Russia handed under-pressure Italy a 3-0 beating in their Euro 2012 warm-up match in Zurich thanks to a brace from striker Roman Shirokov.
The Italian team has been under the shadow of the sports-betting affair and that seems to have taken a toll on them. They have lost the three previous friendlies and have not been able to score a single goal, online media reported.
The Italians have been grouped with Spain, Ireland and Croatia in the Euro 2012.
Alexander Kerzhakov and his Zenit St. Petersburg teammate Shirokov found the net for Russia Friday, who are bracketed with Poland, Greece and the Czech Republic.