Rossi scores for Italy in 2-0 win over Ukraine

New Jersey-born Giuseppe Rossi and Alessandro Matri scored

Tuesday, leading Italy past Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine 2-0 in an

exhibition game.

Italy played with 10 men the last 15 minutes and made seven

changes from the team that beat Slovenia 1-0 in a Euro 2012

qualifier Friday.

Rossi scored in the 27th minute when a deflected ball fell to

him in the box. Matri’s goal came in the 81st minute when Italy

broke forward on a counter attack as Ukraine pressed for the tying


Ukraine failed to capitalize when Italy substitute Davide Astori

was sent off. The hosts were without star striker Andriy Shevchenko

because of a family illness.