Happy Tuesday to you! Here’s Nath with a World Cup Special…
Hello and welcome back to Rome. In the last update we managed to survive in Serie A and get all the way to the Coppa Italia final before being battered by Venezia. We are going to have a mini update this time focusing purely on Totti’s exploits at the World Cup with Italy. Let’s dive in with the Warm Ups.
A solid 2-0 win. We manage to keep Chile fairly quiet and a goal in the first half from Di Livio gives the lead. Totti then grabs a 2nd late on after a fantastic through ball from Signori.
Entertaining game this one. Stanic opens the scoring and that kicks us into gear. Panucci scores from a corner. Albertini then doubles our lead before setting up Del Piero. Chiesa bags one just before half time and Totti grabs a 5th in the second half. Stanic grabs a 2nd late on but it was all over in the first half.
World Cup – Group Stage
Not the best start but when Brad Friedel decides to turn into a brick wall there’s not a lot we can do.
Much, much better here. Even when we go down to ten men we pile forward and pepper Kawaguchi’s goals. Chiesa was different class and was central to all our good play.
A fantastic performance from Totti. He scores 2 goals in 3 first half minutes which puts us in complete control. In the second half he is denied by the post but Signori is there to tap in the rebound.
This is a statement win! We take the lead thanks to Di Livio but Cocu levels the scores just after halftime. From then on we find another gear and Holland can’t live with us. Di Livio grabs his second then in the next 15 minutes Del Piero, Totti & Signori all grab a goal each. Fantastic result.
This was as close as the scoreline suggests. Signori scores after 15 minutes and i’m expecting us to push on and we do but we can’t find that 2nd goal to kill the game. The longer the game goes on the more Scotland come back into it. They hit the post late on but hang on to make it to the Semi Finals.
A Semi Final worthy of the final. We gain revenge on Brazil for USA 1994, on penalties. Better still it’s Totti who scores the winning penalty! Del Piero gives us the lead in the first half but Elber equalises in the 77th minute. We miss our first pen but Juninho also misses then Peruzzi saves the next one which leaves Totti to smash home the winner! Unfortunately Totti’s yellow rules him out of the final.
Wow. Argentina destroy us in the final. Esnaider with a superb hattrick, he was completely unplayable.
Well there we have it. The end of season one and Totti has lost the Coppa Italia Final and the World Cup Final. Hopefully season 2 will bring some glory. Join me next week to see how we start.