Johan Cruijff Arena
UEFA Nations League • Group 1
  • 2nd Half
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Depay
  • InsigneChiesa
  • Chiellini
  • Wijnaldum
  • Cristante
  • Akéde Jong
  • LocatelliCristante
  • HateboerDumfries
  • Veltman
  • van de BeekBergwijn
  • 1st Half
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Barella
  • ZanioloKean
  • D'Ambrosio

Netherlands - Italy
UEFA Nations League - 7 September 2020

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  • End of 2nd Half

FULL TIME: Italy win 1-0 courtesy of Barella's first half header. On the balance of play they deserved it and created more chances. Thanks for following the game with us.


Dumfries has two crosses in a row charged down. Italy hanging on now for the three points.


CHANCE! Seconds after Depay's bibycle kick goes wide, Kean dribbles around the keeper and fires the ball over from a tight angle.

  • Federico Chiesa
    OffLorenzo InsigneItalyInsigne, who has to be man of the match, makes way for Chiesa.
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Insigne, who has to be man of the match, makes way for Chiesa.


Chiellini is booked for a late challenge on Dumfries. It is a free kick for Holland and the veteran Juve man is there to head it away.


CHANCE! The Dutch have a free-kick. Its floated in for sub de Jong and his header is comfortabled saved by Donnarumma.

  • Bryan Cristante
    Yellow cardBryan CristanteItalyCristante's first contribution is to get booked.
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Cristante's first contribution is to get booked.

  • Bryan Cristante
    OffManuel LocatelliItalyLocatelli off, Cristante on.
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    OnBryan CristanteItaly

Locatelli off, Cristante on.

  • Luuk de Jong
    OffNathan AkéNetherlandsLuuk de Jong is on for Ake.
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Luuk de Jong is on for Ake.


CHANCE! Cillessen gives it straight to Insigne, who fires a shot wide from long range. He was probably too tired to burst into the box given the number of yards he has covered.


CHANCE! Spinazzola, who has been brilliant, finds Kean whose shot is deflected wide.


CHANCE! Lovely move. Insigne slips Immobile through at a tight angle but he fires into the side netting.


The last 10 minutes or so has been a more even contest. Italy's front three are starting to tire a bit.

  • Denzel Dumfries
    OffHans HateboerNetherlandsDumfries on for Hateboer.
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Dumfries on for Hateboer.


CLOSE! Immobile, who shinned one wide a minute earlier, finds Kean whose scuffed effort skims the post.


CHANCE! Insigne on the counter, he cuts it back for Jorginho and the Chelsea man's shot is deflected wide.


Mancini's side are continuing to look dangerous. Insigne tries to set up Barella, it hits his heel and bounces unkindly for the Napoli man who is tackled.


CLOSE! Depay with a fizzlong long-range efofrt which flies narrowly over the bar.

  • Steven Bergwijn
    OffDonny van de BeekNetherlandsVan De Beek off for Bergwijn, who scored against Poland at the weekend.
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  • Steven Bergwijn
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Van De Beek off for Bergwijn, who scored against Poland at the weekend.


WHAT A SAVE! van de Beek finds himself in space but his shot from close range is pushed away by Donnarumma, the shot was too close to the keeper.


GOOD SAVE! Insigne with a trademark curler from the edge of the box which is palmed away by Cillessen.


Hateboer with an error but Insigne's ball does not fall kindly for Immobile and the Dutch scramble it away.


Barella tries to thread a through ball for Kean but Cillisen does well to come off his line and gather.


Italy continuing to press and seizing the initiative.


KICK OFF: The second half is underway.

  • End of 1st Half

HALF TIME: Italy deservedly lead 1-0 courtesy of Barela's header. Their front three has been dangerous, while the Dutch front three have been largely anonymous.

  • Nicolò Barella
    GoalNicolò BarellaItalyGOAL FOR ITALY! Barela on the stroke of half-time with a towering header from Immobile's pinpoint cross.
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GOAL FOR ITALY! Barela on the stroke of half-time with a towering header from Immobile's pinpoint cross.


Kean on the right wing nutmegs new Man City signing Ake.

  • Moise Kean
    OffNicolò ZanioloItalyEverton man Kean replaces Zaniolo.
  • Moise Kean
    OnMoise KeanItaly

Everton man Kean replaces Zaniolo.


Zaniolo is down after an accidental clash of knees.He looks to be coming off.


Looks to be the visitors..


DOUBLE CHANCE! Spinazzola pings in a cross, Zaniolo is waiting, but Barella gets there first with an overhead kick which is off target. Seconds later, Insigne and Immobile combine with the former shooting straight at Cillessen.


