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Wednesday March 23 2011
Cassano on target in Italy test

Riccardo Montolivo, Antonio Cassano, Alberto Gilardino and Sebastian Giovinco scored in Italy's 4-0 test against the Under-18 side.

Cesare Prandelli tested out the line-up he'll use against Slovenia in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier.

Christian Maggio, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Federico Balzaretti made up the four-man defence.

There was a diamond midfield with Thiago Motta, Alberto Aquilani, Montolivo and the trequartista role for Stefano Mauri.

Former Sampdoria teammates Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini started together in attack.

It was an hour-long game with two halves lasting 30 minutes each and the Azzurri won 4-0.

Montolivo opened the scoring, followed by Cassano's penalty earned for him by Pazzini.

After the break Prandelli transformed the side, introducing Emiliano Viviano, Davide Santon, Daniele Gastaldello, Davide Astori, Domenico Criscito, Antonio Nocerino, Giovinco, Claudio Marchisio, Giuseppe Rossi, Alessandro Matri and Alberto Gilardino.

In the final stages, Cesena debutant Marco Parolo was also given a chance.

Gilardino and Giovinco hit the back of the net against Alberigo Evani's Under-18 Italy squad to complete the 4-0 victory.

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