Conor Clancy Date: 28th May 2021 at 10:43pm
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An experimental XI thumped San Marino 7-0 in an international friendly on Friday evening as ’s side’s preparations for the continued.

Gli face on July 11 in the tournament’s opening game in Rome, and will face the in their final warm-up game on June 4, next Friday.

Federico Bernardeschi was captain on the night and he got up and running by opening the scoring at the Sardegna Arena after half an hour. ’s Gian Marco Ferrari doubled their lead shortly after to send Mancini’s side in at the break with a 2-0 lead.

In the second half, though, Italy stepped things up.

Matteo Politano and Andrea Belotti made it four, before bagged Gli ’s fifth.

Politano and Pessina both then scored again to give Italy a comprehensive 7-0 win.