Italy win 3rd place play-off aginst Uruguay on penalties following exciting 2-2 draw

Italy 2* – Uruguay 2 (3-2 pens) (Confederations Cup 3rd place play-off, June 30, 2013) Italy took the lead midway through the first half, thanks to a shocker from Muslera who allowed Diamanti’s free-kick to come back in for Davide Astori to grab the finishing touch. Edinson Cavani showed great composure to slide in a Uruguay equaliser into the bottom corner. Against the run of play Alessandro Diamanti curled in a beauty of a free kick to restore Italy’s lead. Edinson Cavani replicated Diamanti’s goal, scoring a fantastic free kick of his own.

GIF: Cavani slides in his first goal v Italy

Buffon (Italy) makes a brilliant double save to thwart Diego Forlan (Uruguay)

Doing what he does best! Luis Suarez nutmeg on Giorgio Chiellini

GIF: Diamanti bends in a wonderful free-kick

GIF: Cavani grabs his second with a 30 yard free-kick beauty

All penalties: Italy 3 – Uruguay 2

Uruguay: Muslera; Caceres, Godin, Lugano, Maxi Pereira; Cristian Rodriguez, Gargano, Arevalo Rios; Forlan; Suarez, Cavani.

Italy: Buffon; Maggio, Chiellini, Astori, De Sciglio; Candreva, De Rossi, Montolivo; Diamanti; El Shaarawy, Gilardino.

B101 Writer