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

goal.

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.