Italy 2 Switzerland 0

    October 10, 1998

    Magic Alex survived an injury scare during the week to fire Italy to a convincing win in Udine.

    The first finish by Alessandro Del Piero emphasised the class of the player whose quality proved to be the highlight of the match after recovering from an injury scare at the Italian training camp during the week.

    He turned and hit a through ball into the net in one motion in the 18th minute and his corner was almost turned into the net by Filippo Inzaghi minutes later but he screwed his volly wide of the post.

    Zoff's new Italy were thoroughly in control during the second half and Del Piero added his second when he struck in a low cross.