Italy 1-1 Germany: summary: score, goals, highlights, Nations League
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- Two goals in the space of two minutes ignite a flat second half
- Current European champions Italy failed to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup
- Die Mannschaft go into the match at the Dall’Ara stadium unbeaten in their last four games against the Italians
- Last Italy win over Germany, back in Euro 2012 with a 2-1 semi-final win
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A game full of endeavour and one that just lacked a little more composure in front of the target.
Roberto Martini will be happy with his new look team, who eventually threw off their shackles and got into the game as the contest progressed.
The whistle sounds and the Bologna contest has ended all square
Rudiger is clipped and award a yellow to Cancellieri as Germany now have a last minute corner....
Italy win a corner from a free and a late opportunity for the Azzurri to snatch a winner here....Di Marco with the corner and it's a poor one...
4 minutes of added time in Bologna as Gnonto is on the ball, the 18-year-old has impressed on his debut. A calm and composed performamnce from the FC Zurich player.
Time running out in Bologna
2 minutes remain and everything points to another draw between these sides as Werner is carded
Very much an opportunity for Roberto Mancini to blood new talent and have a look at many of the promising Italy U-21 side.
Ricci on for Fratelli, another Italy swap
And yet another switch as Scamacca is replaced by Cancellieri. A quieter second half from the
Another card and Havertz clips Pellegrini and the ref is on the spot to award the yellow
More changes: Tonali off and is replaced by Pobega. Raum on for Germany and he replaces Gnabry.
A draw here in Bologna would see Hungary top the group of four thanks to their earlier 1-0 win over England. Germany and Italy would occupy second and third places respectively.
Next up: Germany-England and Italy-Hungary
Final 15 of the game and the contest gets a jolt it badly needed as we have a cooling break.
Did Italy switch off ? Just two minutes between both goals in Bologna and the game has come alive after a flat second half period.
That has been coming as Kimmich draws Germany level within a matter of minutes. Werner gets in the way and the ball falls nicely for the Bayern man as he drives past the Italian keeper.
Gooooooooool. Italy break the deadline as Gnonto delivers the assist from the right hand side as Pellegrini taps into an empty net...what an impact from the FC Zurich man on his debut
Goretzka off and Gundogan on. Havertz replaces Muller...more changes for the German side
Decent work from Germany once again bit the final effort from Musiala is a shocker .... good from Germany and shades of what we saw in the opening phase of the contest there.
Tonali carded too for the Azzurri
Wilfried Gnonto getting his first cap with the 18-year-old playing his club football with FC Zurich
Gnonto makes his debut and replaces the injured Politano.
Germany are now a pale shadow of the side from the first half as they labour to find a way past the Italian side who have thrown off their early inhibitions.
Kehrer is also into the Serbain referees book for a foul on Florenzi
We pass the hour mark and the contest lacks the spark that we witnessed in the first 45'. The end of season effect coupled with a hot and humid Bologna evening, certainly contributing factors.
Sane off for Musiala, first change of the night for Germany as Hofmann also replaces Henrichs.
Matteo Politano cuts into the box and shoots with his favoured left foot but the ball just drifts over the German bar. Italy the better side now it has to be said as the peg the German side back.
Better from Italy as Scamacca once again at the heart of the Italy.
Mancini will be happier with the way his new look team have responded after a nervous start. Scamacca has certainly caught the eye for the Azzurri tonight.
Pellegrini carded and the Italian is the first player to have his name taken for a foul on Muller.
Tonali almost latches onto the ball as Scamacca almost feeds the Milan player. Much more positive approach now from the Italian side.
The Mexican wave breaks out in Bologna as the second half has yet to really get going with imprecise passes from both teams.
Italy go close as Matteo Politano delivers a fine ball into the box and it's just inches too high for Scamacca
The action is about to resume with the visitors set to start this second half.
The teams are in the tunnel as the stewards shepherd a 'selfie hungry' young fan who was snapping with all the Italian subs before being caught by stadium officiuals.
No added time as the whistle heralds the interval. Great start from Germany but as the game wore on, the Italians started to generate a sense of belief and began to claw their way back into the contest.
Huge amount of patience employed in every Germany build up as they push the ball around with plenty of poise and purpose.
Last five of the half and a slight lull in proceedings now as the heat starts to take its toll. Currently 26C/79F with over 70% humidity.
Much better from Italy now as they are very well in this contest now as they start to believe. Germany break and with some sweet pass and move work the ball to Gnabry who rifles high and wide. That move deserved a better finsih !
Davide Frattesi has a shot from the edge and drives the ball inches wide as Scamacca then drills the ball off the German post as the fans start to get into the spirit of the evening and find a voice.
