International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • KroosKramer
    90'
  • DraxlerVolland
    85'
  • HectorGinter
    85'
  • El Shaarawy
    83'
  • ZazaAntonelli
    78'
  • Mustafi
    77'
  • Özil (P)
    75'
  • MüllerCan
    69'
  • InsigneOkaka Chuka
    68'
  • MottaParolo
    68'
  • GiaccheriniEl Shaarawy
    68'
  • FlorenziDe Silvestri
    63'
  • BonucciRanocchia
    62'
  • GötzeReus
    61'
  • Hector
    59'
  • Hummels
    57'
  • 1st Half
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Götze
    45'
  • Kroos
    24'
  • Giaccherini
    15'
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International friendlies - 29 March 2016

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90'+1

And that is full time, 4-1 to the Germans with Kroos, Gotze, Hector and an Ozil penalty giving the hosts a comfortable victory. The Italians scored a consolation through El Shaarawy but worryingly Bonucci was stretchered off with a suspected knee injury. Thanks for following the game with us, stick with us for all the reports and reaction on a busy night of international football.

89'

Kramer is coming on for the goal scorer Kroos.

87' 

Okaka has a good chance from close range but his shot is straight at Stegen.

85'

Loew makes a double change with Ginter and rising star Vollande coming on.

83'

GOAL! El Sharaawy gives the visiting fans something to remember with a snap shot that goes in via a deflection after Okaka's pass.

82' 

We have eight minutes remaining and the Germans are heading towards their first win over Italy since 1995.

80' 

Zaza makes way for Antonelli, not a night the Juventus forward will want to remember.

79' 

So close for Italy! From a corner, Raonocchia gets the last touch but it bounces wide of the far post.

77'

Yellow card for Mstafi after he trips El Shaarawy on the edge of the box, the striker has impressed since coming on.

76' 

Germany have had nine shots to Italy's eight but in reality this has been a one-sided encounter with the Azzurri offering little up-front.

75'

GOAL! Ozil steps up and hammers it high past Buffon to make it 4-0.

73'

PENALTY TO GERMANY! Buffon concedes the spot-kick after bringing down Hector when he cut inside.

71' 

El Shaarawy almost makes an immediate impact drilling a free kick low from a tight angle under the wall but Stegen saves at his near post.

69'

Skipper Muller gets a standing ovation after two fine assists as he makes way for Can.

68'

A triple change for the Azzurri with ElShaarawy, Okaka and Parolo replacing Giaccherini, Motta and the tireless Insigne.

66' 

Zaza has a chance after chesting the ball down nicely but his effort flies over the bar.

64' 

Zaza has stayed on which is certainly a surprise, the Juve striker has made minimal impact.

62'

Florenzi, who has had a below-par game, makes way for Di Silvestri Conte's patience appears to have run out.

61'

Goal-scorer Gotze makes way for Reus, not a bad substitute to bring on..

61' 

Bonucci picked up the injury in the buildup to Hector's goal, this night is just getting worse for Conte's mn.

60'

Worryingly for the visitors, Bonucci appeared to catch his knee in the turf and is stretchered off and on comes Ranocchia.

59'

GOAL! The world champions hit the Italians on the break, Draxler bursts through into the box and unselfishly tees up Hector to stroke the ball in.

57'

Hummels is booked for a late challenge on Bernadeschi and the Italians have a chance to put a free-kick into the box. The ball falls to Zaza whose shot is blocked.

55' 

Gomez is warming up for the Germans, who impressed against England with his goal.

54' 

Draler has gone down in a heap after a late challenge from Draxler.

52' 

A brilliant chance from Humels on the edge of the box to dispossess Insigne, who has been the brightest of the Italian forwards tonight.

50' 

The game is following a similar pattern to the first, not a lot of chances being carved out.

48' 

Stegen's poor clearance puts the Germans in trouble, Insigne's cross finds Montolivo who controls the ball in the box and stabs a shot wide.

47' 

Surprisingly the Italians did not make a change at the break.

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45'

The Germans get the second period underway, there was a slight delay as Buffon was fashionably late.

45'+1

And that is half-time, its 2-0 to Germany courtesy of a brilliant Kroos goal and a Gotze header. It's not been a half with stacks of chances but the hosts have been clinical while the Italians have not tested Stegen at all.

45' 

The Bayern Munich man headed in the ball from the six yard box into the corner after sandwiching himself between two defenders, credit to Muller for a fantastic delivery.

45'

GOAL! Muller heads in Muller's beautiful cross on the turn.

43' 

A mexican wave breaks out in the crowd, never a good sign regarding the quality of a game.

42' 

Bernardeschi has a chance to play in a through ball on the counter but there's no-one to support him and the move breaks down, the visitors have looked fairly toothless up front.

