Azzurri move along in WC qualifier
Goals by Fabio Grosso (11') and Vincenzo Iaquinta (40') helped the Azzurri secure this match against Bulgaria before half-time. The Italians were out-shot 21 to 15 but did not allow a goal playing in front of the partisan crowd at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
The victory keeps Italy atop Group 8 with 20 points (6 wins, 2 draws) followed by Republic of Ireland (16 pts.) and Bulgaria (11pts).
Italy's next World Cup qualifier is on Saturday, October 10, 2009 versus Republic of Ireland at Landsdowne Road in Dublin. That match will be followed by a clash with Cyprus on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 in Rome.