Matteo Politano came off the bench to snatch a late winner for Italy, breaking the deadlock in the 94th minute against United States.
Roberto Mancini's side toiled for much of Tuesday's international friendly in Genk but finally found a way to beat impressive goalkeeper Ethan Horvath with mere seconds remaining in added time.
Not how the USMNT wanted to end 2018... 😬— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 20, 2018
Matteo Politano finds a 93rd-minute winner for Italy in the teams' final friendly of the year. pic.twitter.com/04nPZdjiuc
Politano only came on as a substitute with three minutes to play but he dashed into the box to finish sweetly at the end of a rare incisive attack from the Azzurri.
Italy have now kept three clean sheets in a row but Mancini will be concerned about how long it took his team to break down an inexperienced United States side.