Italy 2, Czech Republic 0
Posted by ssbg on June 22, 2006
But Nesta's replacement, Marco Materazzi, puts Italy in front by heading home Francesco Totti's corner
Italy won 2-0 to finish top of Group E and eliminate the Czech Republic from the World Cup.
Substitute Marco Materazzi scored the opening goal after 26 minutes with a powerful header from a corner.
The Czech's hopes of progress effectively ended when Jan Polak was sent off for a second bookable offence in first-half stoppage time.
And Filippo Inzaghi killed the game off near the end when he broke from almost halfway to round Petr Cech and score.