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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 17:58 GMT 18:58 UK
Rugby World Cup photos

Alessandro Troncon is kissed by Sergio Parisse

Scrum-half Alessandro Troncon has the honour of leading the Italian team out on the occasion of his 100th cap

Portugal's players go into a huddle at the Parc des Princes

Portugal immediately go into a tight huddle in the final moments before their third match of their World Cup odyssey

The teams line up for the national anthems at the Parc des Princes

The Parc des Princes in Paris provides a suitable backdrop for the occasion

Italian centre Andrea Masi

Andrea Masi gets Italy off to the perfect start with a well-taken try after just three minutes

Marco Bortolami protests his innocence as referee Marius Jonker sends him to the sin-bin

But Italy skipper Marco Bortolami gets 10 minutes in the sin-bin soon after for an alleged punch

Troncon is wrapped up by the Portugal defence

Italy dominate territory but a well-organised Portugal defence, led by skipper Vasco Uva, keep the Azzurri in check

David Penalva scores for Portugal after 33 minutes

And Portugal get their reward when lock David Penalva finishes off a fine move to get his side on the scoreboard

Portugal celebrate their excellent first-half try

Penalva's try sparks huge celebrations among the Portugal players and their fans in the crowd

David Bortolussi was in fine goal-kicking form for his side

Italy full-back David Bortolussi keeps the scoreboard ticking over for his side with a series of penalties

Andrea Masi completes the scoring after pouncing on Roland de Marigny's chip

And after Mauro Bergamasco is bundled over, Masi adds his second with just three minutes to go



SEE ALSO
Italy 31-5 Portugal
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