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Wednesday April 25 2012
U21: Italy trounce Scotland

Italy’s Under-21 side thrashed Scotland 4-1 in an Edinburgh friendly with Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne among those on target.

Ciro Ferrara took his Azzurrini to Easter Road for a test this evening and they were absolutely dominant.

Alessandro Florenzi’s early free header from a Giulio Donati cross was cancelled out by Gary Mackay-Steven, but the second half was one-way traffic.

Immobile restored the advantage by bursting through the middle of the Scottish defence and Sansone hit the bar before Insigne curled a wonderful free kick into the top corner.

Samuele Longo added a fourth late on to complete the rout.

Scotland 1-4 Italy

Scorers: Florenzi 8 (I), Mackay-Steven 33 (S), Immobile 55 (I), Insigne 75 (I), Longo 89 (I)

Scotland U21Ridgers (Adam 46), Jack (Toshney 80), Wilson, Perry, Hanlon (Shinnie 80), Wotherspoon (Palmer 77), Kelly (McGeouch 46), Allan (McLean 61), Mackay-Steven (Armstrong 76), MacDonald (Feruz 61), Russell (McCabe 46), Adam (Edwards 52)

Italy U21Colombi (Pinsoglio 56), Donati (De Sciglio 77), Capuano, Rossi (Crimi 46), Caldirola (Antei 46), Crescenzi, Sansone (De Luca 77), Florenzi (Viviani 77), Verratti, Insigne (Forestieri 83), Immobile (Longo 83)

Ref: Oliver (Eng)

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