Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet in his 1,000th professional appearance for club and country as Italy beat Albania 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.
Buffon had little to do in his 168th cap for Italy, making only one save as the Italians controlled the action in Palermo.
The opening goal came in the 12th minute after Migjen Basha hauled down Andrea Belotti in the box during a set piece, and Daniele De Rossi converted the penalty.
Visiting Albania fans threw flares on the...
A stunning equaliser from Alexandru Gatcan earned Moldova a 1-1 draw away to Georgia in Tbilisi.
Georgia took the lead on 16 minutes when midfielder Valeri Qazaishvili cut back inside at the edge of the penalty area before curling his shot low into the far corner.
Moldova, though, grew into the match during the second half and secured a first point of the Group D qualifying campaign with 12 minutes left.
Rostov midfielder Gatcan collected the ball on his chest at the edge of the Georgia penalty area,...
James McClean ensured the Republic of Ireland's trip to Moldova did not end in embarrassment as he struck twice in quick succession to secure a 3-1 victory in Chisinau.
Ireland flew out of the blocks and were ahead within 116 seconds as Shane Long ended an 18-game drought for club and country.
However, Igor Bugaev dragged the home side back onto level terms on the stroke of half-time as the visitors slept, and it took McClean's double -- which came in the 69th and 76th minutes -- to see Martin O'Neill's...
Dusan Tadic was influential as Serbia made it four points from two FIFA World Cup European Qualifying Group D games with a comfortable 3-0 win over Moldova in Chisinau.
Filip Kostic, who scored in Serbia's 2-2 draw with the Republic of Ireland in their Group D opener, put his side ahead in the 19th minute with an easy finish following good work by Tadic.
Kostic then hit the post before captain Branislav Ivanovic doubled Serbia's lead in the 37th minute with a powerful far-post header from Tadic's...