Oct 6, 2016 at 7.45pm UK
De Rossi (82' pen.)
Parolo (49'), Bonaventura (62'), Bonucci (86')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Vitolo (55')
Busquets (27'), Vitolo (44'), Costa (45'), Ramos (76'), Pique (85')

Result: Daniele De Rossi penalty denies Spain

Daniele De Rossi of Italy celebrates after scoring the second goal during the international friendly against Finland on June 6, 2016
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Daniele De Rossi scores a late penalty as Italy come from behind to draw their World Cup qualifier with Spain in Turin.

Daniele De Rossi's 82nd-minute penalty rescued a point for Italy in their World Cup qualifier with Spain in Turin this evening.

In a first half which saw only six attempts at goal, it was Spain who almost broke the deadlock when David Silva's deflected shot flew narrowly wide, with Gianluigi Buffon rooted to the spot.

Moments later, La Roja threatened again when Gerard Pique found himself a few yards from goal, but failed to direct his close-range header past the Juventus stopper.

Spain made their domination count 10 minutes after the break when Sergio Busquets's slide-rule pass played Vitolo through on goal and, as Buffon missed the ball, the Sevilla winger slotted into an empty net.

Just after the hour mark, the introduction of Ciro Immobile seemed to stir a response from the hosts and the former Borussia Dortmund forward was inches away from connecting with Alessandro Florenzi's cross.

With a quarter of the game left, Vitolo nearly doubled his personal tally for the evening as he again latched on to a through-ball, but this time placed his shot wide with only Buffon to beat.

Italy were then awarded a penalty in the dying stages after Eder was tripped by Sergio Ramos. De Rossi duly sent David de Gea the wrong way and gave the home fans hope of a late comeback win.

Indeed, the home side thought that they were ahead after Andrea Belotti slotted home from close range, but his strike partner Immobile was adjudged to have impeded De Gea and both sides settled for a point.

A dejected Cesc Fabregas of Spain looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
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