PHOTOS: Former Fulham loanee Stefano Okaka scores winner for Italy

Stefano Okaka hit Italy's winner to spare their blushes against Albania.

Stefano Okaka enjoyed a dream debut for Italy, hitting a winner against Albania.

The Sampdoria striker scored in the 82nd minute against the under-rated side, who held France to a 1-1 draw last week.

Okaka is a former Fulham loanee, signed for a short period by Roy Hodgson after scoring against them for Roma.

After an inconsistent few seasons, he is coming into his own at Sampdoria and was rewarded with an international call-up.

His two goals in 11 games is not spectacular, but his hold up play and overall game has impressed, and the best is surely to come from the 25-year-old.

Okaka's goal in the 82nd minute may yet go down as an own goal by Hamid Salihi, but as seen from his celebrations with the bench above, he was determined to claim it.

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