Montolivo, De Rossi & Balotelli score as Italy beat Denmark 3-1

Italy 3 – Denmark 1 (World Cup qualifier, October 16, 2012) (Alternative highlights) On 33, following a fine Balotelli flick, Riccardo Montolivo smacked home the Italy opener. Four minutes later Daniele De Rossi headed home the second. Denmark grabbed a lifeline thanks to a fine volley from William Kvist. After the break Italy re-established their 2-goal lead with Mario Balotelli converting from a fine Andrea Pirlo pass.