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Monday September 7 2020
Insigne: 'Italy took control of Netherlands'

Lorenzo Insigne felt Italy ‘showed we were here to take control of the game’ in their victory over the Netherlands, but ‘there could certainly have been more goals.’

The Azzurri got the decisive goal just before half-time in Amsterdam with Nicolò Barella’s header, putting them top of their Nations League group.

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Monday September 7 2020
Mancini: 'Extraordinary Italy in Holland'

Roberto Mancini said Italy were ‘extraordinary’ in their 1-0 Nations League victory in Holland. ‘We should’ve killed the game off earlier.’

Nicolò Barella got the only goal with a rare header on Ciro Immobile’s cross, though Gianluigi Donnarumma made a sensational save on Donny van de Beek.

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Monday September 7 2020
Nations League: Italy conquer Holland again

Nicolò Barella gave Italy a deserved half-time lead with a rare header, as the Azzurri dominated the Netherlands in Amsterdam, but Nicolò Zaniolo went off injured.

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Monday September 7 2020
Mancini: Italy trust in Locatelli

Roberto Mancini is confident Manuel Locatelli will shine on his senior Italy debut and explains Jorginho's importance against the Netherlands.

The Nations League match kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Monday September 7 2020
Nations League line-ups: Netherlands-Italy

Italy make wholesale changes, yet the Netherlands remain more or less intact, as the likes of Ciro Immobile, Nicolò Zaniolo, Manuel Locatelli and Jorginho step in.

The Nations League fixture kicks off in Amsterdam at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Monday September 7 2020
Mancini: 'Jorginho fundamental for Italy'

Roberto Mancini confirms Italy will ‘make seven or eight changes’ against the Netherlands this evening and the return of Jorginho to the midfield is ‘fundamental.’

It kicks off in Amsterdam at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

This is the second Nations League match, as the Azzurri were held 1-1 by Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday, while Holland beat Poland 1-0.

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Monday September 7 2020
Probable line-ups: Holland-Italy

Italy CT Roberto Mancini looks set to make big changes against Holland, with Jorginho and Ciro Immobile set for a place in the starting line-up.

The UEFA Nations League match at Amsterdam Arena starts at 19.45 UK time.

In Italy’s 4-3-3 formation, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci seems set to continue ahead of Gigio Donnarumma in the heart of the defence.

Leonardo Spinazzola should replace Cristiano Biraghi at left, whilst Giovanni Di Lorenzo fights with Danilo D’Ambrosio at right in the back-four.

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Sunday September 6 2020
Brych officiates Netherlands-Italy

German referee Felix Brych will officiate Italy’s Nations League match with the Netherlands on Monday.

It kicks off tomorrow in Amsterdam at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

There is no VAR in the group stage of the Nations League, so only four officials are assigned to the game.

They are referee Brych, assistants Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp, with Christian Dingert as the fourth official.

All of those individuals are from Germany.

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Sunday September 6 2020
Mancini: 'Glad Holland recognise positive Italy'

Roberto Mancini confirms several changes to the Italy XI against the Netherlands and is glad ‘a country that invented Total Football’ recognises the Azzurri’s attacking mentality.

It kicks off on Monday in Amsterdam at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

“I can confirm four of the starting XI tomorrow, which will be Gianluigi Donnarumma, Giorgio Chiellini, Jorginho and Ciro Immobile,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Sunday September 6 2020
Bonucci: 'Chiellini and Van Dijk world's best'

Leonardo Bonucci assures Italy are ‘not a selection, but a genuine team’ and believes Virgil van Dijk and Giorgio Chiellini are ‘two of the five best defenders in the world.’

The Nations League match with the Netherlands kicks off on Monday in Amsterdam at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

The Azzurri opened their with a 1-1 draw against Bosnia-Herzegovina, while Holland beat Poland 1-0.

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