OKBet online On Saturday, September 24 at 02:45 am Philippine time, Italy faced England in the 5th round of Group A3 in the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League at the San Siro Stadium in Milan. Italy won 1-0 with a goal by Laspadori. After this game, Italy is second in the group with 8 points, and will compete with Hungary (10 points) for the first place in the group in the next game (the last round of the group stage), while England has only two points to determine the bottom of the group in advance, and England will be relegated to B class in the UEFA Europa League next season.
In the 29 previous encounters between the two teams, Italy has 10 wins, 11 draws and 8 losses (regular time only), and the two teams have drawn in the past 4 encounters, but in the European Cup final in July 2021, Italy beat England to win the championship through penalty shootouts. Italy failed to qualify for this year's World Cup, and is now in the process of being replaced, and the squad is now short of stars. England want to examine the lineup for the World Cup, Kane, Sterling, Foden and Saka form the attacking line.
In the 4th minute, Cristante passed the ball and Laspadori's shot from the front of the penalty area was blocked. In the 5th minute, DiMarco made a cross from the left, and Skamarca headed the goal from 6 yards behind, and Pope saved it. In the 6th minute, Laspadori passed the ball, and Scamaka shot from the front of the penalty area missed. In the 27th minute, Barrera made a cross from the right. The unguarded Laspadori could have stopped the ball and shot at the penalty spot, but he stopped the ball and stopped it to the England defender. In the 35th minute, Foden took a free kick into the penalty area, Italy made a clearance, and Reese James' half-volley from the periphery was blocked. This was England's first shot in the field.
In the 36th minute, Reece James took a right corner kick. Dell wanted to head the goal but just rubbed it a little without threat. In the 37th minute, Reese James took a right corner kick, Italy made a clearance, Bellingham volleyed the ball from the front of the penalty area and failed to hit the ball, Donnarumma got the ball. In the 38th minute, Bonucci long passed into the penalty area, Maguire made a header to make a clearance, and Cristante volleyed the ball from the front of the penalty area and was blocked. In the 42nd minute, England counterattacked, Saka passed the ball, and Kane missed a shot from the front of the penalty area. At the end of the first half, the two teams were tied 0-0. The first half was dull and neither side had a chance.
The second half started, and in the 48th minute, Bonucci brought down Sterling, who counterattacked with the ball at the front of the penalty area, and received a yellow card. Reece James takes the free kick and hits the goal high. In the 50th minute, England counterattacked. Kane dribbled the ball from midfield into the penalty area and shot 10 yards from the left rib, which was blocked from the baseline. In the 57th minute, Laspadori made a straight pass, DiMarco inserted a pass from the left rib of the penalty area, and Barrera missed a shovel shot from 10 yards from the empty goal. The linesman signals that DiMarco is offside.
In the 60th minute, Kane made a cross from the right, and Toroy made a close-range clearance in front of the goal and almost had an own goal. The last ball went out of the baseline. The corner kick was cleared, Bellingham headed into the penalty area from the front of the penalty area, and Dell volleyed high from 12 yards. In the 68th minute, Bonucci made a long pass, and Laspadori stopped the ball to face Walker's defense and swayed out of the gap. After the left rib 18 yards, the ball flew into the lower right corner, Italy 1-0 England. In the 77th minute, Bellingham passed the ball, Kane shot from 12 yards from the right rib, Donnarumma saved, Kane shot again from 10 yards from the right rib, and Donnarumma saved again.
In the 80th minute, Di Lorenzo brought down Grealish and received a yellow card. In the 83rd minute, Bellingham dribbled the ball to the front of the penalty area and shot. In the 85th minute, Jorginho made a straight pass, Gabbiadini inserted a single shot, but his shot in the penalty area was saved by Pope. Then Dimarco shot from the left rib of the penalty area to the goal, and the ball bounced on the right post. In the 93rd minute, Rice shot from a long distance and Donnarumma saved the ball. Then Grealish was dissatisfied with the referee and received a yellow card. In the 96th minute, Reese James made a cross from the right, and Bellingham headed the goal from 8 yards. Final Italy 1-0 England.
Italy (352): 1-Donnarumma/19-Bonucci, 15-Acerbi, 4-Toloy/2-Di Lorenzo, 16-Cristante, 8-Jorgini Ao (89' 13-Emerson), 18-Barrera (63' 6-Poberga), 3-DiMarco (89' 7-Fratesi)/10-Laspadori ( 81' 20-Gabiadini), 9-Scamaca (63' 11-Gunotto)
England (3421): 1-Pope/2-Walker (72' 14-Luke-Shaw), 5-Dell, 6-Maguire/3-Reece James, 8-Bellingham, 4-Rai Sri Lanka, 7-Saka (72' 15-Glarish)/11-Foden, 10-Sterling/9-Kane