After Wales’ victory against Turkey (2-0), the other group A match pitted Italy against Switzerland. A meeting that was disputed at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. For this meeting, Roberto Mancini had no surprises in store. As mentioned for several days, Alessandro Florenzi was withdrawn for this match due to contracture in the calf. He was replaced by Giovanni Di Lorenzo on the right side of the defense. Back to collective training for a few days, Marco Verratti was still too fair to resume competition. The Parisian midfielder did not appear on the scoresheet unveiled by UEFA. Thus the midfield of the Blue Team was composed of Nicolò Barella, Jorginho and Manuel Locatelli. Strongly anticipated at PSG, Gianluigi Donnarumma was making his debut in the cages.
In a pleasant start to the match, Ciro Immobile obtained the first situation for Italy, but his header was not on target (10th). A few minutes later, the National thought to open the scoring thanks to its captain, Giorgio Chiellini, but his goal was refused for a hand fault (19th). Manuel Locatelli finally opened the scoring for Italy. The Sassuolo player benefited from a very good job from his club teammate, Domenico Berrardi (1-0, 26th). Seductive in the game, Italy returned to the locker room with this score advantage.
From the start of the second half, Manuel Locatelli scored twice with a nice shot from outside the box (2-0, 52nd). After the hour of play, the Swiss got their real first chances, but Gianluigi Donnarumma made a double save (65th). A few minutes later, Ciro Immobile missed two chances (73rd, 75th). The Lazio striker finally scored before the end of the match thanks to a new strike from outside the area (3-0, 89th). With this 3-0 success, the Blue Team chains a second victory and qualifies for the round of 16 of the competition. The Italians face Wales in their final group stage game.
- XI Italie : Donnarumma – Di Lorenzo, Bonucci (c), Chiellini (Acerbi, 24e), Spinazzola – Barella (Cristante, 87e), Jorginho, Locatelli (Pessina, 86e) – Berardi (Tolói, 70e), Immobile, Insigne (Chiesa, 64e) ).
- Bench: Sirigu, Meret, Belotti, Emerson, Bernardeschi, Raspadori, Bastoni
- XI Switzerland : Sommer – Elvedi, Akanji, Schär (Zuber, 56e) – Mbabu (Widmer, 56e), Xhaka, Freuler (Sow, 84e), Rodriguez – Shaqiri (Vargas, 76e) – Embolo, Seferovic (Gravanović, 46e).
- Banc: Mvogo, Kobel, Zakaria, Fassnacht, Benito, Mehmedi, Cömer