The European team went into the locker room with an impressive 3–0 win over the South Americans, who were one away from a draw.
Reigning South American champions Brazil made their U-20 World Cup debut with a loss to Italy in Argentina. Rapidly, after 11 minutes, winger Matteo Prati rushed down, took advantage of a scrum in the area and scored the first. Then came Casadei’s double to go 0-3 in the locker room off Canarinha.
Since the 2003 World Cup, Brazil has not lost by three goals in the first half of the U-20 World Cup. That year, he started in a three-goal loss against Australia as the match ended 3–2, the same as Mendoza’s night.
Brazil made a late start with two goals from Marcos Leonardo at 72 and 87.
The Azzurri showed two faces in Malvinas Argentino de Mendoza, who enjoyed Canarinha’s defeat like no one else.
They gave the South American champions a reality check by going a clear 3–0 in the first half (if the win had been achieved, it would have been the worst of the 103 games that the Vardemarello under-20 team has played) and they scored Marcos Leonardo. finally ended up asking for the hour after Kay’s double, which gave his team the dream of a point.
The team, led by Carmine Nunziata, won an excellent first forty-five minutes, with Matteo Prati (who opened the scoring after 11 minutes) and Casadei’s double (28 minutes, on 35 minutes), who assisted before and after. Took advantage of going 3-0 in the locker room.
Malvinas Argentinas hooting the Brazilians, chanting the oles for the Italians and reminding everyone to sing their famous “Boys…!” With is world champion.
Both teams lined out in a 4–4–2 on paper, but Italy switched their full backs to wingers, outnumbering Brazil’s midfield.
The class of Casadei, the overflow of Tommaso Baldanzi, the great promise of this generation, and the confidence of Simone Pfundi, the youngest of the group, did the rest.
The Canarinha debacle became increasingly felt. Quick combination through the centre, Turichia placed it in the heart of the area, Cassaday combed over and Pragati appeared to score at will at the far post.
The first ‘oles’ began in the stands. Brazil didn’t know how to respond, clearly unable to find ways to reach Desplanches’ goal. Giovanni sought a fine in one of the few internships in a rival area. The referee didn’t see anything.
The second came after a poor start from a corner by the Brazilian goalkeeper, Maikel. Casadei took advantage of the mistake and finished with a header in two steps.
Brazil were completely bogged down in a counter-attack cut down by Arthur, which led to a penalty for Casadei. The Reading midfielder himself was in charge of changing that. Hail more than the public.
When the referee blew the break whistle, Menezes’ men gathered on the pitch to argue themselves and it had an effect, although this would be seen in the second half.
Matheus Nascimento was not perfect against Desplanches, but Marcos Leonardo did, and twice.
From there, they went on the attack in search of a miraculous equalizer that never came. Bad start for Canarinha, who will play against the Dominican Republic and Nigeria, who beat the Caribbean side 2-1 today