Germany earned their first win of the 2022/2023 UEFA Nations League with a comprehensive 5-2 whitewash of visiting Italy at Monchengladbach on Tuesday evening.
Die Maanschaft had been winless from their first three games and needed to register their first win which they did in style. Hansi Flick’s side raced to a 2-0 lead at half-time courtesy of goals from Joshua Kimmich and a penalty from Ilkay Gundogan. The second half saw Thomas Muller net a third for the hosts plus a brace from Timo Werner added some gloss to the scoreline, though the Azzurri scored a pair of consolation strikes through Wilfried Gnonto and Alessandro Bastoni.
In our second feature match of the evening, England succumbed to a humiliating and an embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Hungary.
Roland Sallai netted a brace while Zsolt Nagy and Daniel Gazdag scored a third and a fourth as the visitors did the double over the famous Three Lions, who can no longer advance into the next round of the competition.
Marco Rossi’s side also becomes the first Hungary team to beat England away from home since 1953.
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FULL-TIME IN MONCHENGLADBACH: Germany 5-2 Italy
FULL-TIME AT THE MOLINEUX: England 0-4 Hungary
90+4′ MIN: Alessandro Bastoni jumped highest inside the box to meet a perfectly executed corner kick by Federico Dimarco. His header was precise and ended up inside the right post, leaving the goalkeeper flapping in the wind.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Germany 5-2 Italy
89′ MIN: Goal! Adam Nagy gets to the ball, slips Daniel Gazdag into the area and he scores with a delightful chipped finish to make it 0:4.
GOOOAAALLL!!! England 0-4 Hungary (D. Gazdag)
82′ MIN: John Stones is awarded a yellow card and sent off by Clement Turpin because it’s his second one today.
RED CARD!!! To John Stones (England)
80′ MIN: Zsolt Nagy receives a great pass from his teammate and strikes a very powerful shot towards goal that goes inside of the right post!
GOOOAAALLL!!! England 0-3 Hungary (Z. Nagy)
78′ MIN: Wilfried Gnonto taps home from almost on the goal line after a lucky rebound fell at his feet.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Germany 5-1 Italy (W. Gnoto)
70′ MIN: Martin Adam provides Roland Sallai with a nice pass inside the box. It allows him to finish with a strike into the middle of the goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! England 0-2 Hungary (R. Sallai)
69′ MIN: A mistake from the defence gifted a chance to a lurking Timo Werner who keeps his cool and rolls the ball into the net from close range.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Germany 5-0 Italy (T. Werner)
68′ MIN: Goal! Serge Gnabry displays great vision and sends a pass to Timo Werner (Germany), who shows brilliant composure inside the box to bury the ball from close range in the back of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Germany 4-0 Italy (T. Werner)
51′ MIN: Thomas Muller is quick to react to the rebound and stabs the ball into the back of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Germany 3-0 Italy (T. Muller)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE MOLINEUX: England 0-1 Hungary
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY IN MONCHENGLADBACH: Germany 2-0 Italy
HALF-TIME AT THE MOLINEUX: England 0-1 Hungary
HALF-TIME IN MONCHENGLADBACH: Germany 2-0 Italy
45+4′ MIN: Ilkay Gundogan takes a real chance, but his penalty strike right into the middle of the net fools Gianluigi Donnarumma in goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Germany 2-0 Italy (I. Gundogan)
45+2′ MIN: Alessandro Bastoni makes a rough challenge and referee Istvan Kovacs blows his whistle for a foul. Germany are awarded a penalty!
PENALTY!!! To Germany
16′ MIN: After a goalmouth scramble the ball rebounds out to Roland Sallai who buries it from close range into the left side of the goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! England 0-1 Hungary (R. Sallai)
10′ MIN: David Raum manages to prod the ball to Joshua Kimmich after a melee inside the box, and he needs no second invitation to slot the ball low into the middle of the goal.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Germany 1-0 Italy (J. Kimmich)
KICK-OFF AT THE MOLINEUX: England 0-0 Hungary
KICK-OFF IN MONCHENGLADBACH: Germany 0-0 Italy
Three Lions coach Gareth Southgate has lined his side up in a 4-3-3 formation, with the likes of Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane and Jarrod Bowen tasked with getting the goals for England.
The Azzurri’s line-up set to do battle against their illustrious hosts.
Coach Hansi Flick’s Starting XI, as the hosts welcome Italy.