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 leveled 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.
- oneG Donnarumma
- 7FlorenceBooked at 62mins
- 23walking stickBooked at 80mins
- 3biraghiSubstituted forDimarcohorse 80′minutes
- 21fratteSubstituted forRiccihorse 86′minutes
- 8tonalBooked at 66minsSubstituted forpobegahorse 80′minutes
- 17polytanoSubstituted forgnontohorse 65′minutes
- 9scamaccaSubstituted forCancellierihorse 85′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10PellegriniBooked at 51mins
- 5Ramos Marchi
- 17HenrichsSubstituted forHofmannhorse 59′minutes
- 5amberBooked at 62mins
- 8goretzkaSubstituted forGundoganhorse 69′minutes
- 10gnabrySubstituted forraumhorse 80′minutes
- 13MullerSubstituted forHavertzhorse 70′minutesBooked at 83mins
- 19SanéSubstituted formusialahorse 59′minutes
- 9WernerBooked at 89mins
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 Sule.
Foul by Ilkay Gundogan (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.