Hansi Flick remains unbeaten after his tenth international match as national coach. However, the German national soccer team did not get beyond a draw in the second prestigious duel in a row. After the 1-1 draw against the Netherlands at the end of March, it was also 1-1 (0-0) against European champions Italy at the start of the Nations League in Bologna on Saturday evening.

Lorenzo Pellegrini gave the hosts a 1-0 lead in the 70th minute. But just two minutes later, Joshua Kimmich scored to make it 1-1.

For the Italians, who are in a state of upheaval a year after winning the European Championship title, it was at least a respectable success. The German team, on the other hand, only temporarily lived up to their role as favorites before the break. In the second half, the Italians dominated the action and put the visitors’ defense under pressure several times.

The Germans also remained pale in the offensive for long stretches, only appeared more determined after falling behind. Serge Gnabry had their best chance of taking the lead after 15 minutes, after a solo shot through the Italian penalty area was denied by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. At the other end, Gianlucca Scamacca hit the post of the German goal with a long-range shot.