Watch video highlights of Italy vs Uruguay in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final, with the Italians triumphing on penalties after a thriller.
Italy may have lost the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup semi-final on penalties, but triumphed from twelve yards over Uruguay to claim third place in the competition.
The game itself was tied 2-2.
Italy took the lead through Davide Astori’s close range finish before coveted Napoli striker Edinson Cavani scored a brace for Uruguay either side of Alessandro Diamanti’s stunning free kick.
Cavani first goal was an impressive first time slide rule strike, before a brilliant free kick even outshone Diamanti’s effort.
With extra time goalless, Italy put their semi-final heartbreak behind them to triumph on spot kicks.
Diego Forlan, Martin Caceres and Walter Gorgano missed the crucial efforts, and Italy were awarded third place.
Watch video highlights of the game below.
Italy 1-0 Uruguay (Astori):
Italy 1-0 Uruguay (Cavani goal ruled out for offside):
Italy 1-1 Uruguay (Cavani):
Italy 2-1 Uruguay (Diamanti):
Italy 2-2 Uruguay (Cavani):
Penalty shootout highlights: