Jose Gimenez’s stunning own goal, Eder’s late strike and a Daniele De Rossi penalty in injury time ensured Italy extended their unbeaten streak to nine games under Giampiero Ventura with a 3-0 victory over Uruguay.
Italy’s win was confirmed when Eder bundled home Manolo Gabbiadini’s late cross, but there was still time for Gimenez to bring down Stephan El Shaarawy in added time, Roma stalwart De Rossi stroking home from 12 yards to add gloss to the scoreline.
Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti both had chances to extend Italy’s lead before the break but were wasteful, while Gianluigi Donnarumma was barely tested in the Azzurri goal.
As the hour approached the young AC Milan keeper was beaten by Martin Caceres, only for Uruguay to see the goal ruled out for a foul.
Italy’s thoughts now turn to their World Cup qualifier with Liechtenstein on Sunday, while Uruguay return home after successive defeats on their European trip.