Italy vs. Netherlands: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

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Italy vs. Netherlands: Winners and Losers from International Friendly
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On Thursday, Italy beat the Netherlands 2-0 in an international friendly.

For both sides, the match was special.

Italy saw new manager Antonio Conte make his debut on the touchline, while Guus Hiddink made his first appearance in the dugout as the new Dutch boss.

For Hiddink, it was anything but a dream start. Forced to finish the match with 10 men after defender Bruno Martins Indi was sent off after only nine minutes, Oranje lost 2-0, never standing a chance against the Italians.

It was a peculiar game of football, and it's difficult to come up with any positives the Dutch can take home with them.

Here, we examine all the evening's winners and losers. 

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