Antonio Conte's New-Look Italy See off 10-Man Netherlands 2-0

Italy will now be looking forward to open their Euro 2016 campaign with a relatively easy trip to Oslo as they take on Norway.

updated: September 05, 2014 10:15 IST
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Italy's coach Antonio Conte (C) congratulates his players after the friendly football match Italy vs Netherlands on September 4, 2014 at the San Nicola stadium in Bari.


Bari, Italy: Two goals in the first 10 minutes were enough to see Italy to a 2-0 friendly victory over World Cup semifinalists the Netherlands and launch their new era under coach Antonio Conte in style.

Playing Conte's trademark 3-5-2 formation, the Italians came out on the front foot and were ahead after just three minutes when new Borussia Dortmund signing Ciro Immobile found the net after a long pass from Leonardo Bonucci.

Captain Daniele De Rossi doubled their advantage in the 10th minute after newcomer Simone Zaza was fouled in the area by Bruno Martins Indi, who received his marching orders.

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