An inexperienced Italy began their rebuilding job with an impressive home draw with Germany in a Nations League opener for both sides.
Having failed to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar, Italy opted to test out numerous raw players.
One of them, 18-year-old substitute Wilfried Gnonto, set up Lorenzo Pellegrini for a 70th-minute goal.
Germany levelled immediately, with Joshua Kimmich firing in to make it 10 games unbeaten under Hansi Flick.
Germany’s next game in Group A3 is a home match against England, who were beaten 1-0 in Hungary earlier on Saturday. Italy host the Hungarians, with both games on 7 June.
More to follow.
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- 1G Donnarumma
- 7FlorenziBooked at 62mins
- 23BastoniBooked at 80mins
- 3BiraghiSubstituted forDimarcoat 80′minutes
- 21FrattesiSubstituted forRicciat 86′minutes
- 8TonaliBooked at 66minsSubstituted forPobegaat 80′minutes
- 17PolitanoSubstituted forGnontoat 65′minutes
- 9ScamaccaSubstituted forCancellieriat 85′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10PellegriniBooked at 51mins
- 5Ramos Marchi
- 17HenrichsSubstituted forHofmannat 59′minutes
- 5KehrerBooked at 62mins
- 8GoretzkaSubstituted forGündoganat 69′minutes
- 10GnabrySubstituted forRaumat 80′minutes
- 13MüllerSubstituted forHavertzat 70′minutesBooked at 83mins
- 19SanéSubstituted forMusialaat 59′minutes
- 9WernerBooked at 89mins
- Srdjan Jovanovic
- Shots on Target
Match ends, Italy 1, Germany 1.
Second Half ends, Italy 1, Germany 1.
Matteo Cancellieri (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Corner, Germany. Conceded by Tommaso Pobega.
Corner, Italy. Conceded by Niklas Süle.
Foul by Ilkay Gündogan (Germany).
Degnand Wilfried Gnonto (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jamal Musiala (Germany).
Samuele Ricci (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Niklas Süle (Germany).
Degnand Wilfried Gnonto (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jonas Hofmann (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tommaso Pobega (Italy).
Timo Werner (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Timo Werner (Germany).
Alessandro Bastoni (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Federico Dimarco (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Antonio Rüdiger (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matteo Cancellieri (Italy).
Substitution, Italy. Samuele Ricci replaces Davide Frattesi.