Roberto Mancini cuts an anxious looking figure on the bench for Italy, but despite a dominant spell from Germany in the first 15', the home side are very much in the contest now.
Muller shoots on the edge of the box after creating plenty of space. Florenzi is on hand to block the effort.
Lorenzo Pellegrini does well as the Roma man glides past two German players with nutmegs included, his ball to Scamacca is cut out but better from the Azzurri.
Italy ever so slowly starting to shake off their pre game nerves and complexities as they start to create with Gianluca Scamacca very much at the heart of all Italy's positive play.
Twenty minutes played in Bologna and it's very much one way traffic as Germany dominate.
Germany dominating proceedings and this is reflected by the possession stats.
Great work from Gnabry as the Bayern man skips into the box but drives the ball straight at Donnarumma from an acute angle.
Leon Goretzka finds himself in plenty of space but his first touch lets him down and Scamacca is able to clear the danger for the home side.
Scamacca looks bright for Italy tonight as the home side finally start to take the challenge to Die Mannschaft
It's all Germany at the moment as the side in blue are pegged deep inside their own half...Italy manager Mancini did admit pre-game that this would be a 'testing' clash and cited Germany as one of the favourites fir the World Cup in November.
Scamacca forced to head away as Germany win a second corner in quick succession. Donnarumma claims and the PSG stopper wins a free.
Better start for Germany and something of a subdued atmosphere in Bologna tonight as Flick's man win the first corner of the evening.
Real Madrid fans will have a key eye on Antonio Rudiger tonight after the Germany international put pen to paper with the LaLiga and Champions League holders
Off we go...Italy start the action
All set in Bologna.....
The Serbian referee leads the sides onto the pitch as the UEFA Nations League anthem belts out from the stadium pa system. First up, pre-game protocol and national anthem time with Germany up first.
Italy in their classic blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks with Germany too in their iconic home kit of white/black and white.
The teams and match officials are in the tunnel as the substitutes make their way towards the dugouts. Kick off just mere minutes away here ...
Decent crowd at the Renato Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, maybe not a packed house but a respectable amount of fans in attendance with a healthy presence of German fans too.
Gianluca Vialli (L) and Roberto Mancini, Head Coach of Italy look on prior to the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between Italy and Germany at Renato Dall'Ara Stadium on June 04, 2022 in Bologna, Italy.
Italy-Germany: match official
Serbia's Srdjan Jovanovic has been nominated by UEFA to oversee tonight's Europa League clash in Bologna. The 36-year-old has been a FIFA referee since 2015, and is ranked as a UEFA elite category referee.
Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer applauds fans before the match in Bologna.
In a team full of changes from the one that lost to Argentine on Wednesday, Davide Frattesi makes his Italy debut tonight with the Sassuolo central starts the Nations League game in Bologna vs. Germany. The midfielder becomes the 71st player that Italy coach Roberto Mancini used in 50 games overseeing the Azzurri.
Result: Hungary 1-0 England
In the earlier Group 3 game played tonight, Hungary beat Gareth Southgate's England with a solitary goal from Szoboszlai from the penalty spot the difference between the sides.
Next Tuesday, England face Germany in Munich and Hungary take on the Italians in Cesena.
Giorgio Chiellini calls time
This was the moment when iconic Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini led his time out for an international fixture for the last time as the 37-year-old called time on his international career after 117 caps.
Confirmed team news for both Germany and Italy as kick-off looms with less than an hour to go to the game gets underway in Bologna.
- 0Benjamin Henrichs
- 0Thilo Kehrer
- 0Niklas Süle
- 0Leon Goretzka
- 0Joshua Kimmich
- 0Timo Werner
- 21Gianluigi Donnarumma
- 23Alessandro Bastoni
- 0Sandro Tonali
- 0Davide Frattesi
- 0Lorenzo Pellegrini
- 17Gianluca Scamacca
Italy are ready
The iconic blue Italy shirts hang in the home dressing room at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara with the 'Azzurri' looking to bounce back from the disappointment of losing to Argentina last Wednesday at the 'Finalissima' staged at London's Wembley Stadium.
Bologna stage is set as kick-off gets closer
Tonight's Nations League clash with be staged at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara in Bologna, Italy. It is currently used mostly for football matches and the home of Serie A side Bologna F.C. 1909. The stadium was built in 1927 and holds 38,279 spectators.
The action in Italy gets underway at 2:45 pm (ET) or 20:45 local time.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage from Bologna's Estadio Renato Dall’Ara as Italy and Germany get their League A Group 3 UEFA Nations League campaign underway,