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Roma midfielder Pellegrini happy to score first Italy goal

Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini was delighted to score in Italy's 3-1 win in Armenia.

It marked Pellegrini's first goal with the Azzurri yesterday.

“It's a great night for me and we won a game that was not simple, as Armenia are tough, especially on their own turf," Pellegrini told Rai Sport.

On facing new Roma teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pellegrini was impressed.

“Mkhitaryan had a great performance, he's an excellent talent and we can't wait to see him play for Roma.

“It's always an honour to represent Italy and I might need a while to get to learn these movements and tactics, but I am getting there.

“It's natural that there are lots of players who want to take a free kick from there, but I earned the foul and so I was first up. There are no problems."

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