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Saints stars in international action: Graziano Pellè nets for Italy

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All in all, it was a successful night for the Saints on international duty.

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Southampton striker Graziano Pellè broke his goalscoring duck with a fine header for Italy in their 1-1 draw with England.

Pellè was up against teammate Nathaniel Clyne for the first 45 minutes before the latter was substituted at the break. <!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->

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The towering Southampton centre-forward's goal looked to gift the Italians the victory before a late England equaliser courtesy of Tottenham's Andros Townsend.

Pellè's goal came on 30 minutes after deftly flicking on Giorgio Chiellini's delicate cross with his head past a despairing Joe Hart in the England goal.

Looking sharp, Pellè could - and probably should - have doubled Italy's lead on 50 minutes, missing the target with the opposition goal gaping. He was then substituted on 60 minutes.

Southampton's Ryan Bertrand made a cameo appearance for England coming on in the last five minutes.

Meanwhile...

Saints' on-loan star Toby Alderweireld helped Belgium to a comfortable 1-0 away victory in Israel.

The Red Devils' win means they now top their Euro 2016 qualifying group, knocking Wales off top spot by goal difference.

Alderweireld's Belgian side went 1-0 up within ten minutes thanks to Marouane Fellaini's early winner. But, Belgium captain Vincent Kompany was sent off on 60 minutes for two bookings.

Belgium put in an immense defensive effort to keep the Israelis at bay to earn all three points.

All in all, it was a successful few days for Southampton's players on international duty. Hell, even James Ward-Prowse even managed to net a goal from open play for the England Under-21s!

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