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90' + 3'
Ł. Fabiański
Yellow Card
80'
R. Pietrzak
J. Błaszczykowski
78'
Jorginho
Penalty Goal
71'
F. Chiesa
L. Insigne
66'
K. Linetty
P. Zieliński
62'
A. Belotti
M. Balotelli
56'
D. Szymański
M. Klich
46'
G. Bonaventura
Lorenzo Pellegrini
Kick Off
40'
R. Lewandowski
Assist
40'
P. Zieliński
Goal
18'
J. Błaszczykowski
Yellow Card
14'
M. Klich
Yellow Card
9'
G. Chiellini
Yellow Card
3
1
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
6
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 4
Total Passes 540 350

Commentary

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This was a disappointing start to Mancini’s tenure. The second half was a relative improvement, but the first half was poor. There’s clearly still plenty of work to be done, and it will be interesting to see how Italy get on when they face Portugal. Poland will be pleased to get a point but could easily have won this one if they had shown a bit more ambition.
Italy and Poland drew their first ever Nations League match. Jorginho's second half penalty cancelled out Zielinski's first half strike and both sides seemed to settle for a draw after that. Neither team did enough to win the match, and Portugal, the other team in the group, were the real winners tonight. 
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: ITALY 1-1 POLAND
Ł. Fabiański
Yellow Card
Poland
90' + 3' Fabianski gets shown a yellow for time wasting. 
90' + 2' Chiellini attempts to play Chiesa in behind down Italy's left. The pass is just overhit and it drifts out for a goal kick. 
90' There are four added minutes for either side to find a winner. 
89' Poland are sat very deep. Italy are tapping the ball side to side, but don't have many options in the final third. 
87' It's been a scrappy few minutes. Italy haven't created much since the goal and Poland seem relatively content with the draw. 
85' Lewandowski gets a bit of space outside the Italy box and eyes up a shot, but he completely scuffs it. The ball bounces slowly into Donnarumma's hands. 
84' Szymanski cuts onto his right foot around 25 yards from goal and his shot is blocked. The resulting corner is cleared at the near post for another corner. 
82' Reca hurls a long throw into the Italy box, but Chiellini is there yet again to clear. 
R. Pietrzak
J. Błaszczykowski
Poland
80' Blaszczykowski comes off with 10 minutes left on the clock. Pietrzak comes on in his place. 
Jorginho
Penalty Goal
Italy
78' JORGINHO CONVERTS FROM THE SPOT AND IT'S 1-1! The Chelsea midfielder is made to wait before he takes the kick, but he steps up coolly and puts it away in the bottom-left. 
76' PENALTY TO ITALY! Chiesa makes a surging run into the Italy box and Blaszczykowski tries to slide in. The veteran winger is just late with the tackle and the referee points to the spot.
74' Biraghi gets some time to play a cross from Italy's inside-left channel. He makes a horrible connection with the ball and it drifts way over the box and out for a throw-in. 
F. Chiesa
L. Insigne
Italy
71' Insigne had a very quiet night and is replaced by Chiesa. 
70' A brief spell of Poland possession is ended by a hard tackle from Chiellini after a pass down Poland's right wing. 
68' BRILLIANT SAVE but... OFFSIDE! Fabianski pulls off a fantastic close range save from a Bonaventura volley only for the linesman to lift his flag. 
K. Linetty
P. Zieliński
Poland
66' Linetty comes on in place of Zielinski, who caused Italy problems all night. 
64' Fabianski finds Zielinski in Italy's half with a goal kick and the midfielder loses the ball. Zielinski and Lewandowski press the Italian back line, though, and force an error from Donnarumma to win the ball back. 
A. Belotti
M. Balotelli
Italy
62' Balotelli, who barely got a touch tonight, is taken off for Belotti. 
60' After a wave of Italy pressure, Poland manage to keep hold of the ball for a couple of minutes and calm the match down a bit. 
58' Zielinski gets space to run at the Italy defence again. Despite having options to pass, he goes for a left-footed shot from about 25 yards and hits way high and wide. 
D. Szymański
M. Klich
Poland
56' Klich is replaced by Szymanski. 
54' Italy are yet to have a shot on target tonight. Poland have had three. 
52' Bernardeschi drives towards the edge of Poland's box and shifts the ball onto his left foot. His low, driven shot goes just wide of the post. 
51' Fabianski does well to leap high and claim a cross just before Balotelli can get his head to it. 
50' Poland set off on the counter yet again, but the move fizzles out when Lewandowski's attempted pass is just scooped straight at Donnarumma. 
48' Blaszczykowski gets clear down Poland's left and checks inside onto his right foot. He hits the ball into the box and a deflection loops it towards Lewandowski, who skies a volley way over the bar. 
G. Bonaventura
Lorenzo Pellegrini
Italy
46' Mancini opts to make a change at half-time and brings on Bonaventura in place of Pellegrini. 
46' Poland take the kick-off and the second half is underway. 
Mancini must be considering changes at half-time. Aside from a couple of moments from Bernardeschi, the front three have barely been able to get into the game. Immobile could come off the bench soon, as Mancini tries to avoid a defeat in his first match as Italy manager. Poland have looked the more likely side for most of the half and probably deserve to be ahead. Brzeczek will be pleased with what he's seen from his side, but could look to replace Klich, who is at risk of getting a second yellow. 
Poland hold a 1-0 lead at half-time thanks to a Zielinski goal in the 40th minute. Italy have looked very short of ideas in possession, and their defence has been vulnerable whenever the visitors have counter-attacked. The hosts have not created much so far, but they have had a couple of opportunities from set pieces. Poland will be delighted with that first half. Lewandowski found space on a couple of occasions, and their defence was solid throughout. 
