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1990 World Cup Semi-Final Match – Toto Schillaci’s Italy VS Diego Maradona’s Argentina

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The first semi-final match of the 1990 World Cup featured the host nation, Italy, and the world champion, Argentina at Stadio San Paulo in Naples. ‘Toto’ Schillaci scored yet again to put Italy ahead in the 17th minute, but Claudio Cannigia equalized midway through the second half, breaking Walter Zenga’s clean sheet streak throughout the tournament. There were no more goals in the 90 minutes or in extra time despite Maradona (who played for Naples in Serie A at the time) in showing glimpses of magic, but there was a sending-off: Ricardo Giusti of Argentina was shown the red card in the 13th minute of extra time. Argentina went through on penalties, winning the shoot-out 4–3 after more heroics from Goycochea.

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