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 Roberto Mancini’s Italy 5-2 to move up to second in Group A3.
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.
Italy conceded five in a match for the first time since 1957.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini on Nations League match against Germany ,he said ,”It’s a pity to end the season like this. Germany are strong but we allowed them to play the way they prefer. The group, however, is still open. We made a few mistakes and we did not defend well as a team. When you go behind against these kind of players, you always take a lot of risks because they have great pace and they are so dangerous with space.
It’s a long path. We will do good things and some that aren’t as good. Even tonight there were some encouraging signs, like Gnonto’s goal and other chances we created, but Germany were way better than us and deserved to win.”