International Friendlies

Germany 4-1 Italy

Mario Gotze
This was Germany's first win over Italy at the eighth attempt since a 2-0 victory on 21 June 1995

Germany bounced back from defeat by England on Saturday to beat Italy for the first time in almost 21 years.

The world champions avoided a third straight loss as Toni Kroos opened the scoring before reported Liverpool target Mario Gotze doubled the lead.

Left-back Jonas Hector, another rumoured Liverpool option, then scored a header with a Mesut Ozil penalty making it 4-0 with 15 minutes left.

Stephan El Shaarawy grabbed a late consolation for Antonio Conte's team.

Antonio Conte
Italy boss Antonio Conte is reported to be in line to take over as Chelsea's next manager



Formation 3-4-3

  • 22ter Stegen
  • 16Rüdiger
  • 2MustafiBooked at 77mins
  • 5HummelsBooked at 57mins
  • 4Rudy
  • 8Özil
  • 18KroosSubstituted forKramerat 90'minutes
  • 3HectorSubstituted forGinterat 85'minutes
  • 13MüllerSubstituted forCanat 69'minutes
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forReusat 61'minutes
  • 21DraxlerSubstituted forVollandat 85'minutes


  • 6Khedira
  • 9Schürrle
  • 10Podolski
  • 11Reus
  • 12Leno
  • 14Can
  • 15Ginter
  • 20Kramer
  • 23Gomez
  • 24Bellarabi
  • 25Tah
  • 26Trapp
  • 27Volland


Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Buffon
  • 4Darmian
  • 19BonucciSubstituted forRanocchiaat 61'minutes
  • 15Acerbi
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forDe Silvestriat 61'minutes
  • 18Montolivo
  • 8MottaSubstituted forParoloat 68'minutes
  • 23GiaccheriniBooked at 15minsSubstituted forEl Shaarawyat 69'minutes
  • 29Bernardeschi
  • 7ZazaSubstituted forAntonelliat 78'minutes
  • 11InsigneSubstituted forOkakaat 68'minutes


  • 2De Silvestri
  • 3Antonelli
  • 5Astori
  • 6Candreva
  • 9Pellè
  • 12Sirigu
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 14Jorginho
  • 16Parolo
  • 17Éder
  • 20Okaka
  • 21Soriano
  • 22El Shaarawy
  • 25Rugani
  • 26De Sciglio
  • 27Perin
Oliver Drachta

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamItaly
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Germany 4, Italy 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Germany 4, Italy 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Italy. Riccardo Montolivo tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Christoph Kramer replaces Toni Kroos.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Germany. Conceded by Matteo Darmian.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Stefano Okaka (Italy) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Kevin Volland replaces Julian Draxler.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Germany. Matthias Ginter replaces Jonas Hector.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Mats Hummels (Germany).

  10. Post update

    Andrea Ranocchia (Italy) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Germany 4, Italy 1. Stephan El Shaarawy (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stefano Okaka.

  12. Post update

    Toni Kroos (Germany) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lorenzo De Silvestri (Italy).

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Federico Bernardeschi (Italy).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy. Luca Antonelli replaces Simone Zaza.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrea Ranocchia (Italy) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi with a cross following a set piece situation.

  17. Booking

    Shkodran Mustafi (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Germany).

  19. Post update

    Stephan El Shaarawy (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Germany 4, Italy 0. Mesut Özil (Germany) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 29th March 2016

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