Chelsea midfielder Jorginho and Inter Milan counterpart Nicolo Barella have been regular starters under Italy coach Roberto Mancini but the former has a knee injury and the latter has still not been able to join up with the national squad because of coronavirus restrictions.
Serie A: Romelu Lukaku scores inside first minute as Inter Milan pull seven points clear; AC Milan beat Roma
Atalanta shook off their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid midweek with a 2-0 win at Sampdoria to move up to fourth.
Serie A: Nicolo Barella, Ivan Perisic script 2-0 win over Fiorentina as Inter Milan move to top of table
Antonio Conte's side pulled one point clear of AC Milan to keep the pressure on their city rivals who host lowly Crotone on Sunday.
Inter are equal on 40 points with local rivals Milan, who travel to Cagliari on Monday, with Juventus seven points behind the top two in fifth.
UEFA Nations League: Italy beat Netherlands to move to top of group; Czech Republic lose to Scotland
It was Italy’s 11th win in 12 matches although some critics tempered that feat by pointing out that none of those victories were against the so-called ‘big teams’ of international soccer.
Coppa Italia: Nicolo Barella's stunning volley sends Inter Milan to semi-final with narrow victory over Fiorentina
Barella scored what was to prove the winner in the 67th minute, volleying in from 20 yards after Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenković headed out a cross.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Spain round off excellent campaign with 5-0 dismantling of Romania; Italy romp to massive 9-1 win over Armenia
Fabian Ruiz put Spain in front after eight minutes while forward Gerard Moreno struck twice and then forced an own goal from Romania’s Adrian Rus before the break, with Mikel Oyarzabal hitting the fifth in second-half stoppage time
Serie A: Nicolo Barella scores first league goal for Inter Milan in 2-1 win over Verona; Torino beat Brescia
Nicolo Barella scored his first league goal for Inter Milan to secure a 2-1 win over Verona which put Antonio Conte's side top of Serie A on Saturday.
England and Italy are closing in on qualification for Euro 2020 as the two countries' talented young squads search for the single win that would guarantee them a place at a landmark tournament.
Serie A: Antonio Conte's back-to-basics style pays off as Inter Milan beat Sampdoria ahead of Champions League clash against Barcelona
Antonio Conte has returned to Italian football in style with Inter Milan flying high under his back-to-basics guidance, ahead of a Champions League trip to Barcelona that will test the Serie A leaders' continental credentials.
Serie A: Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi leaves pre-season training camp midway amid speculation over striker's move to Juventus
Icardi has been rumoured to be in talks with Juventus after protracted contract disputes with Inter Milan and being stripped of captaincy last season
Euro 2020 qualifiers: Fabio Quagliarella becomes oldest ever player to score for Italy in crushing victory over Liechtenstein
Fabio Quagliarella became the oldest ever player to score for Italy as the 36-year-old converted two penalties in a crushing 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win by the Azzurri over Liechtenstein on Tuesday.
Serie A: Inter Milan's Champions League qualification hopes suffer set back after shock defeat to Cagliari
Cagliari could have heaped further misery on Inter in stoppage time at the end of the game but Nicolo Barella missed a penalty kick
'Birth certificate for a new national side': Italy rejoices after Azzurri get first competitive win under Roberto Mancini
Italy's win over Poland was the first competitive win for the four-time world champions since a 1-0 victory over Albania in World Cup qualifiers in October 2017.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Italy failing to qualify would be catastrophic, says coach Giampiero Ventura
"I'm not thinking about the play-offs, we need to think about the next two matches and then based on who we meet we'll weigh things up," said Ventura.