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Marchetti keeps Italy in the game
Lazio's No. 1 continues to impress for both club and country.
After coming on as a substitute for Gianluigi Buffon, Marchetti helped hide Italy's tattered back line. The score line could have easily been more embarrassing for the Azzurri had Marchetti not come up with several spectacular saves.
In one example, Angel Di Maria single-handedly took on the Italian defense to find himself one-on-one with the keeper. Marchetti made himself big and then got down quickly to deny the striker.
In another example, Maxi Rodriguez hit a powerful shot from the edge of the area. Although moving to his right, Marchetti managed to leap to his left and made a one-handed save at full stretch to prevent a certain goal.
Football Italia praised the keeper for his performance.