Italy's Cristiano Biraghi celebrates scoring their first goal with Cristiano Piccini REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
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The despair which followed Italy's defeat by Portugal a month ago has suddenly turned to unbridled optimism following Sunday's 1-0 stoppage-time win away to Poland in the Nations League.Italy no longer produce world-class players in abundance and teams such Juventus, Napoli and AS Roma are dominated by foreigners, as Mancini pointed out last month.But Mancini said there was still enough talent around to make Italy great again, even if it was going to take time. Left-back Cristiano Biraghi, who scored the winning goal, was relegated with Pescara two seasons ago and was making his third appearance for Italy at the age of 26 .With Italy struggling to break the deadlock, Mancini chose to bring on Kevin Lasagna for his international debut at age 26 rather than Lazio's prolific marksman Ciro Immobile.
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