Francesco Totti Dominates Italy Vs. Germany Legends Match
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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.
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.
Luca Toni's still got it!
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 8, 2019
Totti then brought Italy level after slaloming through Germany’s defense.
— Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (@cheryltan88) October 7, 2019
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.
The #DFBAllStars game against the Azzurri Legends was everything we hoped for and moreHighlights pic.twitter.com/QVdtkyWdUD
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) October 8, 2019