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: ITALY 0-1 POLAND 
45' There will be two minutes added time. 
42' Italy immediately put some pressure on the Poland defence and force Fabianski to leap in the air and punch it clear. 
R. Lewandowski
Assist
Poland
40' Lewandowski had space to pick a pass from the left and delivered a well-measured cross to Zielinski.
P. Zieliński
Goal
Poland
40' ZIELINSKI GIVES POLAND A 1-0 LEAD! The attacking midfielder arrives unmarked at the back post and hits a sweet volley past Donnarumma. 
38' Italy have kept a clean sheet in nine of their last 14 matches against Poland, including six of the last eight.
36' Balotelli gets a rare moment on the ball. The Italian centre forward turns on it 25 yards from goal and goes for an ambitious shot on the spin. It goes way over the bar. 
34' Bereszynski rushes to close down Insigne on the wing and gives away a corner. Nothing comes of it for Italy, however. 
32' Bernardeschi switches the play out to Insigne on the flank, but the Napoli man can't get the ball under control and immediately loses it. 
30' Zappacosta snatches the ball out on Italy's right and tries to play a one-two, but doesn't have the legs to chase the pass down. 
28' Bernardeschi is fouled from behind out on Poland's left. The resulting free-kick is whipped into the box and Poland scrappily clear it without Italy getting a clear chance. 
26' Zappacosta just gets a toe to the ball to divert it away from Lewandowski as Poland try to counter-attack. 
24' Klich commits a foul in midfield after being nutmegged by Pellegrini. 
22' This has been a pretty scrappy affair so far. Neither team has been able to put a string of passes together and there have been a lot of fouls in midfield. 
20' Reca tries to play a lofted pass down the inside-left channel, but it's overhit and Donnarumma claims. 
J. Błaszczykowski
Yellow Card
Poland
18' Błaszczykowski is completely fooled by a brilliant spin from Bernardeschi and goes into the referee's book for a poor sliding tackle. 
17' Krychowiak swings his leg to try and clear the ball, but wipes Balotelli out in the process. The referee decides against a yellow card. 
16' A brilliant touch from Insigne allows Italy to retain possession. The hosts are yet to find space in Poland's final third. 
M. Klich
Yellow Card
Poland
14' Klich goes into the book for a high foot on Bernardeschi. 
12' Zielinski doesn't get enough elevation on the corner and Pellegrini heads it out for another corner. 
11' Zappacosta tries to head the ball back to Donnarumma, but gets it all wrong and gifts Poland a corner. 
G. Chiellini
Yellow Card
Italy
9' Chiellini slides through the back of Lewandowski inside the Poland half and receives a yellow card. 
8' Chiellini clips a pass out to Bernardeschi on Italy's right and the winger whips a left-footed cross into the box. Poland nod the ball clear. 
6' WHAT A SAVE FROM DONNARUMMA! Lewandowski plays Zielinski through on the Italy goal after a long ball, and the Napoli midfielder shoots from about 12 yards. Donnarumma dives to his left to push the ball to safety. 
5' Gagliardini gives away a free-kick for a late sliding challenge on Glik deep inside the Poland half. 
3' Lewandowski gets his first sighting of the ball, but it's hit way too hard and it trickles to Donnarumma. 
2' Poland look like they're willing to sit deep early on. Italy are having all the ball in the first couple of minutes. 
1' Italy take the kick-off and the match is underway.
Each of Italy’s last 11 goals have been scored by different players.
Mancini opts to start his old friend Balotelli in his first match in charge. Poland are near full strength and, crucially, have Lewandowski in the line-up. Italy's bench is deep, which gives Mancini plenty of options if he needs to freshen things up.
SUBS: Przemyslaw Frankowski, Krzysztof Piatek, Karol Linetty, Adam Dzwigala, Lukasz Skorupski, Marcin Kaminski, Damian Kadzior, Damian Szymanski, Tomasz Kedziora, Arkadiusz Milik, Wojciech Szczesny, Rafal Pietrzak
POLAND (4-4-1-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Bartosz Bereszynski, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek, Arkadiusz Reca; Rafal Kurzawa, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Mateusz Klich, Jakub Blaszczykowski; Piotr Zielinski; Robert Lewandowski
SUBS: Domenico Berardi, Andrea Belotti, Marco Benassi, Nicolo Barella, Mattia Perin, Mattia Caldara, Domenico Criscito, Giacomo Bonaventura, Salvatore Sirigu, Alessio Romagnoli, Ciro Immobile, Federico Chiesa
ITALY (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Davide Zappacosta, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Cristiano Biraghi; Roberto Gagliardini, Jorginho, Lorenzo Pellegrini; Federico Bernardeschi, Lorenzo Insigne, Mario Balotelli
Let's take a look at the two teams tonight, starting with the hosts. 
Poland, unlike their hosts tonight, made it to the World Cup. Their adventure was over after two defeats in the first two matches, however, and their away form was poor in World Cup qualifying. This is a fresh start for Poland too, though, with Jerzy Brzeczek managing the side for the first time. They are the underdogs tonight, but they have something to prove after a difficult time in Russia. 
Roberto Mancini takes charge of Italy for the first time tonight. The former Manchester City boss was brought in after they failed to qualify for the World Cup and has already made changes to the squad. This might be the beginning of a rebuild for the Italians, but expectations will still be high for Mancini’s first match in charge.
Good evening and welcome to tonight's coverage of the UEFA Nations League clash between Italy and Poland. 
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