Snapshot Classic: Zico and Claudio Gentile at the 1982 World Cup (Brazil 2-3 Italy)

Ollie Irish

19th, December 2007

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Zico of Brazil and Claudio Gentile of Italy get to know each other better during the World Cup ’82 second round match at the Sarria Stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Gentile was the most fearsome defenders of his era (and one of Pies’ Top 50 Scariest Footballers), and he rarely let Zico get further away from him than a shirt’s width during this classic game, won by Italy 3-2.
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