Italy will host Germany at San Siro stadium tonight to play a friendly match, but can it really be a friendly game, if we talk about these two archrivals?

Friendly by name, but not by nature

Two of the most revered national teams in European football will compete in Milan just four months after Die Mannschaft ousted the Azzurri from the UEFA Euro 2016 quarter-finals following a penalty shootout in Bordeaux. It was the most thrilling penalty shoot out I have ever seen!

Both Italy and Germany head into this friendly game after some important World Cup qualification wins. In addition to both of these teams being among the most successful in Europe, the clash between them will take on an additional importance as video replays will be used for key refereeing decisions.


Possible lineup:

Germany: Leno — Kimmich, Höwedes, Hummels, Gerhardt, Weigl, Rudy, Müller, Goretzka, Gnabry, Götze.

Italy: Buffon — Rugani, Bonucci, Romagnoli, De Sciglio, Cataldi, Verratti, De Rossi, Darmian, Belotti, Immobile.

My score prediction:

Germany lost only 1 out of 8 matches in the Giuseppe Meazza stadium averaging 2.25 goals per game. My score prediction: 1:3

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