Italy managed to defeat England, final score 2-1, with the winning goal being scored by Mario Balotelli. The highly anticipated match between the two countries was everything fans were waiting for.
The first goal came in minute 35 as Claudio Marchiso opened the score. The joy of the Italian side did not last much as 2 minute later Daniel Sturridge scored after a Wayne Rooney deep cross.
The winning goal came in minute 50 as Balotelli’s header after an Antonio Candreva cross.
Italy’s win marks a very important game for England in the following match as they meet Uruguay, a team stunned by a loss against Costa Rica, the surprise of the FIFA World Cup so far. Neither of the two teams can afford a loss and draws would be really bad.
England did not manage to beat Italy since the year 1977. After the Italian side got the lead, it played classic possession football, making it incredibly hard for England to score. This was the difference between the two.