Italy and Germany could not do better than a draw this Saturday during the first day of the League of Nations, in group 3 (1-1). Both teams are already back to the wall after the Hungarian success against England.
A few hours after the surprising victory of Hungary against England (1-0), Italy and Germany parted good friends on the lawn of Bologna (1-1), during the first day of the group 3 in the League of Nations. Three days after the heavy defeat they suffered in the Finalissima against Argentina, Roberto Mancini’s men showed up with several inexperienced players at international level (Scamacca, Frattesi).
Donnarumma decisive but injured in the hand
After a rhythmic first period, marked by a post from Scamacca and several German chances initiated by Müller, Gnabry and Goretzka, the meeting got carried away in the last twenty minutes thanks in particular to the entry of the young Gnonto, decisive passer for Pellegrini on the opener of the Squadra Azzura. But the European champions did not enjoy this advantage for long as Joshua Kimmich put the Germans back on track by equalizing in front of a beleaguered Italian defense.
Gianluigi Donnarumma has also worked several times to save his team and avoid another defeat, a few months after the disillution in the dam of the 2022 World Cup. The PSG goalkeeper was also hurt on the final action after contact with Antonio Rüdiger. This draw already puts the two teams in difficulty before the second day, which will see Italy receive Hungary and Germany welcome England.