Italy is the first team to qualify for the knockout stages of the Euro! Squadra Azzura won their second success in two games against Switzerland (3-0).
Locatelli scored a double against Switzerland
Attractive against Turkey (3-0) when it entered the Euro, Italy confirmed this Wednesday by dominating Switzerland (3-0), the occasion of the 2nd day of group A. A new very successful performance for Squadra Azzura which validates its qualification for the knockout stages.
Italy opens the scoring logically
After the first ten relatively balanced minutes, Italy took the measure of their opponent and moved into the Swiss camp. But neither Immobile, whose head passed overhead, nor Chiellini, who was denied a goal for a hand following a corner, failed to materialize the Italian domination. Unhappy on his canceled goal, the Italian captain also had to leave his partners in the 24th minute for a thigh injury.
Italy could have been disturbed by the exit of Chiellini, but in the end they did not have time to think about it. Only two minutes later, Locatelli received a cross from Berardi to give a logical advantage to Roberto Mancini’s men (1-0, 26 ‘)! Behind, the Italian team remained dominant, but Immobile and Spinazzola failed to materialize two opportunities to make the break before the break.
Locatelli offers himself the double
The Swiss returned with other intentions in the second period. But Vladimir Petkovic’s men were quickly showered by Locatelli. The midfielder of Sassuolo offered himself a double to break with a clear strike from the left into the small net (2-0, 52nd). Despite this blow, the Nati still tried to react afterwards, but the Italian defense did not let anything go and Donnarumma was vigilant on a Zuber shot from his near post.
In control after their second goal, Italy scored a third at the end of the match, on a strike from Immobile from outside the area (3-0, 89th), and ended a 10th game without conceding a goal. , a first since 1990. With two units ahead of Wales and five over Switzerland, while Turkey has their counter blocked zero, the Italians are sure to finish second in the minimum group before their last match. against the Welsh, June 20.
The score of the match: 6/10
There was only one team on the pitch tonight. Italy completely dominated Switzerland and left nothing but crumbs their opponent, who hardly ever sought the Italian goalkeeper. Like against Turkey, Squadra Azzura again put on a pleasant show and scored three nice goals.
The goals :
– From his half of the field, Locatelli sends a long ball to the right of the field towards Berardi, who provokes and enters the box on the right side before crossing in front of the goal. At the start of the action, Locatelli took advantage of a defense obsessed by Immobile to find himself alone in front of the cage and propel the ball into the net (1-0, 26 ‘).
– Dcal by Barella the entry of the area, full axis, Locatelli arms an unstoppable left strike along Sommer’s left post, scotch on his line (2-0, 52nd).
– Served 20 meters full axis, Immobile arms a strike from the right cross which beats Sommer, author of a hand fault (3-0, 89th).
Maxifoot has awarded a score (out of 10) comments on each player.
The man of the match: Manuel Locatelli (8.5 / 10)
The Sassuolo midfielder will remember this evening for a long time. At the start of the action with magnificent inspiration to find Berardi, he scored his first goal in a major international competition to put Italy ahead. In the second period, he even scored a second with an unstoppable left strike entering the area. The last Italian player to score a double against Switzerland? A certain Alessandro Del Piero. Replace the 86th with Matteo Pessina (not not).
Gianluigi Donnarumma (6): never contributed for an hour, the Italian goalkeeper remained focused to make a decisive parade against Zuber in the 63rd minute. He didn’t have much else to do afterwards. Another quiet evening.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo (7): holder in the absence of Florenzi, injured, the right side never trembled in this meeting. He gave off a lot of serenity, the image of this ball which he lets pass between his legs to deceive Seferovic entering his surface and obtain a goal clearance.
Leonardo Bonucci (7): thanks to his experience and his sense of placement, the defender of Juve has never been in difficulty in this part. Despite his speed which could have been an asset, Embolo did not manage to surprise him.
