Relief for World Champions as poor run ends

October 8, 2006
By James Eve
ROME, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Italy's media breathed a sigh of relief after the world champions beat Ukraine 2-0 in a Euro 2008 qualifier to notch up their first victory since Roberto Donadoni took over as coach.

Saturday's win, which followed a defeat to Croatia in a friendly in August then a 1-1 draw with Lithuania and a 3-1 loss to France in their opening two Group B matches, put them back on track in their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.

'Welcome back Italy,' read the headline ...

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