Goals from Jorginho and Berardi saw a make-shift Italy side beat Poland 2-0 to go top of the Nations League Group A1.
Goals from Jorginho and Domenico Berardi saw Italy defeat 10-man Poland in the Nations League.
This was a head-to-head for the top spot in Group A and with it a place in the Nations League Final Four tournament. The Netherlands had eight points (having already played), Poland seven, and Italy six.
The Chelsea midfielder tucked home on 27 minutes after Andrea Belotti was fouled by Grzegorz Krychowiak.
Jacek Goralski was dismissed 13 minutes from time after bringing down Belotti and receiving a second booking.
Berardi then made the points safe six minutes later, cutting inside onto his left foot to finish with aplomb after a neat through ball by Lorenzo Insigne.
The win takes the Azzurri takes back to the top of their group after the Netherlands had earlier beaten Bosnia-Herzegovina thanks to an early Georginio Wijnaldum double and a second-half strike by Memphis Depay.
Roberto Mancini’s men travel to Sarajevo to face Bosnia on Wednesday, while Poland host the Netherlands the same day.
Italy: G Donnarumma (7), Florenzi (7), Acerbi (6), Bastoni (6), Emerson (7), Barella (7), Jorginho (8), Locatelli (6), Bernardeschi (6), Belotti (7), Insigne (6)
Subs: Okaka (5), El Shaarawy (6), Berardi (8), Di Lorenzo (6)
Poland: Szczesny (5), Bereszynski (6), Glik (6), Bednarek (5), Reca (6), Krychowiak (5), Moder (6), Szymanski (7), Linetty (6), Jozwiak (6), Lewandowski (7)
Subs: Zielinksi (5), Milik (6), Grosicki (5), Goralski (5)
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