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Netherlands v Italy Live Commentary, 09/07/2020

Italy seal the first success of their Nations League campaign with Barella's header proving the difference against Netherlands. Mancini's men enjoyed the better of the first half with both Immobile and Insigne going close, but it was Barella who broke the deadlock with a powerful header in first-half stoppage time following an excellent team move. Netherlands looked slightly more threatening in the second period as Van de Beek and Depay recorded notable chances, but the Dutch ultimately delivered a below-par performance as they failed to follow up Friday night's win over Poland.

Italy enter the interval with a richly deserved one-goal lead courtesy of Barella's header on the brink of half-time.