Italy vs Germany live stream: how to watch Nations League online and on TV, team news

Hansi Flick faces his biggest test as Germany manager with a trip to Bologna to face Italy, the national team that has heaped more misery on Die Mannschaft than any other.

Germany are yet to be beaten under the stewardship of the former Bayern coach, but Roberto Mancini's enigmatic side, the reigning European champions who have now missed out on two consecutive World Cups, could provide a more accurate picture of how Flick's rebuild is going.

Read on to find out how to get an Italy vs Germany live stream and watch the Nations League online today, no matter where you are in the world.

Mancini has taken his anger out on his midfield and forwards, with the elegant Sandro Tonali and all-action Davide Frattesi starting either side of Bryan Cristante in the middle of the park.

The old guard are out of favor in attack too, with Lorenzo Pellegrini, Gianluca Scamacca and Matteo Politano forming a new-look front three.

Timo Werner has got the nod ahead of Chelsea teammate Kai Havertz up front for Germany, but the pressure's mounting on the former Leipzig man.

Otherwise it's largely as expected, the omission of Ilkay Gündogan for Joshua Kimmich being the other major talking point. Dortmund-bound Niklas Süle partners Antonio Rüdiger at the back.

Under their new coach Germany have won eight of nine games, drawing the other, and scored 34 goals to just three conceded.

The numbers are nothing short of extraordinary, and best of all is the healthy spread of goals throughout the team, with Serge Gnabry, Ilkay Gündogan, Timo Werner and Leroy Sané all coming to the fore of late.

Despite the Azzurri's latest World Cup misadventure, on their day they remain one of Europe's strongest teams. But for all their dominance on the ball they don't tend to score as many as they should.

Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti remain their main threats even though they aren't natural goalscorers, though it must also be pointed out that Italy would have qualified comfortably if Jorginho hadn't missed two key penalties.