The Italian champions had been without a winning goal in two games against Albania and they are back to the top of Group A after scoring the equaliser in their 2-2 draw with the Albanian side.
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The flags of the two sides on the fieldThe draw was completed after the two teams had played out a 5-1 victory over Albania in their first meeting in the last round of qualifying for the 2019 European Championships.
The home side took the lead through Paulo Dybala’s second-half strike, but a penalty for a foul on the Albanians substitute Davide Di Stefano was given by referee Andrea Casaretto.
The second-leg was played on the same pitch as the first-leg, with the referee awarding a penalty and the match restarting in a different venue.
Italy then won 4-1, while Albania were punished for not having a substitute.
The draw means Italy are now level on points with the top two teams in Group A and the top four.
The Italians have already secured two points, but they will now play Croatia on Wednesday to determine who they face in the semi-finals.