Sunderland midfielder off target for Italy

Emanuele Giaccherini.
Emanuele Giaccherini.
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Emanuele Giaccherini fluffed his lines in Italy’s Euro 2016 warm-up win against Scotland in Malta.

Giaccherini has worked his way into the Italian squad while on loan at Bologna from Sunderland, who will again look to move the player on this summer.

Scotland failed to register a shot on target and took almost 78 minutes to produce their one and only effort at goal - Matt Ritchie shooting wide from 18 yards.

Pelle notched the only goal early in the second half but Scotland would have been on the end of a heavier defeat if Giaccherini had shown more composure.