Friday, April 21, 2017

July 5, 1994 - World Cup 2nd round - Italy vs Nigeria

July 5, 1994 - World Cup 2nd Round
Nigeria 1 Italy 1 (Italy won on penlties)
Att - 54,367

I do not remember too much about this match as it was 23 years ago, but one thing I remember there was a huge amount of Italians at Foxborough (a town of 16,000 near Boston).  There was a small pocket of Nigerian supporters, but their voices weren't heard that much.  I really do wish I could remember more about the day and the match.

Nigeria scored first in the 25th minute, and Roberto Baggio scored a late goal in the 88th minute to send the match into extra-time.  Baggio scored on a penalty in the 102nd minute to help send Italy through to the next round.

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