Germany hammer Italy 5-2 in the Nations League

Germany hammer Italy 5-2 in the Nations League

Germany hammer Italy 5-2 in the last game of this round of the Nations League. Italy got two goals towards the end but Mancini will be disappointed after this performance. Germany put on a sparkling display as they were offensive from the get-go. Italy did not look like a team from the start and had difficulties getting on the ball. Bastoni and Barella started the game and the defender scored a goal in the end. Dimarco came in the second half and provided two assists. The players will now get a much-needed break before pre-season.

Germany were looking to attack behind Italy’s defence and players like Werner went wide to exploit spaces. Muller was dropping and giving Italy’s defence all sorts of problems. So, Germany got their first goal with this routine. Sule played a long ball to Werner who placed it to Raum. He delivered a cross in the box and Khimmich made a late run to finish it. Donnaruma then made a couple of saves to keep Italy in the game. But Germany got a penalty just before halftime. Gundogan converted from the spot with a straight and high strike.

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Germany hammer Italy 5-2
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Mancini made several changes and changed the style of play. Italy now had a high line and were looking to press high up the pitch. But this left spaces behind and Germany were quick in transition. Muller scored another goal as Donnaruma went to the ground after a Raum cross. Muller placed his volley to make it 3-0.

In the 68th minute, Muller found Gnabry out wide. The Bayern winger placed the ball first time to Werner who made a sliding finish. Chelsea striker scored another as Donnaruma made a sloppy pass. Gnabry got the ball and played it to Werner again to make it 5-0.

Italy then managed to salvage some pride as Dimarco played a brilliant ball across the box. Inter’s former academy player, Gnonto managed to finish after Neuer made the save. Bastoni scored a late goal in the injury time. He got the assist from his Inter teammate as Dimarco delivered a perfect ball from the corner. Bastoni produced a thumping header by drifting behind Germany’s defence to make it 5-2.

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