Key Battles That Will Shape Italy's Clash with Netherlands

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Key Battles That Will Shape Italy's Clash with Netherlands
Peter Dejong/Associated Press

Italy and the Netherlands face off in Bari on September 4 in what promises to be one of the most fascinating post-World Cup friendly fixtures of the international break.

The match will represent Azzurri coach Antonio Conte's first fixture in charge of the national side, while the Dutch also have a new manager at the helm in the experienced Guus Hiddink.

Both sides will be looking ahead to the start of their respective Euro 2016 qualifying campaigns and will likely use this match to test out a number of players and formations.

Here are a number of the key clashes that could influence the result of this glamour friendly.

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