Italy 1-1 Germany: New-look Azzurri claim impressive Nations League draw

Italy's forward Gianluca Scamacca (left) challenges Germany's defender Antonio Rudiger
Germany will be at the Qatar World Cup later thus year, but Italy have failed to qualify

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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  • Match Stats
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Formation 4-3-3

  • 1G Donnarumma
  • 7FlorenziBooked at 62mins
  • 15Acerbi
  • 23BastoniBooked at 80mins
  • 3BiraghiSubstituted forDimarcoat 80′minutes
  • 21FrattesiSubstituted forRicciat 86′minutes
  • 16Cristante
  • 8TonaliBooked at 66minsSubstituted forPobegaat 80′minutes
  • 17PolitanoSubstituted forGnontoat 65′minutes
  • 9ScamaccaSubstituted forCancellieriat 85′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10PellegriniBooked at 51mins


  • 2Calabria
  • 4Pobega
  • 5Ramos Marchi
  • 6Ricci
  • 11Gnonto
  • 12Cragno
  • 13Dimarco
  • 14Meret
  • 18Barella
  • 19Mancini
  • 20Cancellieri
  • 22Raspadori


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Neuer
  • 17HenrichsSubstituted forHofmannat 59′minutes
  • 15Süle
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 5KehrerBooked at 62mins
  • 6Kimmich
  • 8GoretzkaSubstituted forGündoganat 69′minutes
  • 10GnabrySubstituted forRaumat 80′minutes
  • 13MüllerSubstituted forHavertzat 70′minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 19SanéSubstituted forMusialaat 59′minutes
  • 9WernerBooked at 89mins


  • 3Raum
  • 4Tah
  • 7Havertz
  • 11Nmecha
  • 12Trapp
  • 14Musiala
  • 16Klostermann
  • 18Hofmann
  • 20Brandt
  • 21Gündogan
  • 22Baumann
  • 23Schlotterbeck
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Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamGermany
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Italy 1, Germany 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Italy 1, Germany 1.

  3. Booking

    Matteo Cancellieri (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Germany. Conceded by Tommaso Pobega.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Niklas Süle.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ilkay Gündogan (Germany).

  7. Post update

    Degnand Wilfried Gnonto (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Musiala (Germany).

  9. Post update

    Samuele Ricci (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Niklas Süle (Germany).

  11. Post update

    Degnand Wilfried Gnonto (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Jonas Hofmann (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tommaso Pobega (Italy).

  14. Booking

    Timo Werner (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Timo Werner (Germany).

  16. Post update

    Alessandro Bastoni (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Federico Dimarco (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Antonio Rüdiger (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matteo Cancellieri (Italy).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy. Samuele Ricci replaces Davide Frattesi.

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