Live: England U21 0 Italy U21 1

That's it and Italy top European Championship Under-21's Group A. England 0 Italy 1.

Great save Bardi.

Henderson has another chance to have a strike at goal from a free-kick. Last chance for England.

Redmond certainly hasn't done anything wrong but McEachran can't cross his lay off.

Italy happy to play the ball long now in search of Gabbiadini.

We will have 3 minutes of added time.

Henderson's free-kick is long though and the 'keeper claims it when the second cross is delivered.

Bianchetti for a foul on Chalobah.

Marrone off Rossi on.

Redmond, who has been England's best outfield player shoots over. Unlucky and slightly ambitious.

Stuart Pearce needs someone to step up now for his side but Italy continue to push forward. Marrone this time looking to break into the box.

Gabbiadini, who has caused all sorts of problems, fires wide again.

Final England change. Wickham off Delfouneso on.

Italy keeping the ball for fun now. England look tired.

GOAL ITALY! Insigne fires in the free-kick from 20 yards. Deserved lead.

Clyne receives a yellow card for the challenge.

Gabbiadini through on the right and Clyne brings him down. Free-kick but was it inside the area. Foul given outside. Close.

Shelvey off McEachran on.

Verratti with a lovely free-kick but it's slightly too long for Insigne. Where were the England defenders?

Gabbiadini certainly prepared to drop deep when he can and Shelvey fouls him.

A big 20 minutes ahead here...

Italy just giving the ball away now. Clyne breaks down the right and Henderson was there to help but he's just offside.

Gabbiadini has a go from 30 yards but it's very high and very wide.

Shelvey looking for Wickham but he isn't quick enough on this occasion.

Italy looking to take control now. Borini has his shot charged down in the area.

Jason Lowe for a late challenge. He will need to be careful now.

Sordell off Chalobah on.

Italy corner. Butland misses it but it lands back in his hand. Very lucky. Butland not looking quite at his best toight. He then has his kick charged down by Borini.

Florenzi does really well down the right and his ball is headed towards goal by Borini from a tight angle. Butland saves well this time.

Sordell gives the ball away as does Shelvey but the ball ends up in Butlands hands.

Gabbiadini fouls Dawson straight away.

Gabbiadini on for Immobile.

Lovely bit of play in the middle of the park by Verratti again and when it breaks to Immobile he shoots wide.

Game has turned a little scrappy.

Donati looks to get Italy going forward again down the right. England win it back and Redmond wins a free-kick. England looking far more relaxed.

England win a free-kick this time for a foul on Wickham by Marrone.

Great start from England though. Can they push on now and claim a win? Italy come forward again though...

Well, well. What a strange sequence of events.

Incredible! England goal chalked off. Still 0-0.

Italy respond well straight away. Corner.

Clyne wins England a free-kick and Wickham wins a corner. Good work.

Wickham scores but he's well offside. Pearce will be encouraged by England's start.

Decent start from England. Shelvey attacks straight away and Sordell elects to play the ball back to Robinson. His cross is claimed by Bardi though.

England survived the first half and can surely only play better...

Off we go with the second period...

The half-time whistle is blown and England will probably be more pleased to go in at the break all square.

We will have 1 added minute.

England have a goal kick and time for both managers to think about what they will say before the second half.

England happy to slow the game down as we approach the break. Shelvey goes in hard on Biraghi and it's a free-kick.

England free-kick though. Shelvey takes but the flag is up. Offside.

Clyne breaks down the right and gets to the touchline but his cut back is blocked. Florenzi at the other end should have had a penalty but the referee waves away protests.

Redmond does well again. Created some space but shoots over from outside the area.

Verratti looks long this time for Immobile but Butland comes out to claim.

Verratti dictating the play at the moment passing it around with ease. Florenzi crosses and it's a free-kick to Italy. England clear though.

Wickham looks like he has a knock. Will keep an eye on him.

Sordell has received the ball a couple of times down the left in good positions but can' get free from his defender.

Immobile is never still coming short and then spinning in behind the England defence whenever he can. Clyne finding it tough going against Insigne.

Henderson has been quiet thus far. Pearce will want more from him as the game moves on. Lowe then has a try from distance but it's just wide.

Wickham does well winning a free-kick on halfway.

Shelvey with a clever little ball looking for Wickham but he makes a foul and Italy have chance to play out again from the back.

Again, England hit it long but it keeps coming back at them.

Insigne and Immobile exchanges touches and Insigne's flick over Butland lands the wrong side of the bar.

Shelvey swings in another free-kick but Bardi punches clear well. Redmond then crosses but there's no one attacking it.

Florenzi does well down the right and when the ball falls to Insigne he screws his attempt wide of goal.

Shelvey was put through by Redmond but his first touch is heavy and it rolls out of play.

Good link up play between Shelvey and Sordell but Shelvey's final pass is a little long. Better from England.

Redmond crosses but it's cleared easily.

England trying to play a bit of keep ball.

Insigne tries his luck from 25 yards but he hooks it wide.

Redmond loses the ball and Immobile is on the move again. Anxious times for England.

Lucky for England. Clyne heads back past Butland but manages to clear before Immobile can tap in.

England hitting the ball long. Very little for Sordell and Wickham to work with at the moment.

Florenzi then has another chance but Robinson blocks. Good spell for Italy.

Florenzi with space this time down the right but his cross is long.

Immobile leaves Dawson for dead but his shot is just wide. Warning for England.

Uncertainty in the Italy defence and Caldirola gives away a throw. Wickham is then presented with half a chance but it's easy for the 'keeper.

Corner is deep looking for Borini but England win a free-kick.

Borini has a go from distance and it's an Italy corner. Deflected.

Italy appear to have settled now with Verratti looking to take more control of the game. Redmond has a go though at the other end but it's well blocked.

Immobile looking dangerous too running the channels whenever possible.

Offside Borini but he's looking lively early on...

England having most of the ball so far but Italy look to break through Borini.

Shelvey elects to play it short to Redmond but the ball goes out of play.

Shelvey wins a free-kick straight away and England look to fill up the box.

Italy it is to get us started and away we go...

A cheeky clip of Shelvey's ear by Borini as we complete the pre match handshake.

England boys in good voice as well...

We now await the national anthems. We will start with Italy's...

Huge cheers as the teams come out...

The players are in the tunnel waiting to come out. It's going to be quite an atmosphere and what a cracker we have.

The back five for Italy all play for Inter Milan. PSG's midfielder Verratti starts as does Borini from Liverpool. Plenty of experience in the Italy Under-21 side.

25 minutes until kick-off and with the other two sides in the group drawing both England and Italy have a great chance to claim top spot.

England are in Group A alongside Italy (who they face this evening) and Israel and Norway who have just played out a 2-2 draw.

Can England do it tonight and claim a vital three points? Let me know what you think on Twitter. Send a Tweet to @FootballMcD and I'll get as many on as possible.

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Italy Under-21's starting XI v England: Bardi, Donati, Bianchetti, Caldirola, Biraghi, Florenzi, Marrone, Verratti, Insigne, Borini, Immobile.

Nathan Redmond makes England under-21 debut, v Italy, in the European Championship.

England subs: Steele, Rudd, Smith, Wisdom, Lees, Chalobah, McEachran, Zaha, Lansbury, Delfouneso.

England Under-21's starting XI v Italy: Butland; Clyne, Caulker, Dawson, Robinson; Henderson, Lowe, Shelvey, Redmond; Sordell, Wickham.

Full team news to follow...

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Kick-off is at 1930 GMT.


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