A great final preparation for Italy and a dreadful one for the Czech Republic. What bearing will this have on their respective tournaments? Thanks for following the match with us.
- 2nd Half
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- 1st Half
Italy - Czech Republic
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Sevcik gets a chance to shoot on goal but his effort is blocked by Bonucci.
The closest the Czechs have come to scoring, Kral hooks a ball across the six-yard box aimed at Vydra but the danger is snuffed out.
Toldi comes on for Florenzi for Italy.
Locatelli goes down holding his back after a foul from Coufal. Mancini looks a little anxious, an injury would really put a dampener on this fantastic night for his side.
Coufal puts in a teasing cross into the area but no team-mates can get a touch on his cross.
Sadilek comes on for Darida for the Czechs.
Chiesa and Raspadori come on for Berardi and Immobile who have done more than enough this evening.
GOAL FOR ITALY! They are showboating now. They won the ball high up the fieldand then Insigne found Berardi racing into the right hand side of the penalty area where he waited for the Czech keeper to go to ground before scooping it over him and into the net.
GOAL FOR ITALY! And a lovely one at that. Insigne tucked away with precision after Immobile set him through with a perfect knee control, turn and through-ball.
Jorginho, Spinazzola and Chiellini are replaced by Cristante, Emerson and Acerbi.
The ball falls to Kral 25 yards from goal begging to be struck towards goal but he only manages a rank toe punt that dribbles well wide.
Vydra and Sevcik come on for Masopust and Jankto.
Nice first time ball around the corenr forom Insigne but Pavlenka gets there in front of Immobile.
The corner is met on the volley by Chiellini but his effort flies over the bar.
Nice dribble from Insigne to set himself up with a chance but his effort is deflected wide.
Nice link play from Florenze and Berardi but his cross is blocked by Boril
Berardi fires low at the near post and Donnarumma gets a hand to the ball at the near post to keep it out.
Berardi wins a free kick on the right wing which he is a little fortunate to get as his touch had the ball over the touchline as the slight push was made.
The Czechs look like they had a rollicking at half time and immediately come out with more zest than they showed in the first half and Masopust puts a dangerous cross into the box from the right wing, which Italy clear.
Italy get the second half underway...
Schick is coming on for Krmencil and Zima replacing Celustka for the Czechs at the interval.
An impressive half from Italy and a very poor one from the Czechs.
Berardi put a terrible ball into the box from a good position but immediately sought to win the ball back and almost did just catching Boril with a foul.
GOAL FOR ITALY! Barella puts in a driving run towards the Czech penalry area and then sees his shot deflect wickedly off Boril and skew over Pavlenka and just inside the far post.
Immobile plays the ball wide to Insigne inside the box but he just loses control of the ball at a crucial moment leading to him hitting the ball into the side-netting.
Spinazzola cuts in from the left and shoots towards goal with his right foot but it is blocked near the source.
Chiellini heads a corner towards goal when Pavlenka, the reserve Czech stopper, looks a little uncertain punching clear.
The players are having a drinks break on what appears a stifling night in Bologna.
Lovely turn from Insigne in the box but his effort at goal is blocked.
Barella puts in a nice cross from the right wing but Immobile at the far post cannot get a good connection with his diving header.
There was a slight deflection but a big goal for Immobile who has been criticised for his lack of goals.
GOAL FOR ITALY! Insigne puts in a cross which Brabec can only clear into the path of Immobile who shoots home at the near post.
Bonucci is back on the field. Still looking a little ginger.
The Italian medical team are on looking at Bonucci who like his partner a few minutes earlier was on the wrong end of a tucssle with Kremencik. He is hobbling off the field.
Krmencik tries an audacious 35 yard lob after outmuscling Chiellini with Donnarumma out but his effort is high over the bar.
The ball drops nicely for Locatelli 25 yards from goal but he side-foots the ball well wide on the half-volley.
Donnarumma comes out to punch a deep free kick out for a throw in.
Insigne this time feeds Immobile in the left hand side of the area but he shoots well wide of the target.
A nice through ball from Jorginho seems to put Insigne through on goal but Brabec clears well.
Brabec heads the corner at the back post back to Boril who sees his effort blocked.
Barak pus a ball into the box from the right wing but Florenzi is there to clear the ball for a corner.
Italy are defending a 26-match unbeaten record in this game.
Jankto puts in a dangerous low ball across the six-yard box but Italy clear
The Czech Republic get us underway...
Anthems underway, almost ready to go.
Like England, Italy have been hit with a pre-tournament injury blow with Stefano Sensi missing out and being replaced by Matteo Pessina of Atalanta.
It seems it's not just the standard of football from the Azzuri which has slipped - what to make of that jacket?
The Czechs beat England at home in qualifying of course and will face them again in the potentially crucial third game in the group.
Neither Soucek nor Schick in the Czech side tonight. You would presume this is a case of managing their minutes.
It will be interesting to see how Italy are looking, a few years on from their historical football nadir failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, they couldn't have done more than a perfect record in qualifying, but questions remain for when they step up in quality.
Three injury outs for the Czechs, they will hope to have them back for their first game a week on Monday against Scotland.
These are the Czechs who will take the field in a little under an hour.
This is how the Azzuri will line up...
Hello and welcome to Eurosport's coverage of the pre-European Championships friendly between Italy and the Czech Republic. I'm Ciaran Baynes and I'll be following the match with you.