They had to do it the hard way, falling behind to Keisuke Honda’s penalty before Shinji Kagawa made it two.
A goal before half time from Daniele de Rossi, an own goal early in the second period and a Mario Balotelli penalty put them ahead. Shinji Okazaki equalised for Japan but Sebastien Giovinco won it late on for the Azzurri.
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