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Encyclopedia > Game of the Century (football)
Gerd Müller's header for West Germany in the 110th minute.
Gerd Müller's header for West Germany in the 110th minute.

The Game of the Century (Italian: Partita del Secolo; German: Jahrhundertspiel; Spanish: Partido Del Siglo) commonly refers to the semi-final football match that took place during the 1970 FIFA World Cup between Italy and West Germany, played on 17 June 1970 at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Italy won 4:3 after extra time. It is said to be the most dramatic match in football history, as this game is the only FIFA World Cup game to have five goals in extra time. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Qualifying countries The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from May 31 to June 21. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Aztec Stadium, safe stadium. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


There is a monument commemorating this match in front of Aztec Stadium. On a plaque the following sentence is engraved: El Estadio Azteca, Rinde Homenaje A Las Selecciones De: Italia (4) Y Alemania (3) Protagonistas En El Mundial De 1970, Del "Partido Del Siglo" 17 De Junio De 1970. Estadio Azteca Estadio Azteca is a football stadium in Mexico City. ...

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The match

Italy led for the majority of the match, after Roberto Boninsegna scored in the 8th minute. However, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger equalised for West Germany during the 90th minute in injury time. German television commentator Ernst Huberty exclaimed "It had to be Schnellinger!", since Schnellinger played in Italy's professional football league, Serie A, at AC Milan (and with AC Milan he never score) and previously for A.S. Roma and A.C. Mantova. It was also his first goal in 47 matches. The match's regulation time ended with the score tied 1:1 and was the point when the matchup's extra time turned into an athletic brawl. Roberto Boninsegna (born November 13, 1943 in Mantova, Italy) is a former Italian football (soccer) player. ... Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (born March 31, 1939 in Duren) is a former German footballer. ... This article is about the Italian football (soccer) league. ... == AC MILANIS BAD!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE BAD!! AND bad!!!! and BAD BAD!!! BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! == BAD BAD BAD THEY SHOULDVE OF LOST AGAINST Liverpool and man u!!!!!!!! GO MAN U!!!~!~!~!!~!~!~ With ... Associazione Sportiva Roma (ISE: IT0001008876) is an Italian professional football club based in Rome and one of the major teams in Serie A, the Italian top flight. ... Associazione Calcio Mantova is an Italian football club, based in Mantua, Lombardy. ...


Gerd Müller scored a goal for West Germany in the 94th minute and gave his team the lead, but West Germany's extra goal was equalized by Tarcisio Burgnich's follow-up goal within the 98th minute. Luigi Riva scored six minutes later, giving Italy a 3:2 lead. Gerd Müller scored again for West Germany to tie the score 3:3. Yet, as television cameras were still replaying Müller's goal, Italy's Gianni Rivera scored the decisive goal in the 111th minute. Being left unmarked near the penalty area, Rivera connected a fine cross made by Boninsenga, securing the victory for Italy at 4:3. Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Tarcisio Burgnich (born April 25, 1939 in Ruda, Italy) is a former Italian football defender. ... Luigi Riva (born November 7, 1944 in Leggiuno, close to Milano), best known as Gigi Riva, is a former Italian footballer, the all-time leading scorer for the Italian national team. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Giovanni (Gianni) Rivera (born August 18, 1943 in Alessandria) was an Italian football player, the European Footballer of the Year in 1969. ...


Match overview

June 17, 1970
16:00
Italy 4–3 (AET) West Germany Mexico City, Estadio Azteca
Ref: Yamasaki (Peru)
Attendance: 80,000
Boninsegna 8'
Burgnich 98'
Riva 104'
Rivera 111'
(Report) Schnellinger 90'
Müller 94', 110'

June 17 is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: Country Mexico Federal entity Federal District Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded (as Tenochtitlan) c. ... Aztec Stadium, safe stadium. ... Roberto Boninsegna (born November 13, 1943 in Mantova, Italy) is a former Italian football (soccer) player. ... Tarcisio Burgnich (born April 25, 1939 in Ruda, Italy) is a former Italian football defender. ... Luigi Riva (born November 7, 1944 in Leggiuno, close to Milano), best known as Gigi Riva, is a former Italian footballer, the all-time leading scorer for the Italian national team. ... Giovanni (Gianni) Rivera (born August 18, 1943 in Alessandria) was an Italian football player, the European Footballer of the Year in 1969. ... Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (born March 31, 1939 in Duren) is a former German footballer. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ...

