Italia 3-0 France in the World Cup quarter-final at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday night.
Italy dominated the first half, but France went on to claim a deserved win with goals from Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Didier Deschamps.
The victory gives Italy a 2-0 lead at the summit of Group B and a spot in next year’s Confederations Cup, where they will face Belgium in the first knockout round.
However, France will face a tough task in the quarter-finals, facing a France side that is currently without a win in four matches.
The hosts were well on top early in the second half, however, and were the better side throughout the match, especially with Lukaku scoring two goals in the last five minutes.
The goals came after France had been dominated in the opening stages and the goal from Lukaku saw the hosts back to winning ways.
France, who had struggled in the early stages of the game, looked dangerous throughout, but it was not to be as the hosts were denied a winner from their best player, Moussa Dembele.
It was a game where the visitors were in control, and that was the case throughout.
The game was a one-sided affair, with France scoring the second goal in the final minute, before Hazard’s equaliser for the hosts.
The win was all France deserved.