Italy U21 beaten by B Italia in friendly

Italy U21 have been beaten 4-2 by a Serie B allstar XI in a friendly last night.

Italy U21 have been beaten 4-2 by a Serie B allstar XI in a friendly last night.

B Italia went 2-0 up early on through Crotone’s Stefano Pettinari and Bari forward Francesco Fedato, then Chievo’s Alberto Paloschi pulled one back from the penalty spot.

Riccardo Improta restored the two-goal cushion before half-time, though Nicola Bellomo (who is in Serie B with Bari, but playing for the Under-21 side) made it 3-2 from a free kick.

B Italia completed the rout 10 minutes from time with Juve Stabia striker Improta completing his brace.

B Italia: Iacobucci (Brignoli 83); Pucino, Brosco, Rosania; Fiamozzi, Maiello (Doninelli 64), Giandonato (Paghera 59), Ghiringhelli (Bencivenga 64); Improta, Pettinari (Pucciarelli 75), Fedato (Dumitru 46)

Italy Under-21: Perin; Donati, Frascatore (Crescenzi 67), Sampirisi, Capuano; Crimi (Soriano 75), Sala (Politano 75), Florenzi (Crisetig 46), Sansone (De Luca 46); 9 Paloschi (Galano 46), Bellomo

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