The Azzurri will play their final match of this round of Nations League as it is Germany vs Italy tonight. They managed to hold the mighty Germans in the reverse fixture and are currently at the top of the table. Italy have performed beyond expectations as they have used young and less experienced players in Nations League. Mancini is trying to build a proper squad for the future and he has rotated his players well so far.
Meanwhile, Germany have been disappointing in recent games as they sit third behind Hungary. However, Hansi Flick is trying to prepare them for the coming World Cup and players might be facing fatigue from the long season. They will look to end this round with a win tonight and will deploy their best lineup for the last match. Both Italy and Germany are coming into this game with a draw in their last match.
Germany vs Italy: Can the Azzurri stay on top of the table?
Inter’s former youth academy player, Wilfried Gnonto is expected to start tonight as he was brilliant in the reverse fixture. He changed the game for Italy after coming from the bench to give a crucial assist to Pelligrini. Mancini would like to start him this time along with Raspadori and Politano. He would give rest to players who played against England, so Bastoni and Mancini can start at the back. Also, Barella did not feature in that match, so he will find his place in the midfield.
Germany will bring players like Muller, Sane, and Gundogan back as they did not start the match against Hungary. They will be looking to play with a high tempo this time as Italy took advantage in the previous match.
Germany 1-1 Italy
Another draw seems to be the likely result as both teams will be looking to give their best in the last game of this round.