Italy's final World Cup warm-up match ended in a surprise draw against minnows Luxembourg.

Claudio Marchisio headed in Mario Balotelli's cross to put Italy ahead.

They looked set for victory until the 85th minute when ex-Sheffield United defender Maxime Chanot nodded in.

The Azzurri, who open their Group D campaign against England on 14 June, leave for Brazil on the back of two poor displays, having drawn 0-0 against the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.

Coach Cesare Prandelli, hit by the recent loss of key midfielder Riccardo Montolivo with a broken leg, experimented with a new formation.

Italy's Group D fixtures

  • v England, Manaus, 14 June, 23:00 BST
  • v Costa Rica , Recife, 20 June, 17:00 BST
  • v Uruguay, Natal, 24 June, 17:00 BST

Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo and Paris St-Germain's Marco Verratti played together in midfield in front of Daniele De Rossi, while Marchisio and Antonio Candreva supported lone striker Balotelli.

It only took nine minutes for the new attacking formation to produce a goal, when AC Milan forward Balotelli delivered a cross with the outside of his boot and found Juve midfielder Marchisio, who scored from eight yards.

Balotelli also had an effort blocked and saw his strike come off the bar, while a Pirlo shot was saved by keeper Anthony Moris.

Luxembourg created few opportunities, but made the most of the chance that came their way when Chanot escaped his marker Alberto Aquilani to head home Mario Mutsch's corner.

"We'll keep working and we know that we can have a great World Cup," said Prandelli.

"I have no doubt after this game about how we will play. We tried a system that worked for an hour. Verratti is ready, both mentally and physically, and can play together with Pirlo.

"Players who are going to the World Cup tend to manage their performance. We weren't aggressive enough and didn't take any risks at 1-0. We thought we could manage the game."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (11)

Italy

  • 01 Buffon
  • 07 Abate Booked
  • 02 De Sciglio
  • 16 De Rossi
  • 19 Bonucci (Ranocchia - 79' )
  • 03 Chiellini
  • 21 Pirlo (Aquilani - 72' )
  • 23 Verratti (Cassano - 54' )
  • 09 Balotelli (Cerci - 78' )
  • 06 Candreva (Insigne - 78' )
  • 08 Marchisio (Parolo - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Darmian
  • 05 Motta
  • 10 Cassano
  • 11 Cerci
  • 12 Sirigu
  • 13 Perin
  • 14 Aquilani
  • 15 Barzagli
  • 17 Immobile
  • 18 Parolo
  • 20 Paletta
  • 22 Insigne
  • 24 Ranocchia

Luxembourg

  • 12 Moris
  • 18 Jans
  • 03 Janisch
  • 06 Philipps Booked (Payal - 54' )
  • 05 Schnell
  • 02 Chanot Booked
  • 19 Holter (Deville - 73' )
  • 07 Gerson (Da Mota - 45' )
  • 13 Joachim (Turpel - 90' )
  • 17 Mutsch
  • 11 Bensi (Da Graca - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Bastos
  • 07 Hoffmann
  • 09 Da Mota
  • 10 Payal
  • 12 Joubert
  • 13 Laterza
  • 14 Luisi
  • 15 Malget
  • 16 Da Graca
  • 20 Turpel
  • 21 Deville
  • 22 Schinker
Ref: Damir Skomina

Match Stats

Shots

16 9

On target

5 3

Corners

8 3

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Italy 1, Luxembourg 1.

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Italy 1, Luxembourg 1.

90:00 +2:19

Offside, Italy. Daniele De Rossi tries a through ball, but Alessio Cerci is caught offside.

90:00 +1:34

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Tom Schnell.

90:00 +1:24

Attempt blocked. Marco Parolo (Italy) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:47

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Laurent Jans.

89:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luxembourg. David Turpel replaces Aurélien Joachim.

88:29 Booking

Booking Ignazio Abate (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:22

Foul by Ignazio Abate (Italy).

88:22

Ben Payal (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:51

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Mario Mutsch.

86:43

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Tom Schnell.

86:25

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Tom Schnell.

86:21

Attempt saved. Ignazio Abate (Italy) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antonio Cassano.

85:37 Booking

Booking Maxine Chanot (Luxembourg) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

85:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Marco Parolo replaces Claudio Marchisio.

84:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Italy 1, Luxembourg 1. Maxine Chanot (Luxembourg) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Mario Mutsch with a cross following a corner.