CLOSE! Insigne cuts inside again and bends a shot from the edge of the box just past the far post. Straight out of the Napoli playbook.


Locatelli earns himself a meme, flicking the ball over two players to set up an attack.


CHANCE! Wijnaldum bursts past Jorginho but his scuffed shot is comfortable for Donnarumma to deal with.


Italy are pressing the Dutch backline well, it has led to some pickings.


CHANCE! Immobile bursts down the right and cuts it back for Barella whose shot is deflected and the keeper gathers. Straight up the other end, Promes' shot form distande is charged down by Chiellini.


Italy have had 61 per cent possession. The Dutch are happy to sit back and invite the pressure, looking for a pacy counter attack.


Brilliant defending from Veltman who gets his head in the way as Insigne looked for a one-two with Spinazzola.

  • Danilo D'Ambrosio
    Yellow cardDanilo D'AmbrosioItalyWe have reached the midway point of the half and Mancini will be the happier of the two coaches with their side's display. Meanwhile D'Ambrosio is booked for using his arm in a tussle with Promes.
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We have reached the midway point of the half and Mancini will be the happier of the two coaches with their side's display. Meanwhile D'Ambrosio is booked for using his arm in a tussle with Promes.


Holland string together a decent attack. Promes plays it into de Jong who flicks it into the path of an offside Depay.


Suits you sir..


CLOSE! Immobile cuts inside down the left and fires a low curling effort wide of the far post.


WHAT A MOVE! Spinazzola rides three tackles and crosses from the by-line and Zaniolo's bicycle kick from six yards flies over!


Italy are definitely seizing the initiative and have carved out the better chances. The hosts are looking a bit passive early doors.


PENALTY SHOUT! Depay goes down under a shove by Spinazzola. No penalty was awarded, the defender certainly used his muscle there.


CHANCE! Veltman gives the ball away and Barella shot's from the edge of the box takes a deflection and goes over. From the corner, Insigne's cross is cut out.


Depay tries an ambitious effort from distance but it's high and not particularly handsome.


Oh dear, comedy stuff from the Italian defence. Chiellini over-hits a back-pass and it results in a corner after the keeper miscontrols it. From the set piece, Donnarumma flaps at the cross but Italy get it away.


The visitors have a corner after Spinazzola's cross is cut out by Hans Hateboer. Locatelli's delivery into the box is cleared.


CHANCE! Holland have made the brighter start. But Immobile runs into the box and flashes a drive across the face of goal and wide.


The Netherlands are in good nick having won 9 of their last 10 competitive games at home.

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF: We are underway. The hosts are in their traditional orange shirts.


COUNTDOWN: 5 minutes till kick-off!


Italy are unbeaten in their last 15 matches, racking up 12 wins and three draws. The last time the Azzurri went on a bigger winning streak was in 2006, 25 under Marcello Lippi, the year they lifted the World Cup.


Mancini has recalled Chiellini into the starting XI after admitting it was a mistake to leave him out against Bosnia - due to him not wearing his glasses. He of course should have gone to that famous opticians brand.

He said: “They showed me the line-up, I didn’t have my glasses on and just said it was fine. I didn’t notice Acerbi was there rather than Chiellini.

“Anyway, we had planned originally for Acerbi to play one game and Chiellini another. I had asked Giorgio if he wanted to play today or on Monday with Holland, he said today, but we’ll have to swap it now.

“It’s not like we chose a goalkeeper rather than a defender, it’s not a massive difference, but yes, it was an error.”


Lodeweges goes with a 4-3-3 and starts Manchester United new boy, Donny van de Beek, who was on the bench for the win over Poland.

Meanwhile Mancini has also gone 4-3-3 and recalls the veteran Chiellini.


The Azzurri are unbeaten in their last five matches against the Netherlands since losing 0-3 in the first match of Euro 2008, under Roberto Donadoni.


NETHERLANDS: Cillessen, Hateboer, Veltman, van Dijk (c), Aké, de Roon, F De Jong, van de Beek, Wijnaldum, Depay, Promes...Subs: Bizot, Ihattaren, Bergwijn, Tete, Krul, Schuurs, Dumfries, Babel, Strootman, Wijndal, Fer, L. de Jong.


ITALY: Donnarumma, D'Ambrosio, Bonucci, Chiellini (c), Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli, Zaniolo, Immobile, Insigne...Subs: Florenzi, Kean, Pellegrini, Caputo, Di Lorenzo, Christante, Belotti, Chiesa, Mancini, Acerbi, Sirigu, Cragno.


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