Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The First Time ….., Part Four

1-The First Time an Italian Serie A match was televised was on February 5, 1950 for the match between Juventus and AC Milan (1 to 7 AC Milan win). The commentator was Carlo Bacarelli.

Photo From: 100 Anni del Campionato del Calcio
(AC Milan squad during the first ever televised match, February 5, 1950, Juventus 1-AC Milan 7)

2- The First Time that a goalkeeper was ever sent off World Cup History was when Italy’s Gianluca Pagluica was ordered off during their match vs. Norway on June 23, 1994 at East Rutherford, New Jersey (1 to 0 Italy win) .
He was sent off for fouling Oyvind Leonhardsen as the last man. Italy used three substitutes for the first time ever in World Cup History.

Photo From: World Soccer, May 1994
(Gianluca Pagliuca, March 23, 1994, Germany 2-Italy 1)

3- The First Time that a son played in the World Cup Finals after his father was during the 1970 World Cup, on May 31, 1970, when Mexico’s José Vantolrá lined up vs. USSR (Scoreless tie).
His father, Martin Ventolra, played for Spain during the 1934 World Cup match vs. Italy on June 1, 1934 (1 to 0 Italy win).
During the Spanish Civil War, he had emigrated to Mexico, where his son was born. They are also the only father and son combination from different countries.
By the way the first father and son to represent the same nation were Roger and Patrice Rio of France.
Roger played for France vs. Austria on May 27, 1934 at Turin (3 to 2 Austria win) and Patrice played v.s Italy on June 2, 1978 at Mar Del Plata (2 to 1 Italy win).

Photo From: Todo Sobre La Seleccion Espanola, Felix Martialay, 2006
(Martin Ventolra, June 1, 1934, World Cup, Italy 1-Spain 0)

Photo From: Football Magazine
(José Vantolrá with Mexico, 1970)

Photo From: Onze, Issue 10, October 1976
(Michel Rio with Nantes, 1976/77)

Photo From: Les Bleus Author Denis Chaumier, 2004
(Roger Rio)

4- The First Time that a player was sent off in a Final of a World Cup was during the 1990 World Cup Final match between Argentina and West Germany on July 8, 1990 (1 to 0 West Germany win).
Argentina’s Pedro Damian Monzón had come on as a substitute in the second half when he was sent off in the 63rd minute.
He was followed by teammate Gustavo Abel Dezotti, 23 minutes later.

Photo From: Soccer International, July 1991
(Pedro Damian Monzón being sent off, July 8, 1990, World Cup, West Germany 1-Argentina 0)

5- The First Time that a player missed three penalty kicks in the same match was when Argentina’s Martin Palermo missed all his 3 attempts on July 4, 1999, during the Copa America macth vs. Colombia (0 to 3 Colombia win).
By the time the third penalty kick was awarded, Argentine Manager Marcelo Bielsa had been sent off. He had instructed Roberto Ayala to take the penalty kick, but his instructions sent by mobile phone did not go through.

Photo From: World Soccer, January 1999
(Martin Palermo with Boca Juniors)

Photo From: World Soccer, August 1999
(Martin Palermo , July 4, 1999, Copa America, Colombia 3-Argentina 0)

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