Holland 0-1 Italy: Roberto Mancini's men win via Nicolo Barella goal

Holland 0-1 Italy: Roberto Mancini’s men win first Nations League game of the season thanks to Nicolo Barella’s first-half header following fine Italian team move in Amsterdam

  • Italy beat Holland 1-0 thanks to Nicolo Barella’s first-half winner in Amsterdam 
  • The Inter Milan home headed home a fine team goal in first-half stoppage time 
  • The result sees Roberto Mancini’s men leapfrog the Dutch in the Group A1 table
  • Holland are still managed by Dwight Lodeweges after Ronald Koeman’s exit

Italy picked up their first win of this year’s Nations League with a stunning win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam to leapfrog their rivals in the table. 

Inter Milan midfielder Nicolo Barella scored a superb team goal in first-half stoppage time which saw intricate passes from Jorginho, Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne. 

Roberto Mancini’s side could have doubled their lead in the second-half but Immobile and Everton striker Moise Kean spurned good opportunities from the edge of the area.

Midfielder Nicolo Barella scored the winner as Italy beat Holland 1-0 in the Nations League

The Inter Milan man headed home a fine team goal in first-half stoppage time in Amsterdam

Holland, who are playing under interim coach Dwight Lodeweges following Ronald Koeman’s departure to Barcelona, threatened in patches with their best chance coming from Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum firing straight at Gianluigi Donnaruma in the Italy goal.

The result sees Mancini’s men overtake Holland in the Group A1 table after two matches, while it also stretches the Netherland’s record over Gli Azzurri to just one win in 42 years. 

More to follow.  

Holland’s best chance of the game came through Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum (above)

New Manchester United man Donny van de Beek (right) started the match for the Netherlands

The result sees Roberto Mancini (above)’s men leapfrog the Dutch in the Group A1 table

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