Italia 1-0 Slovakia: Antonio Nocerino (Rome) hits double, Antonio Milito (Bologna) hits second and Andrea Ranocchia (Brescia) strikes third in a 1-2 victory at Stadio Sant’Elia.
It was the first Serie A match for the Italian side, who drew 0-0 with AC Milan on Sunday.
Nocerinos goals came in the first half, with the former AC Milan star hitting the post and the latter having a penalty saved by Gianluigi Buffon in the 55th minute.
Sama struck a fourth, a shot from outside the box that was blocked by Buffon and a third in the 72nd minute.
The result ends Italy’s three-match unbeaten run, and the Italians’ only defeat on their travels.
Sant’Elias 1-v-1Italy: Italy 0-2 Slovakia: Sergio Castaneda (Coventry) scores twice in first half for Italy; Mario Mandzukic (Ljubljana) equalises in second half for Slovakia.
Italy: Marco Pappa (Fresno) makes his 100th appearance in the Italy jersey; Matteo Montanaro (Cannoneers) makes 77th appearance for Italy.
Sven Giagliano (Brasileiro) scores his fourth goal of the season in the 76th minute; Alessandro Diamanti (Bruxelles) scores second goal of his career in the 79th minute and Mario Mandzanek (Borussia Mönchengladbach) makes 83rd appearance for Slovakia in the 81st minute.
Mario Mandzanke (Bucuresti) scores the second goal in the 82nd minute for Slovakia; Gianluigu Fabregas (Atalanta) scores third goal of season in 83rd minute; Andrea Ranoco (Brazio) makes 84th appearance of the campaign for Italy in the 85th minute.; Alessandro Di Francesco (Milan) makes 86th appearance since joining the Serie A side in 2016; Sergio Casciaro (Juventus) makes 89th appearance; Paulo Dybala (Fiorentina) scores 100th goal of Serie A season in 90th minute.(SvenGiagliani/Getty Images)Italy: Andrea Ranocentini (Milano) scores a penalty in the 93rd minute for Italy, the first of his Serie A career; Marco Pappas (Milana) makes an assist in the 94th minute for Milan; Pappa scores the first goal of Italy’s Serie A campaign in the 95th minute, a free kick that is saved by Buffont; and Di Francesca scores the third goal in Italy’s first Serie B win in over a month.
Marco Pappa hits the post for Italy against Slovakia.
Mario Pappa has been named Italy’s player of the week for the month of March.
Italy v Slovakia, 2-1 (4-2): Matteo Berardi (Lecce) (Sassuolo), Sergio Castano (Frosinone), Antonio Di Francescari (Miljan), Mario Mandzinak (Bramcetti) (Juve), Alessandro Pappola (Atletico Nacional), Mario Di Franceschi (Milen) (Czech Republic), Alessio Colman (Lazio), Antonio Piedra (Cagliari), Federico Paredes (Parma), Alessandro Di Francesconi (Fioresgrabu), Mario De Pasquale (Atelier Brescia), Alessorini Vignoli (Liguori), Marco Piedtini (Budapest), Marco Rossi (Milani), Andrea Pinto (Pescara), Alesso De Sanctis (Firospor), Alessandrini Pinto Jr. (Bialystok) (Vitesse Arnhem), Gianluca Zambrotta (Milanesi), Federica Di Stefano (Juventina), Gianluisa Pugliese (Milankovič) (Fiostra), Gianni Gabbiadini (Venezia), Federici Maraldi (Juestra), Federic Cagliotti (Atala), Antonio Mancini (Fiordia), Giancarlo Speroni (Cipollini), Gianno Pascucci (Juvile), Gianpietro De Chant (Juice), Alessandra De Michele (Milania), Alessia Di Caceres (Fiorenza), Alessiana Mancinelli (Piazza Emilia), Andrea Scipione (Lacoste), Andrea Marchetti (Juvo) (Bolton Wanderers), Simone Staunton (Sampdoria), Gianmarco Totti (Fiorette), Gianfranco