World Cup Classics : England v West Germany, Italia ’90


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With a patch over his left eye, England centerback MARK WRIGHT of Derby County (white shirt) pushes up into the West Germany penalty area for a corner kick during the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup in front of a crowd of 62,628 at the Stade Delle Alpi in Turin. Tracking back to mark Wright is West Germany striker JUERGEN KLINSMANN (18) of Italian club Inter Milan. Also well deep in his own area is West Germany substitute striker KARL-HEINZ RIEDLE (13) of Italian side Lazio of Rome. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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The thundering free kick from West Germany left back ANDREAS BREHME (3) of Italian club Inter Milan deflects off the heel of England fullback PAUL PARKER (left), the Queens Park Rangers man, in the 60th minute of the scoreless World Cup semi-final match involving one of international football’s most intense and dramatic rivalries. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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The # 12 Parker can only watch as the West German Brehme’s wicked free kick pops into the air but still steams for the England goal. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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England veteran international goalkeeper PETER SHILTON of Derby County is caught a bit off his line by the deflection and unable to deal with the ball diving sharply into the net. On the second-last of his record 125 appearances for the English national team in Italy, here, Shilton retired with the all-time mark for most shutouts in the final tournament of the World Cup having collected ten clean sheets over the course of his outstanding career. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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West Germany midfielder LOTHAR MATTHAEUS (10) of Italian outfit Inter Milan moves to join his national team mates in congratulating his Serie A constituent, Brehme, on the free kick goal in the 60th minute of the 1990 World Cup semi-final against England. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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The well-accomplshed Shilton, meanwhile, sits and ponders what went wrong with Brehme’s blockbuster at the Stade Delle Alpi in Turin, Italy. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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Last-ditch defending from West Germany’s diving JUERGEN KOHLER of Bayern Munich (left) as England star striker GARY LINEKER of Tottenham Hotspur, with his team trailing by a goal and time winding down, uncorks a left-footed shot in the 80th minute. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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West Germany goalkeeper BODO ILLGNER (1) of 1.FC Koeln can only inspect the damage as Lineker’s laser finds the target and brings England level at 1-1 late in the 1990 World Cup semi-finals in Italy. (Lee Ryder/Evening Chronicle)
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A grimace from West Germany sweeper KLAUS AUGENTHALER (5) of Bayern Munich as England striker GARY LINEKER (10) lifts his hands in jubilation at the Stade Delle Alpi, home to traditional Italian powerhouse Juventus of Turin. Lineker, who scored four goals at the 1990 World Cup in Italy, retired with 48 goals on 80 international appearances for his country — one goal short of the national record held by the legendary BOBBY CHARLTON, who played 106 games for England. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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In the shootout to decide the semi-final at Italia ’90, the heavily-experienced England goalkeeper PETER SHILTON actually guessed correcty for each penalty taken, but was beaten on all four occasions by well-taken West German shots from a trio of Italian legionnaires – Brehme, Matthaus, Riedle – and Bayern Munich midfielder OLAF THON. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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The pivotal moment of semi-final match at the Stade Della Alpi, came with the fourth England spot kick, taken by defender STUART PEARCE (3) of Nottingham Forrest, in the penalty shootout with West Germany at the 1990 World Cup. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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With a play very-much reminiscent of his World Cup predecessor for West Germany, TONI SCHUMACHER, the 23-year-old BODO ILLGNER (1) uses his legs to kick out the penalty from the English defender Pearce in the shootout. Ironically enough, Illnger had not only replaced Schumacher as the first choice for the West German national team, but in the Bundesliga with 1.FC Koeln, as well. (DPA photo)
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(Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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(Lee Ryder/Evening Chronicle)
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With the goalkeeper Ilgner having gone the correct way, winger CHRIS WADDLE (8) of French side Olympique Marseille blasts England’s fifth and final shot over the crossbar to end the penalty competition and send West Germany to the finals of the 1990 World Cup. (Bob Thomas/Getty Images)
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As luck would have it, Andreas Brehme, who will score the only goal of the game with a penalty kick to defeat Argentina in the 1990 World Cup final in Rome, is the first to reach West Germany goalkeeper Bodo Illgner after Chris Waddle missed for England in the semi-final at the Stade Della Alpi in Turin.
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West Germany captain LOTHAR MATTHAEUS (10), in a gesture of good sportsmanship, offers a kind word to England’s CHRIS WADDLE just after the conclusion of the penalty shootout in the semi-finals at the 1990 World Cup in Italy. (independent.co.uk photo)

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1 – ENGLAND — Lineker 80′
1 – WEST GERMANY — Brehme 60′

ENGLAND : Shilton — Pearce, Walker, Wright, Butcher, Parker — Platt, Gascoigne, Waddle — Lineker, Beardsley

Subs : Steven for Butcher (70′)

Coach : Bobby Robson

WEST GERMANY : Ilgner — Augenthaler — Brehme, Kohler, Berthold — Buchwald, Haessler, Matthaus, Thon — Voeller, Klinsmann

Subs : Riedle for Voeller (38′); Reuter for Haessler (66′)

Coach : Franz Beckenbauer

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