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Italy, Germany play out 0-0 draw, Buffon equals European record

Football Soccer - Italy v Germany - International Friendly Match - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy - 15/11/16 - Italy's Marco Parolo in action against Germany's Serge Gnabry. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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MILAN, Italy (Reuters) – World champions Germany and Italy played out an entertaining goalless draw in their friendly international on Tuesday with both sides missing a string of chances in their final match of the year.

The Germans, who beat Italy twice this year including in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals following a penalty shootout, were without half a dozen key players – with Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Jerome Boateng all missing.

In a game which marked Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon earning his 167th cap – equalling the European record – the hosts dominated the encounter but Germany also had their share of chances.

Italy’s biggest chance came eight minutes from the end with Andrea Belotti hitting the post with a low shot.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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