Juventus' Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain wasted little time in justifying his record transfer fee.
Paddy Agnew looks ahead to the new season in Italy, where much has changed but Juventus remain the team to beat.
Injuries and suspensions notwithstanding, Italy are on a high as they prepare to face the world champions.
Antonio Conte's Italy are once again showing the virtues of teamwork.
Italy feeling fresh and looking for revenge for the 2012 drubbing.
Ireland manager reflects on a momentous night in Lille and looks ahead to the challenge of playing the hosts France.
Paddy Agnew looks ahead to Italy facing an Ireland side that must play the game of their lives.
Having taken maxium points from their opening two games, Italy are starting to resemble a real Italian team.
After his team impressed in their opening game victory over Belgium, Antonio Conte's biggest job has been keeping his players feet on the ground.
Arguably the tie of the group stages and an early insight into two of the possible contenders for the Euro 2016 crown.