83:59

Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

83:17

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:17

Foul by Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg).

82:40

Offside, Italy. Giorgio Chiellini tries a through ball, but Antonio Cassano is caught offside.

82:19

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Aurélien Joachim.

81:53

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Anthony Moris.

81:45

Attempt saved. Alessio Cerci (Italy) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.

81:04

Hand ball by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).

79:42

Attempt missed. Alberto Aquilani (Italy) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ignazio Abate with a cross.

78:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Andrea Ranocchia replaces Leonardo Bonucci.

78:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luxembourg. Marvin Da Graca replaces Stefano Bensi.

77:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Alessio Cerci replaces Mario Balotelli.

77:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Lorenzo Insigne replaces Antonio Candreva.

76:23

Attempt missed. Antonio Candreva (Italy) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Antonio Cassano with a cross following a corner.

75:56

Corner, Italy. Conceded by Laurent Jans.

74:27

Offside, Italy. Antonio Cassano tries a through ball, but Mattia De Sciglio is caught offside.

72:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luxembourg. Maurice Deville replaces Dwayn Holter.

71:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Alberto Aquilani replaces Andrea Pirlo.

69:57

Attempt blocked. Stefano Bensi (Luxembourg) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Laurent Jans.

68:27

Attempt blocked. Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Dwayn Holter.

63:17

Dangerous play by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).

63:17

Dwayn Holter (Luxembourg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:13

Foul by Ignazio Abate (Italy).

59:13

Stefano Bensi (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:27

Attempt missed. Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Mario Mutsch with a cross.

56:44

Antonio Candreva (Italy) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Mario Balotelli with a cross.

55:45

Mario Balotelli (Italy) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Antonio Cassano.

53:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Italy. Antonio Cassano replaces Marco Verratti.

53:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luxembourg. Ben Payal replaces Chris Philipps.

52:56

Attempt missed. Antonio Candreva (Italy) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.

52:06

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

52:06

Foul by Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg).

51:33

Attempt saved. Stefano Bensi (Luxembourg) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mario Mutsch.

50:23

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Italy).

50:23

Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:06 Booking

Booking Chris Philipps (Luxembourg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48:52

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

48:52

Foul by Chris Philipps (Luxembourg).

48:33

Foul by Marco Verratti (Italy).

48:33

Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:53

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:53

Foul by Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg).

47:09

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marco Verratti.

45:00

Second Half begins Italy 1, Luxembourg 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Luxembourg. Daniel Da Mota replaces Lars Gerson.

45:00 +0:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Italy 1, Luxembourg 0.

42:35

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Italy) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio with a cross.

42:21

Attempt saved. Andrea Pirlo (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

41:32

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

41:32

Foul by Tom Schnell (Luxembourg).

39:49

Attempt missed. Antonio Candreva (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Claudio Marchisio.

35:53

Attempt missed. Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

31:55

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).

31:55

Dwayn Holter (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:27

Mario Balotelli (Italy) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:27

Foul by Stefano Bensi (Luxembourg).

30:15

Attempt missed. Chris Philipps (Luxembourg) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mario Mutsch with a cross following a corner.

29:30

Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by Giorgio Chiellini.

28:39

Attempt saved. Mario Balotelli (Italy) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marco Verratti with a through ball.

23:36

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

22:41

Delay in match Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) because of an injury.

22:01

Antonio Candreva (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:01

Foul by Lars Gerson (Luxembourg).

21:12

Offside, Italy. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Mattia De Sciglio is caught offside.

21:00

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:00

Foul by Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg).

18:37

Offside, Italy. Andrea Pirlo tries a through ball, but Antonio Candreva is caught offside.

14:03

Attempt missed. Mario Balotelli (Italy) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Antonio Candreva.

12:18

Foul by Claudio Marchisio (Italy).

12:18

Lars Gerson (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:11

Offside, Italy. Marco Verratti tries a through ball, but Mario Balotelli is caught offside.

8:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Italy 1, Luxembourg 0. Claudio Marchisio (Italy) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Balotelli.

6:56

Attempt saved. Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Moris.

4:59

Attempt blocked. Mattia De Sciglio (Italy) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giorgio Chiellini.

2:30

Attempt missed. Maxine Chanot (Luxembourg) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

1:54

Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by Leonardo Bonucci.

1:17

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini (Italy).

1:17

Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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