scirea (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
16-Bruno Conti (Associazione Sportiva Roma) 
14-Marco Tardelli (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
20-Paolo Rossi (Juventus Football Club-Torino) (18-Alessandro Altobelli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 80th) 
9-Giancarlo Antognoni (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
19-Francesco Graziani (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)

Coach: Enzo Bearzot
Booked: Paolo Rossi 15
Other Substitutes:
12-Ivano Bordon (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 
3-Giuseppe Bergomi (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 
15-Franco Causio (Udinese Calcio- Udine)

Team Captain: Dino Zoff
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks


Argentina:
7- Ubaldo Matildo Fillol (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
14- Jorge Mario Olguín (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
8- Luis Adolfo Galván (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)
15- Daniel Alberto Passarella (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
18- Alberto César Tarantini (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
1- Osvaldo Cesar Ardiles (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club-London / England)
10- Diego Armando Maradona (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires)
9- Américo Rubén Gallego (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
4- Daniel Ricardo Bertoni (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firezne / Italy)
6- Ramon Angel Diaz (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (5- Gabriel Humberto Calderon (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda) 59)
11- Mario Alberto Kempes (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (21- Jose Daniel Valencia (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba) 59)

Coach: Cesar Luis Menotti
Booked: Osvaldo Ardiles 39th, Mario Kempes 32nd, Diego Maradona 35th
Sent off: Americo Gallego 84th
Other Substitutes:
2- Hector Rodolfo Baley (Club Atletico Talleres de Cordoba-Córdoba)
22-Jose Daniel Van Tuyne (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
3- Juan Alberto Barbas (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)

Team Captain: Daniel Alberto Passarella
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif
Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Vertical Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks


Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Argentina squad, June 29, 1982, World Cup, Italy 2- Argentina 1)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 79, July 1982
(Francesco Graziani and Osvaldo Ardiles, June 29, 1982, World Cup, Italy 2- Argentina 1)


Photo From: Mondial, New Series, Hors Serie 16, 1982
(Diego Maradona and Claudio Gentile, June 29, 1982, World Cup, Italy 2- Argentina 1)



Photo From: El Grafico, Libro De Seleccion-La Historia De Argentina En Los Mundiales-De Uruguay 30 A Corea-Japon 2002
(Italy squad, June 29, 1982, World Cup, Italy 2- Argentina 1)




Photo From: Onze, Issue 98, February 1984
(Daniel Bertoni between Giancarlo Antognoni and Fulvio Collovati, June 29, 1982, World Cup, Italy 2- Argentina 1)



Photo From: Foot Magazine, Issue 18,  November 1982
(Bruno Conti and Daniel Bertoni, June 29, 1982, World Cup, Italy 2- Argentina 1)




International Head-to-Head match No. 9

Date: June 5, 1986
Competition: FIFA World Cup- Group A
Result: Italy 1-Argentina 1
Venue: Puebla- Estadio Cuahutehmoc, Mexico
Attendance:  32,000
Referee: Johannes Keizer (Holland)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Alessandro Altobelli 6th pen
(Argentina): Diego Maradona 34th
Lineups:
Italy:
1- Giovanni Galli (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
2- Giuseppe Bergomi (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)   
3 -Antonio Cabrini (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
6-Gaetano Scirea  (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
8 -Pietro Vierchowod (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova) 
10- Salvatore Bagni (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)  
13 -Fernando de Napoli (Unione Sportiva Avellino)  (11- Giuseppe Baresi (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 87th)
14-Antonio Di Gennaro (Hellas-Verona Associazione Calcio)
16- Bruno Conti (Associazione Sportiva Roma)  (17-Gianluca Vialli (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova) 65th)
18- Alessandro Altobelli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)   
19- Giuseppe Galderisi (Hellas-Verona Associazione Calcio)

Coach: Enzo Bearzot
Booked: Giuseppe Bergomi 54th
Other Substitutes:
12-Franco Tancredi (Associazione Sportiva Roma)  
4 Fulvio Collovati (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)   
15-Marco Tardelli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)    

Team Captain: Gaetano Scirea
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Diadora
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks


