Francesco Totti Dominates Italy Vs. Germany Legends Match

Italy's starting XI was comprised entirely of World Cup-winners, but Totti stole the show.

When Germany and Italy lineup in international play, you stop what you’re doing and take notice — even if the players on show are in their 40s, 50s and 60s. On Monday, a team of Azzurri Legends — with a starting XI comprised entirely of ’82 and ’06 World Cup-winners — played against a team of Germany All-Stars in Fürth. 

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Die Mannschaft took an early 2-0 lead after Fabio Cannavaro scored an own goal followed by an effort from Jürgen Klinsmann, but Italy stormed back before the halftime whistle after 43-year-old Francesco Totti took control. 

His first contribution was a cleverly disguised ball to release Luca Toni on goal. Toni’s finish gave Roman Weidenfeller absolutely no chance.  

Totti then brought Italy level after slaloming through Germany’s defense.  

Roma legend Damiano Tommasi gave Italy a 3-2 lead in the second half with a beautiful header, but Philipp Wollscheid equalized at the death for Germany.

Here are the full match highlights. 

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