Tuesday March 26 2019
Pavoletti: 'The perfect evening'

Leonardo Pavoletti could not have asked for more, as he scored four minutes into his Italy debut. “It was the perfect evening.”

The Cagliari striker came off the bench to replace brace hero Fabio Quagliarella at the Stadio Tardini during the 6-0 victory over Liechtenstein.

It took him four minutes to get on the scoresheet on his first senior Italy appearance.

“I am very happy, it was a wonderful night and I really wanted to experience something like this,” Pavoletti told Rai Sport.

“To make my debut with a goal made it the perfect evening. I hope to ensure that I am ready when called upon in future as well.

“I couldn’t want to get out there and play about 10 minutes to prove what I could do. I’m glad that I managed it.”

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