Uruguay 2-2 (2-3) Italy: Italy Secures Third Place in the Confederations Cup.

Italian Players Surround Buffon After the Final Whistle.
Italian Players Surround Buffon After the Final Whistle.

Italy edged Uruguay in the third-place match of the FIFA Confederations Cup in a penalty shoot-out. The match progressed to extra-time after ninety minutes of actions with both team squared at two goals apiece.

Davide Astori opened scoring for Italy in the 24th minute with a left footed shot from close range to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Edinson Cavani scored his second goal of the tournament to equalise for Uruguay 13 minutes after the interval following a fine assist from Walter Gargano. The Napoli of Italy striker placed a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Alexssandro Diamanti pulled the Azzuris ahead with a left-footed free-kick in the 73rd minute before Cavani scored his brace with a superb free-kick magic from 20+ yards from goal, 12 minutes from full time.

Uruguay’s Diego Forlan, Martin Caceres and Walter Gargano failed to convert from the spot kick, while Italy’s Martin De Sciglio also missed from the spot as the Europeans emerge a 2-3 winners by penalties.