Antonio Conte handed starts to Wojciech Szczęsny, Daniele Rugani, Stefano Sturaro, and Rodrigo Betancur as he heavily rotated his side. Stefano Pioli sent out his expected XI except for Vincent Laurini at rightback.
Just 5 minutes into the period, substitute Mario Gaspar switched off on the back post, allowing Mario Mandžukić a free header from a Juan Cuadrado cross, and the Croat struck home.
Goals: Mandžukic 52’ (ass. Cuadrado)
Bookings: Barzagli 23’, Laurini 37’, Badelj 50’, 66’ (sent off 66’), Astori 64’