1970 World Cup Solo Replay

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21st June 1970 - Estadio Azteca, Mexico City - World Cup Final - Brazil v Italy


Brazil - Classic HW Ref 50
Italy - Classic HW Ref 166

And so to the final game of this wonderful tournament which has seen some epic encounters in the searing Mexican heat

As befitting a final between two of the three two-time winners of the Jules Rimet Trophy, a full house of over 107,000 spectators were here to see the mouth-watering prospect of Europe and South America's finest going toe-to-toe.


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World Cup Final - Brazil v Italy (Cont...)


Relentless early pressure from Italy came to nothing and when Brazil broke down their left and found Pelé, the Europeans would have felt that they had enough defensive cover...

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however the Santos Magician simply swerved around Pierluigi Cera...

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and thumped the ball into the roof of the net giving Albertosi no chance.

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World Cup Final - Brazil v Italy (Cont...)


However Brazil's concentration levels were lacking after the restart when Italy worked the ball to Angelo Domenghini...

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who dispatched a long range shot expertly past Felix. All square in the blink of an eye!

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And the Italians were ahead on the stroke of half time after some superb controlled interplay down the left between Luigi Riva and Mario Bertini, the Internazionale midfielder slipped a pass behind Everaldo...

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and there was Mazzola arriving at the back post to make it 2-1.

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World Cup Final - Brazil v Italy (Cont...)


Back came Brazil after the interval and Rivelino decided to take on the entire Italian team and worked himself a shooting opportunity...

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which flew past Albertosi to level the scores.

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The game now became more frantic and ebbed & flowed from end to end. Finally a ball played out of the Brazilian defence by Piazza, found Gerson in the centre circle. He was shepherded watchfully by De Sisti, who seemed certain he would lay the ball back or even square, but Gerson swivelled on a sixpence...

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and played a glorious ball with the outside of the boot (ok - base!) which found Tostao with pinpoint accuracy.

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World Cup Final - Brazil v Italy (Cont...)


The Italians were stunned and could not recover defensively and the Cruzeiro forward shot powerfully under the dive of Albertosi to win it for Brazil with seconds remaining!

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Having led 2-1 the Italians were absolutely crestfallen and simply didn't have the energy to muster a late response and the final whistle blew.


BRAZIL WIN THE 1970 WORLD CUP!


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Great stuff :clap:
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An excellent thread

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Amazing thank you, great pics!! :clap: :clap:
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Very enjoyable and thanks for the smashing pictures.
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