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Italy see off Portugal


Italy see off Portugal

An impressive Italy performance saw the Azzurri pick up a brilliant 3-1 victory over Portugal. Goals from Luca Toni, Andrea Pirlo and Fabio Quagliarella were enough to finish off the Portuguese in a friendly in Zurich.

An exciting first-half was brought to a close with an Italy goal as Luca Toni stabbed the ball home in stoppage time following a Fabio Grosso cross.

Italy took charge after the break and Andrea Pirlo added a second with a deflected drive, before the Azzurri missed more chances to make it three. Portugal got back into the game on 76 minutes when Ricardo Quaresma blasted home, but just seconds later substitute Fabio Quagliarella restored Italy's two-goal advantage from close-range.