Line-ups

See also: 1970 FIFA World Cup squads

Italy: Enrico Albertosi; Tarcisio Burgnich, Roberto Rosato (Fabrizio Poletti 91), Giacinto Facchetti; Mario Bertini, Giancarlo De Sisti, Pierluigi Cera; Roberto Boninsegna, Sandro Mazzola (Gianni Rivera 46), Angelo Domenghini, Luigi Riva Below are the rosters for the 1970 FIFA World Cup tournament in Mexico. ... Enrico Albertosi (born 2 November 1939 in Pontremoli, Italy) was a football (soccer) goalkeeper who played for the Italian national team in the 1966 World Cup and the 1970 World Cup. ... Tarcisio Burgnich (born April 25, 1939 in Ruda, Italy) is a former Italian football defender. ... Roberto Rosato (born in Chieri on 18 August 1943) is a former Italian footballer. ... Fabrizio Poletti (born 13 July 1943) is a former Italian footballer. ... Giacinto Facchetti. ... Mario Bertini (born 7 January 1944) is a former Italian footballer. ... Giancarlo De Sisti (born 13 March 1943 in Rome) is a former Italian footballer. ... Pierluigi Cera (born 25 February 1941) is a former Italian footballer. ... Roberto Boninsegna (born November 13, 1943 in Mantova, Italy) is a former Italian football (soccer) player. ... Sandro Mazzola (born November 8, 1942 in Turin, Italy) was a football player. ... Giovanni (Gianni) Rivera (born August 18, 1943 in Alessandria) was an Italian football player, the European Footballer of the Year in 1969. ... Angelo Domenghini (born August 25, 1941, Lallio, province of Bergamo) has been an Italian footballer. ... Luigi Riva (born November 7, 1944 in Leggiuno, close to Milano), best known as Gigi Riva, is a former Italian footballer, the all-time leading scorer for the Italian national team. ...


Germany: Sepp Maier; Berti Vogts, Bernd Patzke (Siegfried Held 66); Franz Beckenbauer, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Willi Schulz; Jürgen Grabowski, Uwe Seeler, Gerd Müller, Wolfgang Overath, Hennes Löhr (Stan Libuda 52) Josef Sepp Maier (born February 28, 1944, Metten, Germany) is a former professional football goalkeeper. ... Hans Hubert (Berti) Vogts (born 30 December 1946 in Büttgen) is a former German international football player and manager. ... Bernd Patzke (born March 14, 1943 in Berlin, Germany) is a former German football player. ... Siegfried Held ,often short Siggi Held, (born August 7, 1942) is a former German football player and now a football coach. ... Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born September 11, 1945) is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed der Kaiser (the emperor) because of his elegant style, his leadership qualities, his first name Franz (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. ... Karl-Heinz Schnellinger (born March 31, 1939 in Duren) is a former German footballer. ... Willi Schulz (born October 4, 1938 in Bochum, Germany) is a former German international football player. ... Jürgen Grabowski (born July 07, 1944 in Wiesbaden) is a former German footballer. ... Uwe Seeler (born November 5, 1936 in Hamburg) is a German football player. ... Gerd Müller (IPA—German: ) (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former West German football player. ... Wolfgang Overath (born 29 September 1943 in Siegburg, Germany) is a former West German football player. ... Reinhard Stan Libuda (10 October 1943 in Wendlinghausen near Lemgo - 25 August 1996 in Gelsenkirchen) was a German footballer. ...


External links

  • FIFA section of the 1970 FIFA World Cup
  • FIFA article of the "Game of the Century" with overview and video clips
  • Gallery for more pictures of the 1970 FIFA World Cup

Coordinates: 19°18′12″N, 99°9′2″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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