BARI – Italy defeated World Cup winners Spain 2-1 in a friendly at the Stadio
San Nicola in Bari. Andrea Ranocchia played for 76 minutes, Thiago Motta was
subbed out for Domenico Criscito in the 54th minute and Giampaolo Pazzini came
on in the 60th minute (for Giuseppe Rossi).
After the 11th-minute goal from Montolivo, and the subsequent Spanish equaliser
from Xabi Alonso (in the 37th minute from a penalty), Aquilani hit
the winner from a perfect touch back from Pazzini in the 84th