League of Nations - Italy clashed with Germany (1-1), Mancini and his men in the hard, Donnarumma hit

League of Nations – Italy clashed with Germany (1-1), Mancini and his men in the hard, Donnarumma hit


The European champions raise their heads, but without winning. Corrected by Argentina in the middle of the week (0-3), Italy reacted against Germany on Saturday in the 1st day of the League of Nations and got a draw (1-1). At first dominated, the Nazionale opened the scoring thanks to Lorenzo Pellegrini (70th) but Joshua Kimmich quickly gave the Germans draft in the right direction and equalized (73rd). This points-sharing benefit Hungary, who had beaten England a little earlier in Group 3 (1-0). At the end of m

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Still marked by their defeat to Albiceleste in the Finalissima, Italy suffered seriously at the start of the match. She proved unable to leave her camp in the face of German organization and pressure. However, Gigio Donnarumma made a spectacular save. More combative in the image of the novice Davide Frattesi in midfield, they began to push back the opposing block.

Donnarumma touched on the last action of the match

Volunteer center-forward Gianluca Scamacca even placed a 20-meter axial shot on Manuel Neuer’s right post (35th). The Germans had suddenly become very rough and awkward at the finish in the image of Gnabry who took too much of his recovery to the penalty spot (38th). This new trend was confirmed after the break and Scamacca and then Sandro Tonali almost opened the scoring (47th and 50th). Matteo Politano’s curled shot also hit Neuer’s skylight (56th).

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Hansi Flick, like his Italian counterpart, chained the changes in this open game. Mancini, who had called on several new players, gave his chance to Wiflried Gnonto, who trained at Inter but left free at FC Zurich in 2020 (65th). The 18-year-old winger quickly stood out as he overtook left-back Thilo Kehrer to serve Pellegrini on a set (1-0, 70th).

Wilfried Gnonto, in the Italy-Germany match (1-1) in the League of Nations

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However, Germany immediately reacted and Kimmich, the midfielder, quickly equalized (1-1, 73rd). Munich’s partners raised their voices again but Donnarumma held on to an unbridled end to the game. However, the Parisian goalkeeper injured his left hand in an air crash with Antonio Rüdiger on a final German corner (90th + 4). His health will be monitored before Tuesday’s game against Hungary for this convalescent Italy and looking for new landmarks.

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