Soccer-Buffon shootout saves give Italy third place (Reuters)

(fixes date in intro) SALVADOR, June 30 (Reuters) – Gianluigi Buffon saved three kicks in a shootout as Italy beat Uruguay 3-2 on penalties to take third place in the Confederations Cup on Sunday following a 2-2 draw. Italy took the lead in the 24th minute when Alessandro Diamanti’s venomous free kick sailed over goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, hit the post, and then rebounded off Muslera’s back to Davide Astori, who tapped it over the line. …

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