UEFA Nations League: Italy clinched the consolation bronze medals at the Nations League finals, securing a 3-2 victory over the Netherlands in the third-place playoff. The Italian team’s triumph added to the disappointment of the host nation, the Netherlands, who had a challenging week.
Italy started the match with an explosive burst of energy, taking an early lead in the sixth minute. Federico Dimarco displayed impeccable accuracy as he thrashed the ball into the net from the far post. The Italian side continued to dominate, extending their advantage in the 20th minute when Davide Frattesi calmly slotted the ball home from close range, leaving the Dutch with a mountain to climb.
FT: Netherlands 𝟮-𝟯 Italy
It’s a 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗱 place finish at the Nations League finals for the Azzurri 🥉🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/aJMCKyZpJP
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