UEFA Nations League - Group A1
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Poland 0-0 Italy: Stalemate keeps Italy top of Nations League group

Robert Lewandowski
Italy contained the threat of Polish hotshot Robert Lewandowski

Italy retained top spot in Group A1 of the Nations League after a battling draw against Poland in Gdansk.

Roberto Mancini's men remain unbeaten and sit a point clear of the Netherlands, who drew away in Bosnia earlier.

Both these sides had scored freely in their friendlies last week but defences were well on top here.

Polish star Robert Lewandowski was so starved of service he did not even have a shot on goal.

Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri wasted a great chance for Italy in the second half, heading Federico Chiesa's clever cross just wide of Lukasz Fabianski's post, while Leonardo Bonucci's brilliant late block denied Karol Linetty a certain winner.

Ultimately neither side had the guile to find the breakthrough and they reach the halfway point of the group stages with just one point separating them.

Line-ups

Poland

  • 22Fabianski
  • 4KedzioraBooked at 55mins
  • 15Glik
  • 3Walukiewicz
  • 18BereszynskiBooked at 35mins
  • 10Krychowiak
  • 20Moder
  • 19SzymanskiSubstituted forGrosickiat 60'minutes
  • 14KlichSubstituted forMilikat 70'minutes
  • 21JozwiakSubstituted forKarbownikat 82'minutes
  • 9LewandowskiSubstituted forLinettyat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Szczesny
  • 2Bochniewicz
  • 5Czerwinski
  • 6Góralski
  • 7Milik
  • 8Linetty
  • 11Grosicki
  • 12Skorupski
  • 13Reca
  • 16Karbownik
  • 17Kadzior
  • 23Piatek

Italy

  • 21Donnarumma
  • 16Florenzi
  • 19Bonucci
  • 15AcerbiBooked at 90mins
  • 13Emerson
  • 18BarellaSubstituted forLocatelliat 79'minutes
  • 8Jorginho
  • 6Verratti
  • 14ChiesaSubstituted forKeanat 70'minutes
  • 9BelottiBooked at 78minsSubstituted forCaputoat 83'minutes
  • 7PellegriniSubstituted forBerardiat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sirigu
  • 2D'Ambrosio
  • 3Chiellini
  • 4Spinazzola
  • 5Cristante
  • 10Berardi
  • 11Caputo
  • 12Sensi
  • 17Immobile
  • 20Locatelli
  • 22Kean
  • 23Cragno
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez
Attendance:
9,200

Match Stats

Home TeamPolandAway TeamItaly
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home3
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home20
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Poland 0, Italy 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Poland 0, Italy 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Manuel Locatelli (Italy).

  4. Post update

    Bartosz Bereszynski (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jorginho (Italy).

  6. Post update

    Karol Linetty (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Booking

    Francesco Acerbi (Italy) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Francesco Acerbi (Italy).

  9. Post update

    Arkadiusz Milik (Poland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Marco Verratti (Italy) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Emerson.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Poland. Conceded by Francesco Acerbi.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Karol Linetty (Poland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Grzegorz Krychowiak.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Arkadiusz Milik.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Italy. Conceded by Bartosz Bereszynski.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Domenico Berardi (Italy) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Manuel Locatelli.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Poland. Michal Karbownik tries a through ball, but Tomasz Kedziora is caught offside.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Arkadiusz Milik (Poland).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy. Domenico Berardi replaces Lorenzo Pellegrini.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Italy. Francesco Caputo replaces Andrea Belotti.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Italy31202115
2Netherlands31111104
3Poland31112204
4Bos-Herze302123-12

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England32103127
2Belgium32018356
3Denmark31113214
4Iceland300319-80

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portugal32106157
2France32105237
3Croatia310259-43
4Sweden300315-40

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain32106157
2Germany31204315
3Ukraine310237-43
4Switzerland301224-21

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria32015416
2Norway320110376
3Romania311147-34
4Northern Ireland301227-51

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scotland32104227
2Czech Rep32016426
3Israel302134-12
4Slovakia301225-31

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Russia32107437
2Hungary32014316
3Turkey302112-12
4Serbia301214-31

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wales32102027
2Finland32013126
3R. of Ireland302112-12
4Bulgaria301214-31

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Montenegro33005059
2Luxembourg32014226
3Azerbaijan310224-23
4Cyprus300305-50

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1North Macedonia31206515
2Georgia31204315
3Armenia31115414
4Estonia301236-31

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Greece32104137
2Slovenia32102027
3Kosovo301224-21
4Moldova301214-31

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Kazakhstan31113214
2Albania31112114
3Belarus311145-14
4Lithuania311134-14

M

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Faroe Islands32105327
2Latvia30302203
3Malta302134-12
4Andorra302101-12

N

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gibraltar22002026
2Liechtenstein21012113
3San Marino200203-30
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