Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has confirmed that the club have reached an agreement with Liverpool over the sale of striker Fabio Borini.
Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli came up big with a header to give Italy the lead early in the 2nd half which proved to be the game winning goal in a 1-2 win for the Azzurri.
Italy XI: Sirigu; Chiellini, Barzagli, Paletta, Darmian; De Rossi; Verratti, Pirlo, Marchisio; Candreva; Balotelli
Sunderland did not put on a display that reflected recent performances as they looked a club content with avoiding relegation in a 1-3 loss to Swansea City.
Crystal Palace remain three points clear of fellow Premier League strugglers Sunderland after a goalless draw at a windy Stadium of Light.
Sunderland beat Manchester United 2-1 in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.
Fabio Borini collapsed during halftime of the Cardiff City - Sunderland game and was taken to the hospital but the illness is not considered serious.
Fabio Borini made the crowd erupt at the Stadium of Light with a late game winning goal, as Sunderland earn their first victory of the season, defeating Newcastle 2-1.
Sunderland have completed a deadline-day season-long loan deal for Liverpool forward Fabio Borini.