Azzurri buried by Hungarians in tune-up
The Azzurri stumbled through a uninspired friendly with Hungary on August 22nd. After taking a 1-0 lead on a goal early in the second half by Antonio DiNatale, the Italians surrendered three second half goals in within 15 minutes.
They were without several key players including Gennaro Gattuso and the newly retired Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta.
Of course the usual outcry for the dismissal of head coach Roberto Donadoni followed this poor performance. This game was to be a warm-up for the two upcoming Euro qualifiers against France and Ukraine in September.