Argentina:
18- Nery Alberto Pumpido (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)
2 Sergio Daniel Batista (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires) (16-Julio Jorge Olarticoechea (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires) 59th)
4- Claudio Daniel  Borghi (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires) (12- Héctor Adolfo Enrique (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) 74th)
5- José Luis Brown (Club Deportivo Español -Buenos Aires)
7-Jorge Luis Burruchaga (Football Club de Nantes / France)
9 -José Luis Cuciuffo (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield -Buenos Aires)
10- Diego Armando Maradona (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli  / Italy)
11- Jorge Alberto Francisco Valdano (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
13-Oscar Alfredo Garre (Club Ferrocarril Oeste-Buenos Aires)
14- Ricardo Omar Giusti (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
19 -Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)

Coach: Carlos Salvador Bilardo
Booked: Ricardo Giusti 58th, Oscar Garre 65th
Other Substitutes:
15- Luis Alberto Islas (Club Estudiantes de la Plata-La Plata)
8- Nestor Rolando Clausen (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
17 -Pedro Pablo Pasculli (Unione Sportiva Lecce / Italy)   

Team Captain: Diego Maradona
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif
Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Vertical Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks


Photo From: El Grafico, Libro De Seleccion-La Historia De Argentina En Los Mundiales-De Uruguay 30 A Corea-Japon 2002
(Diego Maradona scoring, June 5, 1986, World Cup, Argentina 1-Italy 1)



Photo From: El Grafico Number 3479 1986
(Oscar Ruggeri, June 5, 1986, World Cup, Argentina 1-Italy 1)



Photo From: Onze, Issue 127, July 1986
(Diego Maradona and Salvatore Bagni, June 5, 1986, World Cup, Argentina 1-Italy 1)



Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Argentina squad, June 5, 1986, World Cup, Argentina 1-Italy 1)



International Head-to-Head match No. 10

Date: June 10, 1987
Competition: Friendly
Result: Italy 3-Argentina 1
Venue: Zürich –Hardturm Stadion (Grasshoppers-Club Zürich), Switzerland
Attendance:  30,000
Referee: Joel Quiniou (France)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Fernado De Napoli 27th, Oscar Garré (own goal) 33rd, Gianluca Vialli 88th   
(Argentina): Diego Maradona 62nd
Lineups:
Italy:
1-Walter Zenga (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  (12-Stefano Tacconi (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 46th)
2-Ciro Ferrara (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)  
3-Luigi De Agostini (Hellas-Verona Associazione Calcio) 
4-Salvattore Bagni (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)  (15-Giuseppe Dossena (Torino Calcio 1906) 88th)
5-Giovanni Francini (Torino Calcio 1906) 
6-Roberto Tricella (Hellas-Verona Associazione Calcio)  
7-Roberto Donadoni (Associazione Calcio Milan)  (16-Gianfranco Matteoli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  77th)
8-Fernando de Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)  
9-Alessandro Altobelli (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  (18-Aldo Serena (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 49th)
10-Giuseppe Giannini (Associazione Sportiva Roma)   
11-Gianluca Vialli (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova)  

Coach: Azeglio Vicini
Other Substitutes:
Mauro Tassotti (Associazione Calcio Milan)  
Alessandro Renica (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)  
Roberto Mancini (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova)  


Team Captain: Alessandro Altobelli
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Diadora
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks

Argentina:
1-Sergio Javier Goycochea (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) 
9-José Luis Cuciuffo (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield -Buenos Aires) 
13-Oscar Alfredo Garre (Club Ferrocarril Oeste-Buenos Aires)
2-Sergio Daniel Batista (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires) 
19-Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) 
5-Jose Luis Brown (Brest Armorique Football Club / France) 
3-Raul Roque Alfaro (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)  (Oscar Alberto Dertycia (Instituto Atletico Central Córdoba-Córdoba) 73rd)
20-Dario Andres Sivisky (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)  (4-Claudio Paul Caniggia (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) 85th)
11-Juan Gilberto Funes (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) (17-Pedro Pablo Pasculli (Unione Sportiva Lecce / Italy) 59th)
10- Diego Armando Maradona (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli  / Italy) 
16-Julio Jorge Olarticoechea (Asociacion Atletica Argentinos Juniors- Buenos Aires) (18-Hernan Edgardo Diaz (Club Atlético Rosario Central-Rosario) 46th)

