Italy defeated the Budapest hosts in an easy victory to advance to the Nations League finals. Hungary, led by Marco Rossi, needed just a draw to advance to the competition's semifinals going into the match at the Puskas Arena. Giacomo Raspadori was able to score and give Italy the lead, nevertheless, thanks to a defensive blunder.
After the break, Federico Dimarco converted Bryan Cristante's cross to give the European champions the victory. With 11 points from six games, Italy wins Group A3 by one point over Hungary. Germany comes in third, followed by the demoted England in fourth. Additionally, it is Italy's first victory in Budapest since 1996. Roberto Mancini's team deservedly won, despite the need for many outstanding late saves from goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Italy, who didn't make the cut for the World Cup in Qatar, will compete in the finals event in June along with Croatia and the Netherlands, with Spain and Portugal battling it out for the final berth on Tuesday in Braga.