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  • Writer's pictureBruno Asoka

Timo turbo and the Germans hit five past Italy

Germany had a resounding 5-2 win against Italy and further stretching their unbeaten run to 13 games. Italy have been without a win after their previous five meetings with the Germans and were hoping to change this feat.

Both teams were adventurous forward but wasteful in the final third. Ten minutes is all it took for the Germans to strike ahead with Joshua Kimmich finding the net after a melee in the box. Germany held possession and displayed neat passing. Bryan Cristante (Italy) came close when his header sailed a few inches over the bar.

Jonas Hoffman (Germany) had his low shot saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma with thirty three-minutes played. It was all chaos in added time at the end of the half when Alessandro Bastoni made a rough challenge and Germany was awarded a penalty. Ilkay Gundogan took the penalty to make it 2-0 going into the break.

Roberto Mancini made a couple of changes to try and get his team back into the game in the second half. Five minutes into the half and Thomas Muller made it three for the Germans. Timo Werner made it four with 67 minutes played on the clock after a brilliant vision from Serge Gnabry to find him and slot it from close range past Donnarumma.

A terrible mistake by Gianluigi Donnarumma trying to play from the back, when his ball found Serge Gnabry who slotted in for the lurking Timo Werner who kept his cool rolled the ball into the net from close range to make it 5-0.

Wilfried Gnonto and Bastoni got two consolation goals for the Italians but wasn’t enough to spoil Hansi Flick’s party as Germany strolled into second in Group 3 with six points and a single point behind group leaders Hungary.

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