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Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Follow all of Italy’s actions against Switzerland in Group A of Euro 2020 in Rome tonight.

The Italians started the tournament exactly as they had planned, with Lorenzo Insigne inspiring them to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Turkey in the opener on Friday night. Striker Ciro Immobile has also made it onto the scoresheet as Roberto Mancini’s men started as they intend to continue impressively.

Switzerland also started well and should have secured the victory over Wales in their first game in Baku on Saturday before being pegged and forced to take a share of the points. The pressure is now on to get a positive result to keep their knockout hopes of qualifying for the round of 16 on track with impressive striker Breel Embolo against Wales likely to be the key to their chances.

There could be changes for the Azzurri with Mancini ready to use his impressive squad, telling Sky Sport Italia: “The goal is to qualify and it’s going to be tough against Switzerland, a team with a smart coach and who knows what. that she has to do. They are a very good team and play well together.

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Euro 2020: Italy 1-0 Switzerland

40 ′: A chance for the always dangerous Spinazzola, but his delicate strike from the outside of the foot just missed.
Italy played some really wonderful stuff in that first half. Can they add a second before the half-time whistle?
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 8:39 PM

Euro 2020: Italy 1-0 Switzerland

35 ′: Italy looks dangerous with every attack. They always press high and the speed of their passes was exceptional in the first half. Switzerland barely came out of their own half in the final 15 minutes.
Such incisiveness on the side of Mancini.
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 8:36 PM

BUT! Italy 1-0 Switzerland (Locatelli ’25)

25 ′: And Italy has its goal. It was started and finished by Manuel Locatelli.
Sassuolo’s man made a nice change of play with his left foot towards Berardi on the right side. Berardi charged into the Swiss area and squared the ball to Locatelli, who had made an explosive run to reach the penalty area. Locatelli was right in shooting from five meters.
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 8:28 PM

Euro 2020: Italy 0-0 Switzerland

24 ′: Hard blow for Italy, while Chiellini signals to the bench to withdraw it, the 36-year-old defender feeling the back of his hamstrings.
Perhaps that was a precaution, as Chiellini has suffered from injury issues over the past two seasons at Juventus.
He is replaced by Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi.
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 8:25 PM

Euro 2020: Italy 0-0 Switzerland

18 ′: Chiellini’s goal refused by the VAR for handball following a corner from Insigne.
It was the right call. Much to the chagrin of the Juventus defender.
But you feel that a legitimate Italian goal is not far off here.
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 8:21 PM

Euro 2020: Italy 0-0 Switzerland

13 ′: You have to wonder how long Switzerland can hold out. Italian pressing have now become relentless, with both full-backs bombarding forward, especially Spinazzola on the left.
Surely it is only a matter of time before Italy scores?
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 8:14 PM

Euro 2020: Italy 0-0 Switzerland

10 ′: Great luck for Italy, and Immobile. Spinazzola brilliantly combined with Insignia on the left side. Spinazzola jumped past Nico Elvedi and floated into a cross to Immobile, but the Lazio striker’s header was off target, passing over the bar.
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 8:12 PM

Euro 2020: Italy 0-0 Switzerland

6 ′: A brilliant start on both sides at the Olimpico. Switzerland weren’t intimidated by playing what is essentially an away game. They had more ball in the opening minutes than Turkey against Italy in the opening game of the competition.
Italy is playing good things between Berardi, Insigne and Jorginho.
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 8:08 PM

Euro 2020: Italy 0-0 Switzerland

1 ′: And we have the kickoff at Stadio Olimpico!
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 20:00

Euro 2020: Italy vs Switzerland

Is there a bigger national anthem than that of Italy?
Emmet PortesJune 16, 2021 7:56 PM


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