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Shamoon Hafez

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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    European champions Portugal begin their Nations League campaign with victory over a desperately poor Italy side.

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    Turkey have completed a sensational comeback, from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 against Sweden.

    Serdar Gurler whips a brilliant cross into the box and Emre Akbaba's glancing header creeps inside the far post.


    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Portugal skipper Pepe booked for a very late lunge on Federico Chiesa.

    Free-kick for Italy clipped in by Jorginho, but headed wide by Simone Zaza.

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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    This defeat will make it one win in the last nine games for Italy.

    That victory coming against the mighty Saudi Arabia.

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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Late corner for Italy swung in by Giacomo Benaventura, headed away.

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    Turkey have equalised with two minutes remaining after a classy team goal.

    The visitors carved Sweden open with three one-touch passes before Emre Akbaba rifled the ball into the top corner from inside the box.

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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    FOUR minutes added on and for Italy to find something.

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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Into the final minute...


    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Final change for Portugal.

    Sergio Oliveira replaces William Carvalho.

    William Carvalho

    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Gianluigi Donnarumma has kept Italy in this game.

    Renato Sanches leads the break for Portugal, zipping a low shot towards the front post, but the big Italy goalkeeper does brilliantly to get down and palm the ball to safety.

    Maybe a pass to Bernardo Silva, who was in acres of space, was a better option.

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    Filippo: Mancini is experimenting, that’s what friendly games used to be for. This poor quality reflects the serie A where 70% of players are foreign and first choice while Italian ones (experienced or even good but young) aren’t, or play in serie B

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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Italy have a free-kick which is swung in by Emerson Palmieri, but defender Mattia Caldara heads wide.

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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Into the final 10 minutes.

    Can Italy get Andrea Belotti into the game?


    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Italy boss Roberto Mancini rolls the dice for the final time.

    Torino's Andrea Belotti on for Bryan Cristante with 11 minutes remaining.

    Roberto Mancini
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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Italy do create a chance from a corner.

    Giacomo Bonaventura swings into in dangerously, Simone Zaza heads it on, but can only direct it over the bar.

    That was a good chance.


    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Another change for Portugal.

    Atletico Madrid's Gelson Martins on for Bruma.

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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Portugal pair Bernardo Silva and Renato Sanches play successive one-twos inside the Italy box, but the Bayern Munich man wants to add one more pass and the chance goes begging.

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    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    15 minutes remaining.

    Can Italy create a chance? They have managed to muster nothing of note so far.


    Portugal 1-0 Italy

    Here comes a Portugal change.

    Ex-Swansea loanee Renato Sanches replaces Pizzi.

    Chelsea's Emerson Palmieri is on for Domenico Criscito for Italy.

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    Ralph: Mancini needs to show what he is worth as a national manager.