Coach: Carlos Salvador Bilardo
Other Substitutes:
Jorge Osvaldo Bartero (Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield -Buenos Aires)
Nestor Ariel Fabbri (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Jose Carlos Fantaguzzi (Club Ferrocarril Oeste-Buenos Aires)
Walter Osvaldo Perazzo (Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro- Buenos Aires)

Team Captain: Diego Armando Maradona  
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif
Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Vertical Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks


Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, June 17-23, 1987
(June 10, 1987, Italy 3- Argentina 1)



Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, June 17-23, 1987
(June 10, 1987, Italy 3- Argentina 1)


Photo From: Guerin Sportivo, June 17-23, 1987
(June 10, 1987, Italy 3- Argentina 1)



Photo From: El Grafico 1987
(Argentina squad, June 10, 1987, Italy 3- Argentina 1)




International Head-to-Head match No. 11

Date: December 21, 1989
Competition: Friendly
Result: Italy 0-Argentina 0
Venue: Cagliari -Stadio Sant'Elia
Attendance:  29,635
Referee: Alexei Spirin (USSR)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): None   
(Argentina): None
Lineups:
Italy:
1-Walter Zenga (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  (12-Stefano Tacconi (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 46th)
2- Giuseppe Bergomi  (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)       
3-Paolo Maldini (Associazione Calcio Milan)    (13-Luigi De Agostini (Juventus Football Club-Torino) 46th)
4-Franco Baresi (Associazione Calcio Milan)   
5-Ciro Ferrara (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)   
6-Nicola Berti (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)    
7-Roberto Donadoni (Associazione Calcio Milan)     (16-Roberto Mancini (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova) 46th)
8-Fernando De Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)   
9-Gianluca Vialli (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova)  (14-Luca Fusi (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli) 69th)
10-Giuseppe Giannini (Associazione Sportiva Roma)  
11- Aldo Serena (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)    

Coach: Azeglio Vicini
Other Substitutes:
15-Giancarlo Marocchi (Juventus Football Club-Torino)

Team Captain: Giuseppe Bergomi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Diadora
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks

Argentina:
1-Nery Alberto Pumpido (Real Betis Balompié -Sevilla / Spain)
2-Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
3-Juan-Ernesto Simon (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires)
6-Julio Jorge Olarticoechea (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
4-Pedro Damian Monzón (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
7-Ricardo Omar Giusti (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
5-Sergio Daniel Batista (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) 
8-José Horacio Basualdo (Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart / West Germany)  (21-Pedro Antonio Troglio (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy) 39th)
9-Jorge Luis Burruchaga (Football Club de Nantes / France)
10- Diego Armando Maradona (captain) (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli  / Italy)
11-Gustavo Abel Dezotti (Unione Sportiva Cremonese / Italy) (16-Claudio Paul Caniggia (Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio / Italy) 67th)

Coach: Carlos Salvador Bilardo
Other Substitutes:
Julio Cesar Falcioni (Corporación Deportiva América de Cali / Colombia)
Jose Luis Brown (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Roberto Nestor Sensini (Udinese Calcio / Italy)
Nestor Ariel Fabbri (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
Nestor Raul Gorosito (Fußballclub Swarovski Tirol –Innsbruck / Austria)
Pedro Pablo Pasculli (Unione Sportiva Lecce / Italy)
Abel Eduardo Balbo (Udinese Calcio / Italy)

Team Captain: Diego Armando Maradona  
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Le Coq Sportif
Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Vertical Striped Shirts, White Shorts, White Socks


Photo From: Soccer International, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 1990
(Italy squad, December 21, 1989, Italy 0-Argentina 0)


Photo From: World Soccer, June 1990
(Diego Maradona and Nicola Berti, December 21, 1989, Italy 0-Argentina 0)



Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Europe 1-Coupe Du Monde Italia 90
(Diego Maradona and Giuseppe Giannini, December 21, 1989, Italy 0-Argentina 0)



Photo From: Soccer International, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 1990
(Diego Maradona in an Italian Jersey, December 21, 1989, Italy 0-Argentina 0)


Photo From: Soccer International, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 1990
(Luigi De Agostini and Diego Maradona, December 21, 1989, Italy 0-Argentina 0)


Photo From: Soccer International, Volume 1, Issue 2, February 1990
(Argentina squad, December 21, 1989, Italy 0-Argentina 0)



Photo From: El Grafico Number 3664, 1989
(Giuseppe Giannini and Jorge Burruchaga, December 21, 1989, Italy 0-Argentina 0)



1990s

There was only one match in the decade and it was a World Cup Semifinal on Italian Soil at Maradona’s home stadium. For the fifth straight World Cup Italy and Argentina faced one another in a World Cup. Though the match was a tie (1-1), Argentina eliminated Italy on a penalty kick shoot-out.
It was their firt ‘win’ since 1956.


