Italy vs Germany: GOAL! Kimmich equalizes immediately!

72′ — TARGET! Kimmich immediately makes it 1-1!

70′ — Goal! Pellegrini scores! Germany en route to losing their first game under Hansi.

58′ — Subtitles: Musiala and Hofmann for Sane and Henrichs.

45′ — The second half is over!

Halftime Observations and Analysis

  • Miserable ratings for fans of Bayern Munich. Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane in particular were terrible.
  • Germany has pressed the ball well. However, the passing was erring and opportunities were not taken. Flick will want to make some adjustments during halftime.
  • This fullback configuration does not work. Kehrer and Henrichs can’t move the ball and are repeatedly caught on the flanks by Italy. It would be the best choice for Germany to replace them.

45′ — Rest, still 0-0.

34′ — Scamacca reaches the pole! Italy and Germany have been evenly matched so far, but that could have tipped the scales had it gone in.

kick off: We are on our way in Bologna!

One hour until kick-off: We have lineups! Looks like Flick went up with Thomas Muller and Timo Werner, with Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane on the wings. Benjamin Henrichs gets a start as right back.

The UEFA Nations League is a great concept. Instead of littering the summer with a bunch of pointless friendlies in a World Cup year, Germany can now test themselves against some of the best teams in the world and against Italy.

While the Azzurri may not have qualified for Qatar 2022, they are still the reigning European Championship champions, making them a solid opponent to test his squad’s preparation so far. A number of regular Bayern Munich players will be available for this match, such as Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Manuel Neuer and more. They will be joined by Chelsea’s German contingent, plus a few other players from various clubs across Europe. With Bayern forming the backbone of this German side, it will be fascinating to see how they fare under Flick against a real-life opponent.

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Competition information

Place: Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, Bologna, Italy

Time: 8:45 PM local time, 2:45 PM EST

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