Pessina’s goal earns Azzurri victory but Rob Page’s men ensure Euro 2020 progress – .

Pessina’s goal earns Azzurri victory but Rob Page’s men ensure Euro 2020 progress – .

Wales survived a scare to reserve their place in the round of 16 of Euro 2020.
Rob Page’s side were narrowly beaten 1-0 by Italy in Rome – Matteo Pessina’s first-half goal was enough for the Azzurri.

This means Roberto Mancini’s side finished atop Group A after winning all three of their matches as they are now on a remarkable 30-game unbeaten streak – the best joint streak in their history.

Wales sent off Ethan Ampadu at the Stadio Olimpico, but a heroic defensive effort in the second half allowed them to withstand Italian pressure.

In the other key group game, Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1 in Baku.

This meant the Swiss finished the group stage with four points, the same total as Wales.

However, the Red Dragons took second place after finishing with a better goal difference, which saw them advance to the round of 16.

Wales will now face the Group B runner-up in Amsterdam on Saturday. You can read more about it here.

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Italy: Donnarumma (Sirigu 89); Toloi, Bonucci (C) (Acerbi 46), Bastoni, Emerson; Pessina (Castrovilli 87), Jorginho (Cristante 75), Veratti; Chiesa, Belotti, Bernardeschi (Raspadori 75).

Unused subscribers: Meret, Di Lorenzo, Spinazzola, Locatelli, Insigne, Immobile, Barella.

But : Pessina 39

Yellow card: Pessina 79

Wales: Salle; Ampadu, Rodon, Gunter ; C Roberts, Allen (Levitt 86), Morrell (Moore 60), N Williams (B Davies 86); Balle (C) (Brooks 86), Ramsey, James (Wilson 75).

Subtitles not used: Hennessey, A Davies, Lockyer, T Roberts, Norrington-Davies, J Williams, Mepham.

Yellow cards: Allen 52, Gunter 79

Red card: Ampadu 55

Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan


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