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Match report: Raspadori’s goal keeps Italy’s Nations League hopes alive and sends England down
Italy beat England 1-0; England are relegated to League B in the UEFA Nations League
Close: Bellingham stands up and tries to head the ball towards the goal. His try is close as the ball rattles the top of the net. England is probably the closest thing to scoring in this game.
James brings down Gnonto with a tactical foul but doesn’t get a yellow card. Then he would have missed the game against Germany.
Booking- Jack Grealish from England is shown in yellow. He was already booked from his previous games and therefore cannot take part in the England vs. Germany game.
Rice has an effort on goal but hits Donnarumma directly. An easy save for the Italian.
England are under the pressure right now as the Italian players are defending in numbers again.
Six extra minutes at the end of the second half!!
Italy substitutes: Davide Fratessi and Emerson Palmieri replace Dimarco and Jorginho
Di Lorenzo passes Cristante in the penalty area. Cristante with a poisonous shot, but misses the target completely.
Gabbiadini shoots at Pope, but the England keeper makes a good save. However, the danger was not. Dimarco puts in another flashing cross from the left and it goes past everyone and looks like a clear rebound for Di Lorenzo at the back post, but the ball hits the toe of the post and misses Di Lorenzo. A great escape for England.
Shot: Bellingham wants to go for goal from a distance, but it’s not wide of the target. It wasn’t a good night for him, as it was for most of the England team.
James shoots straight from the free kick but the angle was always against him – he’s boxed away by Donnarumma.
Italy Sub: Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Raspadori. Gabbiadini is playing for Italy after about five years.
Booking: Italy’s Di Lorenzo is shown yellow for his late challenge on Grealish.
Save twice: Kane gets a good pass from the right and has enough time and space for his first shot. His first is well blocked by the Italian keeper. The rebound falls again to the English skipper. He shoots again but it’s another strong save from the Italian goalkeeper.
A change in the formation of England – it has gone back to a back four (Shaw – LB; Maguire – Dier – CB; James – RB).
England Submarines: Luke Shaw and Jack Grealish come in for Walker and Saka.
68′ GOOOOOALL!! RASPADORI SUCCESSES FOR ITALY!!
Bonucci with a long ball on goal, which Raspadori brought down nicely. He then sliced in and rolled the ball to Nick Pope’s far post with an exquisite finish.
Gnonto wants to make a difference immediately. He takes a first shot but he gets blocked and goes for the corner.
Dimarco with an inswinger in the box after an Italian free-kick but it’s dealt by the England defence.
Italy subs: Wilfried Gnonto and Tommasso Pobega replace Scamacca and Barella.
Bellingham landed on his hand and it was painful. He takes his time getting up, but he’s fine.
Kane delivers a cross across the box but Toloi gets a touch to corner the ball. It wasn’t the safest of clearances, as Toloi’s touch could have sent the ball into his own net.
Close- Raspadori brings the ball down nicely and passes it to Dimarco. Di Marco finds Barella with a well-timed cross, but the latter couldn’t make his ideal connection as his shot slipped wide of the target.
Kane had temporarily left the field for medical treatment but is ready to get back on.
Kane and Toloi with a clash of heads and the English skipper came off worse. VAR looked for a possible penalty but it never really looked like it.
Kane carries the ball into the box and goes on target, but Bonucci is back for an important clarification. Foden was frustrated that the ball was not passed to him at the far post.
James takes the free kick but fails in his attempt. It’s a shot on goal for Italy. James went for the stamp with a driving shot but couldn’t control his effort.
Booking – Italy’s veteran defender Bonucci is shown yellow for his challenge against Sterling.
Dimarco delivers an exquisite cross into the box and Scamacca would have done it if Dier hadn’t had an excellent clearance.
45′ Second half!
The match between Italy and England in the Nations League match at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy remains 0-0 at the start of the second half.
45′ half time!
No stoppage time at the end of the first half. It was a poor half by both teams. The score remains 0:0.
Harry Kane carries the ball from England’s half – he had Foden on his right but instead goes for the shot from distance. The ball flies over Ronnarumma’s goal.
Cristante reaches the loose ball and goes on target with a first shot. But his shot is blocked.
James takes a first shot from the edge of Italy’s box but he’s blocked amidst the sea of bodies in the box. It seemed like an Italian player had the finishing touches but the referee gives a goal kick.
Dimarco tries to put a cross into the box but James finishes well and sends the ball to the corner.
Cristante finds a free raspadori in the English penalty area with a good cross. However, Raspadori’s first touch fails him and he loses the ball.
James tries to find Kane with a low cross from right center but Bonucci is there to save the ball.
Aside from Scamacca hitting the post in the fifth minute, it’s been a poor game offensively so far. Neither team creates anything significant.
Dimarco’s low cross is not up to par and is easily cleared by the English defence.
Saka brings down Raspadori and Italy take a free kick in a good area.
Sterling escapes his man and rolls the ball to Kane on his right. Kane shoots but his shot deflects, taking the trick.
A disappointing delivery in the crate by Foden and the set piece is handled easily by Italy.
Sterling with a first flick to Kane, who is trying to escape his marker on the turn. But the weight of Sterling’s flick was a little too quick for the England skipper.
This time, Scamacca goes for goal from a fairly ambitious distance, but the effort is far from where it’s supposed to be.
out of frame- Scamacca does well to pass Maguire at the far post and head the ball at Pope’s near post. Pope gets a touch, but the ball hits the frame of the goal and goes out of play.
Raspadori puts the ball in a good position on the edge of the English penalty area. He tries a right foot curl but his shot is blocked.
England go with a back three – the absence of John Stones being the most likely reason.
1′ Kick off!
The Italy vs England Nations League Group C game will take place at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy.
00:13: Both teams sing their national anthems. Kick off minutes away!!
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Italy vs England starting lineup
Italy: Donnarumma (TG), Di Lorenzo, Bonucci (c), Acerbi, Toloi, Cristante, Jorginho, Di Marco, Raspadori, Scamacca, Barella
England: Pope (GK), Walker, James, Reis, Dier, Maguire, Saka, Bellingham, Kane (c), Sterling, Foden.
Italy vs. England Expected XI
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma (GK); Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Bonucci, Emerson; Barella, Tonali, Jorginho; Gnonto, Immobile, Grifo
England (3-4-3): Ramsdale (GK); James, Tomori, Maguire; James, Rice, Bellingham, Chilwell; Sterling, Kane, Foden
Italy host England in Milan to repeat their UEFA Euro 2020 finals and Germany welcome Hungary to Leipzig, with all but England still in contention to reach next year’s Nations League finals.
England are relegated to League B if they lose to Italy. Hungary can qualify if it beats Germany, which is busy with coronavirus infections.
Hungary currently leads the group with seven points, one more than Germany, while the Italians have five points. England play Germany in London on Monday, while Hungary play Italy in Budapest.
With Roberto Mancini and his men missing out on a spot at the World Cup, they will look to salvage some pride by qualifying for the Nations League final.
With inputs from AP
Where to watch UEFA Nations League match between Italy and England live in India?
UEFA Nations League match Italy vs England will be broadcast live in India on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels.
Live streaming of the game in India will be available on SonyLIV and JioTV.
When is Italy vs England in the UEFA Nations League?
Italy vs England begins September 24 at 12:15 am.