Italy are set for their second and final match of the current international break, visiting the Allianz Arena in Germany to square off with Die Mannschaft in a high-profile friendly to help prepare both teams for this summer's European Championships -- and Napoli favorite Lorenzo Insigne will be helping lead the attack for the occasion.
Despite being the defending World Cup champions, Germany aren't exactly in high spirits at the moment, having collapsed late against England last week. A 2-1 lead evaporated in the last 20 minutes of the match, with the Three Lions scoring their winner in stoppage time, and Italy might have to deal with an angry opponent out to prove a point -- and Germany are at their most dangerous in times like this.
Antonio Conte has run out something of an experimental side for the match, with a number of different faces popping up in a 3-4-3 that looks much more aggressive than his usual fare. Insigne is deployed up front with Simone Zaza and Fiorentina starlet Federico Bernardeschi, though Jorginho was left on the bench in favor of a Riccardo Montolivo-Thiago Motta pairing in central midfield, flanked by Alessandro Florenzi and Emanuele Giaccherini as very attack-minded "wingbacks." It should be interesting to see how this one works out, because it looks like it could be very vulnerable to Germany's quality throughout midfield and attack.
Germany: Marc Andre Ter Stegen; Shkodran Mustafi, Antonio Rüdiger, Mats Hummels, Jonas Hector; Sebastian Rudy, Toni Kroos; Mario Götze, Mesut Özil, Julian Draxler; Thomas Müller
Italy: Gianluigi Buffon; Matteo Darmian, Leonardo Bonucci, Francesco Acerbi; Alessandro Florenzi, Riccardo Montolivo, Thiago Motta, Emanuele Giaccherini; Federico Bernardeschi, Simone Zaza, Lorenzo Insigne
Where: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
When: Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 8:45 p.m. local
TV: ESPN2 (U.S.), RAI Uno (Italy), B5 aktuell, ARD Das Erste (Germany), RAI International
Online: Watch ESPN, ESPN3 (U.S.)