Germany v Italy: Confirmed Starting XI – Arsenal star Mesut Ozil starts, Emre Can dropped

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Germany take on rivals Italy today at the Allianz Arena hoping to put their 3-2 defeat against England on Saturday behind them.

History is not however, on the side of the Germans who have not won against Italy at a major tournament and have won just seven times in the 32 meetings between the two sides – all coming in friendlies.

Germany boss Joachim Low has decided to give Arsenal star Mesut Ozil a spot in the starting line-up but Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has not been rested.

Besiktas star Mario Gomez scored against England but has been dropped going into the Italy game with Gotze starting up-front.

Low has made a total of five chances with Can and Gomez both missing out but starting on the bench.

Italy v Germany

Stadium: Allianz Arena

Italy (3-5-2): Gianluigi Buffon; Davide Astori, Leonardo Bonucci, Matteo Darmian; Emanuele Giaccherini, Riccardo Montolivo, Jorginho, Alessandro Florenzi, Federico Bernardeschi; Lorenzo Insigne, Simone Zaza

Manager: Conte

Germany (4-2-3-1): Ter Stegen – Mustafi, Hector, Rudy, Hummels, Özil, Müller ©, Rüdiger, Kroos, Götze, Draxler

Subs: Gomez, Tah, Can, Neur, Leno, Trapp, Reus, Podolski, Schurrle, Volland, Bellarabi, Ginter, Krammer

Manager: Joachim Low