International Head-to-Head match No. 12

Date: July 3, 1990
Competition: FIFA World Cup-Semifinals
Result: Italy 1-Argentina 1 (Penalty kick shoot-out: 3-4)
Venue: Napoli- Stadio San Paolo
Attendance:  62,000
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Salvatore Schillaci 17th          
(Argentina):  Claudio Caniggia 67th 
Lineups:
Italy:
1- Walter Zenga (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)   
2 -Franco Baresi (Associazione Calcio Milan)    
3- Giuseppe Bergomi (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)       
4- Luigi de Agostini (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
6- Riccardo Ferri (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)       
7- Paolo Maldini (Associazione Calcio Milan)   
11- Fernando de Napoli (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli)
13- Giuseppe Giannini (Associazione Sportiva Roma)   (15-Roberto Baggio (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze) 73rd)
17- Roberto Donadoni (Associazione Calcio Milan)   
19- Salvatore Schillaci (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
21- Gianluca Vialli (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova)  (20-Aldo Serena (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 70th )

Coach: Azeglio Vicini
Booked: Giuseppe Giannini 22nd
Other Substitutes:
12-Stefano Tacconi (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
8-Pietro Vierchowod (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova) 
9 Carlo Ancelotti (Associazione Calcio Milan)   

Team Captain: Giuseppe Bergomi
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Diadora
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks


Argentina:
12- Sergio Javier Goycochea (Club Deportivo Los Millonarios- Santafé de Bogotá  / Colombia)
4- José Horacio Basualdo (Verein für Bewegungspiele Stuttgart 1893 e.V. / West Germany)  (2- Sergio Daniel Batista (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires)  99th)
6 -Gabriel Humberto Calderón (Paris Saint Germain Football Club / France) (21- Pedro Antonio Troglio (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy) 46th)
7- Jorge Luis Burruchaga (Football Club de Nantes / France) 
8 -Claudio Paul Caniggia (Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio / Italy)
10- Diego Armando Maradona (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli  / Italy)
14- Ricardo Omar Giusti (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
16- Julio Jorge Olarticoechea (Racing Club de Avellaneda-Avellaneda - Buenos Aires)
18- José Tiburcio Serrizuela (Club Atlético River Plate- Buenos Aires) 
19- Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)
20- Juan-Ernesto Simon (Club Atlético Boca Juniors -Buenos Aires)

Coach: Carlos Salvador Bilardo
Booked: Ricardo Giusti 30th, Oscar Ruggeri 71t, Julio Olarticoechea 76th, Claudio Caniggia 82nd, Sergio Batista 124th
Sent-off: Ricardo Giusti’109
Other Substitutes:
22- Fabian Oscar Cancelarich (Club Ferrocarril Oeste-Buenos Aires)
15- Pedro Damian Monzón (Club Atlético Independiente Avellaneda)
9- Gustavo Abel Dezotti (Unione Sportiva Cremonese-Cremona / Italy)

Sequence of Penalties:
Italy: Baresi, Baggio, De Agostini,Donadoni (saved), Serena (saved)
Argentina: Serrizuela, Burruchaga, Olarticoechea, Maradona

Team Captain: Diego Armando Maradona  
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Vertical Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks



Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Italy squad, July 3, 1990, World Cup, Italy 1-Argentina 1)



Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Argentina squad, July 3, 1990, World Cup, Italy 1-Argentina 1)



Photo From: (Magazine Source unknown) / Contribution From a blog viewer
(Argentina and Italy squads, July 3, 1990, World Cup, Italy 1-Argentina 1)



Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Issue 24, January 1991
(July 3, 1990, World Cup, Italy 1-Argentina 1)


Photo From: World Soccer, May 1991
(July 3, 1990, World Cup, Italy 1-Argentina 1)



2000s

The Nations did not face one another for over a a decade. They faced one another once in this decade, a friendly at Rome that Argentina (2-1).
It was Argentina’s first proper win and first proper away win (excluding ‘tied’ match in 1990) since 1956.


