Pirlo and Balotelli lead Italy to hard-earned 2-1 win over Mexico
Mexico 1 – Italy 2 (Confederations Cup, June 16, 2013) (Alternative highlights.) The Italians broke the deadlock courtesy of a wonder free-kick from Andrea Pirlo on his 100th international appearance. Mexico hit back soon after as Dos Santos won a penalty which Javier Hernandez dispatched with aplomb. Mario Balotelli showed great strength to restore Italy’s lead with a fine goal.