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Italy 1-1 Netherlands

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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

Line-ups

Italy

  • 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

Substitutes

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

Netherlands

  • 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

Substitutes

  • 12Janmaat
  • 13Zoet
  • 14de Vrij
  • 15Aké
  • 16Pröpper
  • 17Berghuis
  • 18Promes
  • 19Weghorst
  • 20Strootman
  • 21Kongolo
  • 22Elia
  • 23Padt
Referee:
Vladislav Bezborodov
Attendance:
20,500

Match Stats

Home TeamItalyAway TeamNetherlands
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Italy 1, Netherlands 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Italy 1, Netherlands 1.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Federico Chiesa.

Booking

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

Foul by Daryl Janmaat (Netherlands).

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

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.

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

Foul by Daniele Baselli (Italy).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Simone Zaza (Italy).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Lorenzo Pellegrini replaces Giacomo Bonaventura.

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

Foul by Federico Chiesa (Italy).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Eljero Elia replaces Ryan Babel.

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Mattia Perin.

Attempt saved. Steven Berghuis (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Foul by Tonny Vilhena (Netherlands).

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

Attempt missed. Tonny Vilhena (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Wout Weghorst.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Quincy Promes replaces Marten de Roon.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Daniele Baselli replaces Jorginho.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Wout Weghorst replaces Daley Blind.

Offside, Netherlands. Daley Blind tries a through ball, but Memphis Depay is caught offside.

Booking

Federico Chiesa (Italy) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Italy. Simone Zaza tries a through ball, but Federico Chiesa is caught offside.

Foul by Steven Berghuis (Netherlands).

Mattia Perin (Italy) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Nathan Aké replaces Matthijs de Ligt.

Substitution

Substitution, Netherlands. Steven Berghuis replaces Ruud Vormer.

Substitution

Substitution, Italy. Leonardo Bonucci replaces Lorenzo Insigne.

Dismissal

Domenico Criscito (Italy) is shown the red card.

Foul by Domenico Criscito (Italy).

Ryan Babel (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Italy 1, Netherlands 0. Simone Zaza (Italy) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

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