Italy vs. FYR Macedonia  1 - 1

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90' +3 FULL-TIME: ITALY 1-1 MACEDONIA.
90' +2 Italy frantically searching for a late winner, but Macedonia are seeing everything aside. The hosts just don't have that killer instinct in attack, and they've paid dearly for it tonight. A stray pass goes behind for a goal-kick, and that just might do it.
90' There will be three minutes added on at the end of this match.
88' Everyone behind the ball now for Macedonia in an attempt to see this through to full-time. A draw today would see them go three successive matches unbeaten in qualifying away from home - something to hang their hats on in advance of the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
86' It's been a frustrating night for Italy, which will leave Gian Piero Ventura searching for answers on how to fix his attack ahead of next month's play-off. Ciro Immobile has been on fire this season for Lazio, but his form has not translated to his international matches.
84' Italy pushing on to try and restore their lead, but Macedonia are doing a nice job of limiting the hosts to shots from range, all of which seem to be missing the mark. Someone has to step up and take charge for the hosts.
82' STAT: Italy beat Macedonia 3-2 in the previous fixture, with Ciro Immobile scoring twice in the final 15 minutes to turn around a 2-1 deficit - the only previous meeting between the two nations.
80' I. Trichkovski enters the game and replaces G. Pandev.
Pandev is congradulated by team-mates and coaches alike as he's replaced by Ivan Trichkovski with Macedonia's final change of the night.
79' Italy have been left stunned here. It hardly matters in the Group G standings, but it won't do anything to help Italy's confidence ahead of next month's play-off. It's game on now by all means, though! Can someone find a winner?!
77' A. Trajkovski has scored a goal for FYR Macedonia! Assist by G. Pandev.
Pandev provides the assist.
PARITY RESTORED IN TURIN! It's been coming, and it's a deserved equaliser for the visitors as Trajkovski is played in by Pandev before picking out a terrific finish at the far post from a rather difficult angle! It had to be perfect, and it was!

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