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Italy 4-0 Czech Republic: Azzurri cruise to victory in final warm-up match before Euros curtain-raiser against Turkey in just SEVEN days

Italy stretch their unbeaten run to 27 games as they dispatch of Czech Republic 4-0. Immobile started the scoring for the hosts

Lazio forward Ciro Immobile put the hosts ahead in the 23rd minute against the run of play when he latched onto a weak clearance and swept the ball into the net after it took a slight deflection off a Czech defender.

Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella doubled the lead for Italy just before the break when he dribbled toward goal and fired a shot home from just outside the penalty area.

Napoli midfielder Lorenzo Insigne marked his 30th birthday with a goal in the 66th minute when he took an Immobile pass and sent a sharp right-footed strike past the keeper.

Insigne turned provider minutes later when Domenico Berardi furthered their lead as Mancini’s men dominated proceedings in this friendly.

Silhavy’s men rarely troubled Donnarumma down the other end as Bonucci and Chiellini marshalled the Italian defence from start to finish.

Roberto Mancini’s men have now won their last seven matches in a row without conceding a single goal, and go into the Euros high on confidence and back towards the top of the game just a few years on from failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

The hosts’ attentions will now turn to the European Championships, where they face Turkey in their first game a week today.

Before matches against Switzerland and Wales.

Czech Republic, who hadn’t played since March, have one more friendly against Albania before their first group-stage clash against Scotland at Hampden Park.

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