So Italy can score but it's only Fluminense


It may have been a friendly vs. a club side but Italy finally secured a victory! Having not managed one since September 10 2013, fans began to worry, especially when even lowly Luxembourg managed to grab an unlikely draw last week. Yet despite conceding three (defensive Italians, hey?), Cesare Prandelli's largely experimental side demonstrated the beauty of their attacking play to win 5-3 vs. Fluminense.

It was the match that demonstrated the excellence of youth. Only two years ago, both Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne were playing in Serie B yet now they are two of Italy's best players and the gems that sparkled most in this match. Their chemistry was evident, their link-up play was delicious and the duo who played together for Pescara finally showed the fans what it's like to have an efficient forward line; one that creates and converts expertly.

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