International Friendlies

Italy 1-1 Netherlands

Netherlands team celebrate
Ake scored on his seventh appearance for the Netherlands

Nathan Ake's late header rescued a draw for the Netherlands against 10-man Italy in a friendly in Turin.

The Bournemouth defender rose highest from a cross to score his first international goal just three minutes from time.

Italy looked to have won after substitute Simone Zaza finally scored in the second half.

But Domenico Criscito saw red for denying Ryan Babel when he was clean through, prompting the late fightback.

Neither side qualified for the World Cup in Russia, meaning their next competitive action will come in the newly-formed European Nations Cup in September.

It was a frustrating night for Roberto Mancini, taking charge of his third game as Italy boss, with his side wasting several chances to score, particularly in the first half.

Torino forward Andrea Belotti saw a goal ruled out for offside, while Criscito's header from a corner was cleared off the line by Ruud Vormer.

In goal Mattia Perin made a strong case to replace Gianluigi Buffon as Italy's number one, producing a stunning save from Steven Berghuis' shot



  • 12Perin
  • 21ZappacostaSubstituted forDe Sciglioat 59'minutes
  • 15Rugani
  • 6Romagnoli
  • 4CriscitoBooked at 69mins
  • 23Cristante
  • 14JorginhoSubstituted forBaselliat 78'minutes
  • 8BonaventuraSubstituted forPellegriniat 87'minutes
  • 20VerdiSubstituted forChiesaat 61'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 11BelottiSubstituted forZazaat 63'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 10InsigneSubstituted forBonucciat 70'minutes


  • 2De Sciglio
  • 5Caldara
  • 7Zaza
  • 9Balotelli
  • 16Pellegrini
  • 17Politano
  • 18Berardi
  • 19Bonucci
  • 22Donnarumma
  • 25Chiesa
  • 26Baselli
  • 27Mandragora


  • 1Cillessen
  • 2HateboerSubstituted forJanmaatat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3de LigtSubstituted forAkéat 71'minutes
  • 4van Dijk
  • 5BlindSubstituted forWeghorstat 78'minutes
  • 11Vilhena
  • 7VormerBooked at 43minsSubstituted forBerghuisat 70'minutes
  • 6de RoonBooked at 28minsSubstituted forPromesat 78'minutes
  • 8Wijnaldum
  • 10Depay
  • 9BabelSubstituted forEliaat 82'minutes


  • 12Janmaat
  • 13Zoet
  • 14de Vrij
  • 15Aké
  • 16Pröpper
  • 17Berghuis
  • 18Promes
  • 19Weghorst
  • 20Strootman
  • 21Kongolo
  • 22Elia
  • 23Padt
Vladislav Bezborodov

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Italy 1, Netherlands 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Italy 1, Netherlands 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Federico Chiesa.

  4. Booking

    Daryl Janmaat (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Daryl Janmaat (Netherlands).

  6. Post update

    Federico Chiesa (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Virgil van Dijk with a headed pass.

  8. Post update

    Eljero Elia (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Daniele Baselli (Italy).

  10. Booking

    Simone Zaza (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Jasper Cillessen (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Simone Zaza (Italy).

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Italy 1, Netherlands 1. Nathan Aké (Netherlands) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steven Berghuis with a cross.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy. Lorenzo Pellegrini replaces Giacomo Bonaventura.

  15. Post update

    Daryl Janmaat (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Federico Chiesa (Italy).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Federico Chiesa (Italy) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Aké (Netherlands) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Netherlands. Eljero Elia replaces Ryan Babel.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Mattia Perin.

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