Italy look to get back on the horse
After the disappointment of the Finalissima against Argentina, Italy will be glad to quickly get back on the horse against another giant of world football when they take on Germany in their Nations League opener tonight.
Since winning the Euros, the Azzurri have had a hard time of it by failing to qualify for the World Cup before a humbling Finalissima defeat to Argentina.
However, Italy have not defeat Die Mannschaft in very nearly a decade.
The glory days of EURO 2022 feel far removed right now, and a good start to the Nations League would be just what the doctor ordered.
Germany will have other plans as they aim to continue their unbeaten streak under Hans-Dieter Flick, who oversaw eight consecutive wins before drawing against the Netherlands in March.