Italy vs. Germany: Date, Time, TV Info and Live Stream for Friendly – Bleacher Report

Italy welcome Germany to the San Siro on Tuesday evening in an encounter that promises to be anything but the friendly international it’s been labelled, with the two teams boasting a long and illustrious rivalry.
Two of the most revered national teams in European football will collide in Milan four months after Die Mannschaft ousted the Azzurri from the UEFA Euro 2016 quarter-finals following a penalty shootout in Bordeaux.
It was there that Leonardo Bonucci’s spot-kick cancelled out Mesut Ozil’s opener to rescue a 1-1 draw for Italy, but it was manager Joachim Low’s Germany side that came out on top in the penalty decider after 120 minutes.
Antonio Conte is no longer at the Italy helm, and current head coach Giampiero Ventura will be looking to extend his four-match unbeaten streak with victory over the world champions.
Read on for a preview of Tuesday’s friendly clash, complete with match information and a breakdown of the biggest headlines leading into the game.
Date: Tuesday, November 15
Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ET
Venue: San Siro, Milan
Live Stream: Watch ESPN (U.S.)
TV Info: ESPN Deportes (U.S.)
Ventura got off to a less-than-ideal start in charge of Italy with a 3-1 friendly defeat to France in his first match, but his team have since assembled a record of three wins and one draw in 2018 World Cup qualification.
The most recent of those results was a convincing 4-0 hammering of Liechtenstein, where two-goal talisman Andrea Belotti thrived as part of a 4-2-4 setup, but Ventura recently told the media that Germany will require a different approach:
Germany are at this moment a clearly stronger side than us and we cannot play the same way. 
They have a quality and organisation that goes way back, so it won’t be possible for us to approach it in this style. It’s not that I want to dent the team’s confidence, but Germany also had an extra day of rest.
It would’ve been good to face a less strong opponent right now so we could build up some consistency.
Tuesday’s head-to-head will be a tense encounter, but the Italy coach hinted there will be room for experimentation, noting Marco Parolo and Matteo Darmian “will definitely start.”
Germany are taking the midweek test seriously, too, and tweeted a statement of intent to their upcoming foes after the Azzurri posted footage of a training exercise on Twitter:
We've got our eyes on you guys 👀 #DieMannschaft
Italy were in fine form at Euro 2016 before Germany edged their way into the tournament’s semi-finals at the Azzurri’s expense, and Ventura’s men may wonder what might have been in France had they have gone through instead.
Many players present at the European Championship remain in the squad, meaning Tuesday’s occasion will be an opportunity for them to ensure some closure.

As impressive as Italy’s recent record may be, it doesn’t quite compare with that of Germany, who have clinched five wins on the bounce and haven’t conceded a goal since their Euro 2016 semi-final defeat to France.
Die Mannschaft have scored 18 goals since that July loss and thumped San Marino 8-0 on Friday, although Italy team manager Lele Oriali gave Germany a warning ahead of their fixture, per Sky Sport Italia (h/t Football Italia).
He said: “It’s never a friendly with Germany and you can’t get better than this fixture. Every time we play against Germany, it’s always a spectacular and hard-fought battle. On paper this is a friendly, but we all know it really isn’t.”
Low will undoubtedly shuffle his pack for the friendly fixture, and KICCA’s Ian Stafford hinted at the depth of quality the Germany coach has under his command, starting with former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry:
Serge Gnabry didn't do much wrong at Arsenal but they sold him to Bremen for £4.5M! Last night he scored a hat-trick for Germany on debut!
One of the biggest factors on Tuesday, however, is who will start in defence for the visiting side and whether a second-string lineup would be able to preserve the nation’s defensive streak.
The likes of Wolfsburg’s Yannick Gerhardt, 22, as well as Bayer Leverkusen duo Jonathan Tah, 20, and Benjamin Henrichs, 19, will be pushing for starts in Milan, although Low won’t favour taking too many risks on youth.
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