Italy is the first to advance to the European Championship

Italy – Switzerland 3-0

Italy: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini (Acerbi 24.), Spinazzola, Barella (Cristante 87.), Jorginho, Locatelli (Pessina 86.), Berardi (Tolói 69.), Immobile, Insigne (Chiesa 69.)

Switzerland: Sumer, Elvedi, Schar (Zuber 56), Akanji, Mbabu (Widmer 56), Freuler (Sow 84), Xhaka, Rodriguez, Shaqiri (Vargas 76), Seferovic (Gavranovic, during break), Embolo

Jules: Locatelli (26, 52), Building (88.)

What did we expect?

Italy victory.

What did we get?

Italy victory.




Photo: Riccardo Antimiani/AFP

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In the first round of group matches in the European Championship, Italy showed one of the most convincing performances of the opening match against the Turks (we also wrote in detail about Mancini’s tactical draws after the match), and Switzerland stopped last Friday: in the tenth minute, Spinazzola was already arching the ball dramatically Dangerous on Immobile’s head and there was no stopping from here.




Photo: ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP

The Italians, imposing a massive tempo, scored in the 19th minute, but Chiellini’s header was withdrawn after a corner kick following the VAR technique, as the Italian defensive hand also hit the ball. Chiellini’s drama ended in the 25th minute, when an injury forced him to replace the player who was certainly the last player in his European Championship.

A few minutes later, he really had the Italian lead: with the ball he received from Locatelli, Berardi penetrated very well inside the sixteen, then passed into the middle, where Locatelli had just arrived, he must have bombed the goal from close range. Domain.

For the rest of the half, the Italians did not slow down, putting heavy pressure on the Swiss, who was not even able to create a serious goal situation in the first half.

The second half began with a quick Italian goal: Locatelli shot down the left from a good 20 meters in the 52nd minute, and it wasn’t Sommerin who failed to catch up. He was in a streak of the 30th goal he scored in his last game in Italy without scoring any.

In the 64th minute, the first really big Swiss position was that the recently stabilized Zuber was able to shoot relatively soon but strayed, but according to the news, Donnarumma, who signed with PSG only on Wednesday, defended smoothly.

Shortly before the blast, Immobile finally scored in this match as well, firing him off a good 25 with great power, and Sommer could only hit him.

The Italians were also very convincing in the second half in terms of defence, ball production, organization of attack and in general in everything, with confident play and going forward from the group.

One of the big questions in the European Championships is what they will be able to do against a stronger national team. Switzerland’s situation wasn’t entirely hopeless either, as they beat the useless Turks in the last round, and they can still hope to reach one of the top four in the group (or, if the Italians beat Wales very well, even in second place. Place).

man of the match

Locatelli, no dispute: The 23-year-old Sassuolo midfielder finished the match with two superb goals.

In the field of singing

The Italians don’t have many opponents in this tournament.

Especially Bonucci.

Group A standings after two matches:

  • Italy 6 points + 6 goal difference
  • Wells 4 punt, +2
  • Switzerland 1 point, -3
  • Turkey 0 points, -5

The final of the group stage will be held on Sunday 20 June from 6:00 pm against Italy and Wales against Switzerland and Turkey.

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