Italy held to shock 2-2 draw by Haiti – Xinhua | English.news.cn

5822_502578219810230_951375813_nItaly were held to a shock 2-2 draw by Haiti on Tuesday in their final warm-up match before the Confederations Cup. ‘ The Azzurri, with a team largely made up of reserves, appeared set for a comfortable victory at the Sao Januario stadium after goals either side of half-time from Emanuele Giaccherini and Claudio Marchisio.

But Pascal Millien struck from the penalty spot with five minutes remaining before Jean-Philippe Peguero equalized in stoppage time.

The result broke a run of six straight defeats for the Caribbean nation.

Italy open their Confederations Cup campaign against Mexico at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium on Sunday. viai – Xinhua | English.news.cn


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