Sep 10, 2013 at 7.45pm UK
Italy
2-1
Czech Republic
Chiellini (52'), Balotelli (56' pen.)
Balotelli (30')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Kozak (19')
Kolar (61'), Kozak (78')
Kolar (89')

Cesare Prandelli hails "great Italy"

Prandelli hails
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Cesare Prandelli is impressed with his Italy side following their 2-1 comeback win against the Czech Republic.

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has hailed his side's performance in their 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

Goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Balotelli in the second half saw the Azzurri stage a comeback and win World Cup qualifying Group B with 20 points from eight matches.

"I saw a great Italy," Prandelli told RAI Sport. "We conceded on one counter-attack, which was what they wanted, but we created four scoring opportunities in the first half and I said we had to keep believing.

"This is a special team because in my view we know our limits and try to emphasise our qualities," he added. "We achieved that over the years and want to increase our belief that we can do even better."

There are two more rounds of matches left in the qualifying campaign.

Italy's Mario Balotelli celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Czech Republic during their World Cup qualifier on September 10, 2013
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