Player ratings as Die Mannschaft earn thumping victory

Germany dismantled an inexperienced Italy team on matchday four of the 2022 UEFA Nations League, beating Gli Azzurri 5-2 at Borussia-Park.

Goals from Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, Thomas Muller and a brace from Timo Werner were enough to secure a comfortable victory for Germany – a win that sees them move up to second in Group A3.

The first sight of goal of the game would fall to Leroy Sane, who fizzed a shot from outside the box just past the foot of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s left post after a quick counter attack,.

Moment’s later, Italy had an even better chance. A brilliant curling ball from the right flank was volleyed goalwards by Giacomo Raspadori, but his effort was well saved by veteran stopper Manuel Neuer.

In the tenth minute the breakthrough would come for Germany via Kimmich. The midfielder raced into the box late to latch onto David Raum’s ball from the left flank. After controlling expertly, the Bayern star coolly slotted past Donnarumma.