Euro WCQ: Italy Avoid Macedonia Upset; Spain, Ireland, Iceland Win

Italy avoided a huge upset by coming from a goal down to beat minnows Macedonia 3-2 away in Group G of the 2018 European World Cup qualifiers.

Andrea Belotti gave Italy the lead in the 24th minute before two quick goals from Ilija Nestorovski and Ferhan Hasani on 57 and 59 minutes put Macedonia 2-1 ahead.

But a brace from Ciro Immobile on 75 and 90 minutes, secured the win for the Italians.

Also in Group G, Spain defeated homers, Albania, 2-0.

Diego Costa put Spain ahead in the 55th minute before Nolito sealed the win for them with a 63rd minute goal.

There were victories for Republic of Ireland and Serbia against Moldova and Austria in Group D respectively.

Ireland beat Moldova 3-1 away while Austria lost away to Serbia.

And in Group I, Euro 2016 revelations Iceland defeated Turkey 2-0.

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