International Head-to-Head match No. 13

Date: February 28, 2001
Competition: Friendly
Result: Italy 1-Argentina 2
Venue: Roma- Lo Stadio Olimpico
Attendance:  20,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Stefano Fiore 26th    
(Argentina):  Cristian Alberto  ‘Kily’ Gonzalez 36th , Hernan Cresp 49th
Lineups:
Italy:
1-Gianluigi Buffon (Associazione Calcio Parma)
4-Fabio Cannavaro (Associazione Calcio Parma)
23-Alessandro Pierini (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
3-Paolo Maldini (Associazione Calcio Milan)    (15-Valerio Bertotto (Udinese Calcio- Udine) 53rd)
2-Gianluca Pessotto (Juventus Football Club-Torino) (19-Francesco Coco (Associazione Calcio Milan) 70th)
4-Alessio Tacchinardi (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
17-Damiano Tommasi (Associazione Sportiva Roma)    (14-Luigi Di Biagio (Internazionale Football Club- Milano) 76th)
7-Cristian Zenoni (Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio-Bergamo
11-Stefano Fiore (Udinese Calcio- Udine)  (10-Francesco Totti (Associazione Sportiva Roma) 53rd)
 9-Filippo Inzaghi (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
8-Christian Vieri (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  (21-Marco Delvecchio (Associazione Sportiva Roma) 71st)

Coach: Giovanni Trappatoni
Booked: Paolo Maldini 17th
Other Substitutes:
12- Francesco Toldo (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
6 -Alessandro Nesta (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)
13 - Giuseppe Pancaro (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma)
16- Angelo Di Livio (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze)
18- Damiano Zenoni (Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio-Bergamo)
20 - Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus Football Club-Torino)

Team Captain: Paolo Maldini
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Kappa
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks


Argentina:
1- German Adrián Ramón Burgos (Real Club Deportivo Mallorca / Spain)
6- Walter Adrian Samuel (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy)
2- Roberto Fabian Ayala (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain) (5- Mauricio Roberto Pocchettino (Paris Saint Germain Football Club / France) 81st)
4- Nelson David Vivas (Arsenal  Football Club-London / England)
3- Juan Pablo Sorin (Cruzeiro Esporte Clube- Belo Horizonte / Brazil)
 8- Javier Adelmar Zanetti (Internazionale Football Club- Milano / Italy)
14- Diego Pablo Simeone (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy)
11- Juan Sebastian Veron (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy)) (15- Claudio Daniel Husain (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli / Italy) 74th)
 10- Pablo César Aimar (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain) (20- Marcelo Daniel Gallardo (Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club / France) 81st)
18- Cristian Alberto  ‘Kily’ Gonzalez (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain) (17- Gustavo Adrián  Lopez (Real Club Celta de Vigo / Spain) 86th)
9- Hernan Jorge Crespo (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy) (19- Julio Ricardo Cruz (Bologna Football Club / Italy) 90th)

Coach: Marcelo Bielsa
Booked: Diego Simeone 82nd, Claudio Husain 90th
Other Substitutes:
12- Pablo Oscar Cavallero (Real Club Celta de Vigo / Spain)
7- Claudio Javier Lopez (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy)

Team Captain: Roberto Fabian Ayala
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Vertical Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, White Socks


Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Hors Serie 37, March 2002
(Argentina squad, February 28, 2001, Italy 1-Argentina 2)



Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Hors Serie 37, March 2002
(Hernan Crespo, February 28, 2001, Italy 1-Argentina 2)



Photo From: Onze-Mondial, Hors Serie 37, March 2002
(Gianluigi Buffon, February 28, 2001, Italy 1-Argentina 2)



2010s

There has been one match thus far in this decade and once again Argentina was victorious (2-1) in Rome just like in 2001.
In all there have been 14 matches. Italy has won 6 matches. There have been 5 ties and 3 Argentinean wins (four Argentina wins and four ties if you consider the 1990 match as an Argentina win).
Italy has scored 22 goals and Argentina 13.



