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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 August, 2004, 15:31 GMT 16:31 UK
Clockwatch: Italy 0-3 Argentina
All the action from the Olympic football semi-final.

90 mins +3: The full-time whistle goes and Argentina, having completely outclassed their opponents, go through to Saturday's Olympic final.

84 mins: GOAL: Italy 0-3 Argentina
Mariano Gonzalez finishes off a sweeping Argentine move, Tevez having broken down the right wing and provided the killer ball.

78 mins: Tevez teases Bovo down the left flank but shoots across the face of goal.

75 mins: Bovo surges forward from midfield and tries his luck from distance, but his shot is saved by Lux.

69 mins: GOAL: Italy 0-2 Argentina
Luis Gonzalez makes it two, bursting into the Italian box and lashing the ball past Pelizzoli into the top right-hand corner.

68 mins: D'Alessandro is still pulling the strings and dinks the ball through to Luis Gonzalez, but his pull-back is intercepted.

65 mins: Emiliano Moretti gets a cross in from the left wing but it is dealt with by the Argentine defence. However, there are signs of nerves in the Argentine ranks.

62 mins: Pirlo, who continues to be Italy's main threat, curls a free-kick just past German Lux's right post.

59 mins: Daniele Bonera gives D'Alessandro a dig on the ground, is shown his second yellow of the tournament and will miss the final should Italy get through.

57 mins: Teves works his magic down the left flank but there is no one in the middle to meet his cross.

52 mins: Italy's Alberto Gilardino goes down in the penalty box but any appeals are waved away by the referee.

51 mins: Kily works an opening on the left and slips the ball to D'Alessandro whose shot goes just wide.

46 mins: Argentina kick off the second half.

45 mins +1: The half-time whistle goes.

42 mins: The lively Teves uses his trickery down the left wing to draw a foul but the resulting set-piece is wasted.

39 mins: Pirlo tries his luck but his free-kick just bends past the far post.

36 mins: Kily Gonzalez takes aim from distance but Pelizzoli saves again. D'Alessandro is once again instrumental in the build-up.

34 mins: D'Alessandro finds a hole on the edge of the Italian box but his shot is parried by a busy Pelizzoli.

28 mins: Cesar Delgado has a crack from 25 yards out but the ball is safely snaffled by Pelizzoli.

25 mins: Cesare Bovo flashes a header across the Argentine goal after a determined run by Pirlo draws a free-kick.

23 mins: Daniele de Rossi is shown a yellow card for a niggly tackle.

21 mins: Argentina's Andres D'Alessandro is oozing confidence and tries his hand from 25 yards - the ball just flashing past Ivan Pelizzoli's left-hand post.

15 mins: GOAL: Italy 0-1 Argentina
Boca Juniors starlet Carlos Teves volleys home from 10 yards after some fine work by Rosales down the right hand channel.

10 mins: Argentina have settled better and are causing problems down the flanks - Mauro Rosales particularly menacing.

7 mins: Italy's Andrea Pirlo finds some space on the left hand side but fails to find the back of the net from five yards out.

1600: Italy kick-off in front of a capacity crowd inside the Karaiskaki Stadium.


Italy: Ivan Pelizzoli, Emiliano Moretti, Matteo Ferrari, Daniele Bonera, Daniele de Rossi, Giampiero Pinzi, Angelo Palombo, Alberto Gilardino, Andrea Pirlo, Giuseppe Sculli, Cesare Bovo, Subs: Amelia, Chiellini, Gasbarroni, Barzagli, Donadel, Del Nero, Mesto

Argentina: German Lux, Roberto Ayala, Fabricio Coloccini, Javier Mascherano, Gabriel Heinze, Cesar Delgado, Carlos Tevez, Cristian Gonzalez, Mauro Rosales, Andres D Alessandro, Luis Gonzalez, Subs: Caballero, Burdisso, Saviola, Figueroa, Medina, Clemente Rodriguez, Mariano Gonzalez

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