The Italian and English national teams lost in the first round of matchday 5 of the League A Group 3 UEFA Nations League 2022/2023/Photo/Twitter
The game, acting as the home team gave Italy the advantage to appear better at the start of the first half. Gli Azzurri – the nickname of the Italian national team – had a chance in the seventh minute through Nicolo Barella, but his shot was wide.
While in the 12th minute England had a good chance to score, but Harry Maguire failed to take advantage of the opportunity after his shot was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma. In the 23rd minute an attack built by Jude Bellingham on Reece James was easily stopped by Leonardo Bonucci.
Entering the 30th minute both teams were equally struggling to score, but England still did not have a single chance. In the 36th minute England got their first chance, but Reece James’ shot was wide of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s goal.
England continued to try to get a goal, in the 38th minute Jude Bellingham’s shot was easily saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Three Lions – the nickname of the England national team – had another chance in the 43rd minute, but Harry Kane failed to take advantage of the opportunity well after his shot went high. Until the first half was over, both teams failed to score despite having some good chances.
Italia (3-5-2): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Rafael Toloi, Leonardo Bonucci, Francesco Acerbi, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Bryan Cristante, Federico Dimarco, Giacomo Raspadori, Gianluca Scamacca.
Proposal: Manolo Gabbiadini, Alessandro Bastoni, Luiz Felipe, Davide Frattesi, Alessio Zerbin, Vincenzo Grifo, Degnand Wilfried Gnonto, Salvatore Esposito, Emerson, Tommaso Pobega, Guglielmo Vicario, Alex Meret.
Trainer: Roberto Mancini.
England (4-2-3-1): Nick Pope; Reece James, Eric Dier, Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker, Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane.
Proposal: Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Jarrod Bowen, Fikayo Tomori, Aaron Ramsdale, Kieran Trippier, Luke Shaw, Conor Coady, Jack Grealish, Dean Henderson, James Ward-Prowse, Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Trainer: Gareth Southgate.