The goalscorer scored a late winner in a 3-2 victory for Italy at the Euro 2016 group stage as they secured a first place finish in the tournament, but it was a late header from the spot that clinched the win.
It was a match that proved crucial to the Italians chances of securing the quarterfinal against Greece.
They started brightly, going on the attack early in the first half and looking to force the hosts into a turnover, only to see their chances denied.
It took just under an hour for Gianluigi Buffon to open the scoring in the 26th minute.
He raced through the Juventus defence and fired over the bar from just outside the area, while Italy’s backline struggled to cope with his long ball.
The second goal came in the 61st minute, when Simone Inzaghi’s cross hit the top of the crossbar, only for Simone Inzini to make a diving save.
It had looked like Italy were headed to a late equaliser, but the referee waved away a challenge and Italy went on to claim the win with a 6-2 aggregate scoreline.