International Head-to-Head match No. 14

Date: August 14, 2013
Competition: Friendly
Result: Italy 1-Argentina 2
Venue: Roma- Lo Stadio Olimpico
Attendance:  35,000
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany)
Goalscorers:
(Italy): Lorenzo Insigne 76th
(Argentina):  Gonzalo Higuaín 20th, Ever Banega 49th
Lineups:
Italy:
1-Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus Football Club-Torino) (13-Federico Marchetti (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma) 54th)
2- Christian Maggio (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli ) (17-Alessio Cerci (Torino Calcio 1906)  72nd)
16-Daniele de Rossi (Associazione Sportiva Roma)
3- Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
6-Antonio Candreva (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma) (24-Alessandro Florenzi (Associazione Sportiva Roma) 46th)
10-Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain Football Club / France)
15-Luca Antonelli (Genoa 1893-Genova
8- Claudio Marchisio (Juventus Football Club-Torino) (25-Lorenzo Insigne (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli ) 46th)
18- Ricardo Montolivo (Associazione Calcio Milan-Milano)  (7-Alberto Aquilani (Associazione Calcio Fiorentina-Firenze) 46th)
20-Pablo Daniel Osvaldo (Southampton Football Club / England)
22-Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland Associatioon Football Club / England) (23-Alessandro Diamanti (Bologna Football Club) 54th

Coach: Cesare Prandelli
Other Substitutes:
12-Salvatore Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain Football Club / France)
 4-Davide Astori (Cagliari Calcio)  
5- Andrea Ranocchia (Internazionale Football Club- Milano)  
21-Andrea Pirlo (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
14-Stephan El Shaarawy (Associazione Calcio Milan-Milano)   
11-Alberto Gilardino (Genoa 1893-Genova)      
19- Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus Football Club-Torino)
26-Lorenzo De Silvestri (Unione Calcio Sampdoria-Genova)  

Team Captain: Gianluigi Buffon
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Puma
Uniform Colors: Blue Shirts, White Shorts, Blue Socks


Argentina:
21-Mariano Gonzalo Andújar (Catania Calcio 1946/ Italy)
3-Hugo Armando Campagnaro (Internazionale Football Club- Milano/ Italy)
2-Ezequiel Marcelo Garay  (Sport Lisboa e Benfica / Portugal)   (6-Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United Football Club / England) 71st)
17-Federico Fernández (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli  / Italy)
23-José Maria Basanta Pavone (Club de Fútbol Monterrey, Atletico Club -Rayados) / Mexico)
7- Angel Fabian Di María (Real Madrid Club de Fútbol / Spain)  (15-Ricardo Gabriel Alvarez (Internazionale Football Club- Milano/ Italy) 80th)
14-Javier Alejandro Mascherano (Fútbol Club Barcelona / Spain)    (11-Maximiliano Ruben Rodríguez (Club Atlético Newell´s Old Boys –Rosario) 73rd)
5-Lucas Rodrigo Biglia (Società Sportiva Lazio-Roma / Italy)   
16-Erik Manuel Lamela (Associazione Sportiva Roma / Italy) (19-Ever Maximiliano David Banega (Valencia Club de Fútbol / Spain) 46th)
18-Rodrigo Sebastian Palacio (Internazionale Football Club- Milano/ Italy) (8-Augusto Matias Fernández (Real Club Celta de Vigo / Spain) 88th)
9-Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín (Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli  / Italy)  (22-Ezequiel Ivan Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain Football Club / France)  61st)

Coach: Alejandro Sabella
Booked: Hugo Campagnaro 73
Other Substitutes:
1-Oscar Alfredo Ustari (Unión Deportiva Almería / Spain)
4- Pablo Javier Zabaleta (Manchester City Football Club / England)
20-Cristian Daniel Ansaldi (Futbol'nyj Klub  Rubin Kazan / Russia)

Team Captain: Javier Alejandro Mascherano
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Light Blue/White Vertical Striped Shirts, Black Shorts, Black Socks


Photo From: World Soccer, November 2013
(Daniele De Rossi, August 14, 2013, Italy 1-Argentina 2)



(Italy squad, August 14, 2013, Italy 1-Argentina 2)



(Argentina squad, August 14, 2013, Italy 1-Argentina 2)