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Italy 0-0 Germany

Gianluigi Buffon
Buffon made his international debut in 1997 - before his 17-year-old understudy Gianluigi Donnarumma was born

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon kept a clean sheet as he played 45 minutes against world champions Germany on his European record-equalling 167th cap.

Buffon, 38, started the goalless draw in Milan to draw level with Spain keeper Iker Casillas' tally.

He produced several routine saves before AC Milan teenager Gianluigi Donnarumma came on at the break.

Italy almost won the friendly in the final 10 minutes, but Andrea Belotti's low shot came back off the post.

The match was the latest to use a semi-live trial of video replays with two video assistant referees ruling on key decisions.

They were called into action shortly after the hour when Kevin Volland's shot went under Donnarumma's body but after being reviewed, the goal was ruled out for offside.

Video replays were first used at international level during a friendly between Italy and France in September and a final decision on their use will be made by 2018.

Elsewhere, a much-changed France side were booed off the pitch after labouring to a 0-0 draw against Ivory Coast in Paris.

"We struggled, that's not what I want to remember from 2016," said Deschamps, whose side reached the final of Euro 2016 as hosts.

Russia, who will host the next World Cup in 2018, earned a late 1-0 friendly win against Romania as they played a historic international in Chechnya.

It was the first international Russia had played in the region, which experienced two devastating wars in the 1990s when government forces battled Islamist insurgents.

Substitute Magomed Ozdoev, who was born in the Chechen capital Grozny, scored the only goal three minutes into stoppage time.

In other matches, Iceland won 2-0 in Malta,Sweden beat Hungary and Ukraine saw off Serbia by the same scoreline.

Line-ups

Italy

  • 1BuffonSubstituted forDonnarummaat 45'minutes
  • 15Rugani
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3RomagnoliSubstituted forAstoriat 45'minutes
  • 22Zappacosta
  • 16De Rossi
  • 18Parolo
  • 4Darmian
  • 17ÉderSubstituted forBernardeschiat 68'minutes
  • 9BelottiSubstituted forSansoneat 88'minutes
  • 11ImmobileSubstituted forZazaat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2De Sciglio
  • 5Antonelli
  • 6Candreva
  • 7Zaza
  • 8Bonaventura
  • 10Verratti
  • 12Donnarumma
  • 13Astori
  • 14Perin
  • 20Insigne
  • 21Bernardeschi
  • 23Sansone
  • 24Gagliardini
  • 25Izzo
  • 26Cataldi
  • 27Lapadula
  • 28Pavoletti

Germany

  • 12Leno
  • 4Höwedes
  • 2Mustafi
  • 5HummelsSubstituted forTahat 45'minutesBooked at 61mins
  • 18Kimmich
  • 15WeiglSubstituted forGötzeat 70'minutes
  • 14Rudy
  • 7Gerhardt
  • 10GoretzkaSubstituted forGnabryat 60'minutes
  • 21GündoganBooked at 84mins
  • 13MüllerSubstituted forVollandat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hector
  • 8Gnabry
  • 11Meyer
  • 16Tah
  • 17Henrichs
  • 19Götze
  • 20Volland
  • 22ter Stegen
  • 23Gomez
Referee:
Artur Dias Soares
Attendance:
48,600

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamGermany
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Italy 0, Germany 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Italy 0, Germany 0.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

Attempt missed. Shkodran Mustafi (Germany) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Serge Gnabry with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Davide Astori.

Attempt blocked. Serge Gnabry (Germany) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ilkay Gündogan.

Foul by Yannick Gerhardt (Germany).

Simone Zaza (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Simone Zaza replaces Ciro Immobile.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Nicola Sansone replaces Andrea Belotti.

Attempt blocked. Ilkay Gündogan (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Benedikt Höwedes.

Attempt blocked. Marco Parolo (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kevin Volland (Germany).

Federico Bernardeschi (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ilkay Gündogan (Germany) is shown the yellow card.

Ilkay Gündogan (Germany) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Andrea Belotti (Italy) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Shkodran Mustafi.

Attempt missed. Ciro Immobile (Italy) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi.

Attempt missed. Kevin Volland (Germany) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Federico Bernardeschi (Italy) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Kevin Volland (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leonardo Bonucci (Italy).

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Mario Götze replaces Julian Weigl.

Joshua Kimmich (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Italy).

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Federico Bernardeschi replaces Éder.

Foul by Yannick Gerhardt (Germany).

Marco Parolo (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Julian Weigl (Germany) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrea Belotti (Italy).

Shkodran Mustafi (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Belotti (Italy).

Offside, Germany. Joshua Kimmich tries a through ball, but Kevin Volland is caught offside.

Yannick Gerhardt (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Italy).

Booking

Jonathan Tah (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Tah (Germany).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Kevin Volland replaces Thomas Müller.

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