Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio admits Italy's squad suffered a "real scare" during their flight to Switzerland.

The Azzurri were flying from Florence to Geneva for tonight's friendly with Brazil when the plane was struck by a bolt of lightning.

"We got a real scare today on the plane!" wrote Marchisio on his Twitter account.

"Now we are in the hotel in Geneva, tomorrow there's a great game with Brazil."