Germany secured their first win of the 2022/23 Nations League campaign on Tuesday night. After three consecutive 1-1 draws, Hansi Flick’s side finally got into their stride in Monchengladbach, beating Italy 5-2 to move up to second in Group A3.
Germany recorded a first ever competitive victory against Italy in considerable style to kick-start their UEFA Nations League campaign and leapfrog their opponents in Group A3.
Italy conceded five in a match for the first time since 1957.
Germany beat Italy in a competitive match for the first time at the 11th attempt. Germany also scored four or more goals against Italy in a competitive fixture for the first time.
Manuel Neuer won his 116th cap for Germany, putting him joint sixth with Philipp Lahm in the nation’s all-time appearance charts.
Germany captain Manuel Neuer on Nations League match against Italy ,he said,”We played with confidence and you could tell that we wanted to dominate the whole game and make improvements from recent results. We managed that, but it’s still frustrating to concede two late goals. We’ve played against three sides that are to be taken seriously. We’ve produced positive results and that was important for us in the lead-up to the World Cup.”