40' 

The Azzurri, who were unbeaten in qualifying, play Belgium followed by Scotland in warm-up games before their Euro 2016 campaign begins with a tricky tie against Belgium.

39' 

The Germans have two more friendlies after this against Slovakia and Hungary before their Euro 2016 campaign starts against Ukraine.

37' 

Oh dear! Stegen is nearly left red-faced after taking an extra touch from a backpass, the Barcelona keeper manages to clear the ball as Zaza was waiting to pounce.

35' 

Juventus striker Zaza has been anonymous so far, he will be the favourite to be hauled off if Conte makes a change at the break.

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31' 

The Germans break again with pace, Gotze flicks the ball into the path of Draxler but the forward's low shot is saved comfortably by Buffon at his near post.

30' 

The hosts nearly punish an error with Draxler's drilled cross from the left just missing a team-mate.

28' 

Muller goes close! The skipper's 25-yard drive is tipped over the bar by Buffon. The corner is cleared by the Azzurri defence though.

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25' 

It was a fine goal from the Real Madrid man who makes it two long-range efforts in two games after his goal against England on Saturday.

24'

GOAL! The commentator's curses strikes! Kroos gives the Germans the lead with a sublime first-time effort which curled beyond Buffon after Bonucci failed to properly clear Muller's low cross.

23' 

We've passed the midway point of the half and neither side have created a good chance.

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20' 

Muller plays a through ball which is over-hit for Liverpool-target Gotze, the world champions have yet to settle.

18'

Ouch! Rüdiger and Giaccherini get treatment after a clash of heads.

17' 

The home crowd are jeering the patient play of the visitors.Montolivo, Motta and Florenzi have looked good on the ball.

15'

Giaccherini is the first to go in the book with a kick at Hector's calf from behind.

14' 

Draxler goes close to getting on the end of a through ball into the six yard box but Buffon gathers.

12' 

Hector cuts inside on the right and tries a curling shot to the near post which is comfortably gathered by Buffon, you need something more special to beat him from there.

11' 

insigne with a neat 360 turn before sliding the ball to Bernardeschi in the box but the Germans hack the ball clear, great ball from the Napoli man.

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8' 

So close! The Germans break with Muller, who finds Rudi who slides the ball through to Ozil whose attempted chip is blocked by Darmian.

7' 

A scrappy start to the game from the world champions, the Italians have started more confidently.

5' 

Muller, who is skippering the side, is drifting out to the right flank. He looks to have a free role behind Draxler.

4' 

The Germans look to experimenting with a back three so the in-form Insigne and the newcomers Zaza and Bernardeschi could have a chance to get at them as England did on Saturday.

3' 

Rudiger concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position around 35 yards out after a foul on Insigne. The ball is whipped in by Bernardeschi but the hosts clear.

1' 

Joachim Loew has rung the changes from the defeat to England with Götze, Draxler, Mustafi, Rüdiger, Rudy and the keeper Stegen getting a chance to impress.

19:45

The Azzurri, in their traditional blue shirts, get the game underway.

19:45 

A minute silence's is held to mark the death of the great Johan Cruyff last week.

19:40 

Five minutes till kick-off in Munich.

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19:30

ITALY: Buffon, Acerbi, Bonucci, Darmian, Giaccherini, Montolivo, Motta, Florenzi, Insigne, Zaza, Bernardeschi.

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19:20

We're still waiting on Antonio Conte's line-up. But here is the German team: Stegen, Mustafi, Hector, Rudy, Hummels, Özil, Müller, Rüdiger, Kroos, Götze, Draxler...Subs: Leno, Trapp, Khedira, Schurrle, Podolski, Reus, Can, Ginter, Kramer, Gomez, Bellarabi, Tah, Volland.

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19:10 
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19:00 

Legendary goalkeeper Gianlugi Buffon has backed Napoli's Lorenzo Insigne to lead the attack for his side. "Given the season he's having, Insigne is the man who can lift us onto the next level. He's a man who can make a difference.''

18:55 

Sami Khedira, who captained the Germans in the defeat to England in Berlin, said he is expecting a stern test against the in-form Italians. "The level of quality in the Italian league is definitely higher than it is made out to be. It's certainly true that there is more of an emphasis on tactics, but Italian teams do also try to attack.(The national team) got a good result against Spain (on Thursday) and so it's certainly going to be a tough game."

18:50 

Germany have not beaten the Azzurri in 21 years amazingly, their last success was in a friendly in 1995. And they have never tasted victory over the Italians in a competitive game.

18:45 

Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary of the Euro 2016 warm-up game between world champions Germany and Italy. The home side will be looking to bounce back after Saturday's shock 3-2 defeat to England having led 2-0. Kick-off is at 19:45 GMT.