Giorgio Chiellini (not rated): author of a goal refused for a hand on the action, the Italian captain could not finish the first period. He has to come out for a thigh injury. Replace the 26th by Francesco Acerbi (6), who ensured by being just as solid and sacrificed himself on a shot from Zuber.
Leonardo Spinazzola (6.5): always very interesting in his offensive initiatives, the Italian left side delivers a good cross for the head that Immobile misses on the first opportunity of the meeting, then gives himself an opportunity on a controlled shot. Defensively, he responded present and never suffered.
Nicol Barella (7): as in the first match, the lungs of Inter Milan still weighed heavily. Precious recovery at first, he gained momentum on the offensive side in the second period and Locatelli shifts on the second Italian goal. Replace the 86th with Bryan Cristante (non not).
Jorginho (7): as a conductor, the Chelsea midfielder dictated the tempo throughout the meeting. Valuable in the recovery and correct in his transmissions, he still has clear the Italian game.
Manuel Locatelli (8.5): read the comment above.
Domenico Berardi (8): still very visible ahead tonight, the winger of Sassuolo pushed Rodriguez to his limits with success. He dropped the Swiss defender to give Locatelli a decisive pass on the opening goal. It was again his good work that led to the second Italian goal. Replace the 70th with Rafael Toloi (non not).
Ciro Immobile (6): force of perseverance, the Lazio striker ended up finding the net at the end of the match on a cross strike. A fair reward after having created the danger without managing to materialize on his three previous attempts.
Lorenzo Insigne (6): very interesting in his ability to eliminate his opponents by passing or dribbling, the Napoli winger is a constant poison. He may have been a little too easy at times and cannot find the frame on his two shots, but it was a pleasure to see him evolve in this team. Replace the 69th with Federico Chiesa (not not).
Yann Sommer (4): the Swiss goalkeeper can not do much on the two goals of Locatelli. On the other hand, he made a fault of his hand on the third goal of Immobile.
Nico Elvedi (3): like all his defense, the Mnchengladbach player had a complicated evening. He suffered in the face of Badge technique and Immobile calls, which often found spaces in his back.
Fabian Schar (4): the Newcastle defender started his meeting rather well by making several valuable interventions. A little too alone in his defense, he ended up letting go and did not attack Locatelli on the second Italian goal. Replace the 57th by Steven Zuber (non not), who stumbles on Donnarumma the hour mark.
Manuel Akanji (3): positioned in the left axis of defense three, the Dortmund defender had a lot of trouble with the displacements of Berardi and Di Lorenzo. Too rough in his placement, he also lowered his arms fairly quickly, the image of this action on which he trotted while Immobile rushed to goal in the second period.
Kevin Mbabu (4): the Swiss right piston had the merit of being rather active in his lane to try to offer solutions offensively and come back to Insignia. Replace the 57th by Silvan Widmer (non not).
Remo Freuler (3): the Atalanta player delivered a very discreet match. Offensively and defensively, he did not exist against Italian midfielders. Replace the 84th by Djibril Sow (non not).
Granit Xhaka (4): the Arsenal midfielder delivered an interesting first period in a watchdog role in front of his defense. He collected some precious balls at the start of the match. The rest was more complicated, he suffered in the face of the physical impact and the technical mastery of the Italians.
Ricardo Rodriguez (3): the defender of Torino had a difficult evening in his left lane. He suffered enormously against Berardi, who dropped him on the Italian opener. In his role as a piston, he was also far too messy on his rare climbs. We expected more from him to destabilize the Italian bloc.
Xherdan Shaqiri (4): in a free electron position, he tried to exist in this meeting but it was too complicated against such a solid Italian team. He had a lot of trouble combining with his attackers and ultimately failed to create danger. Replace the 76th with Ruben Vargas (non not).
Haris Seferovic (3): with only 13 small balls touched, the Swiss striker never weighed in front during the first period. Replace the 46th by Mario Gavranovic (3), which was not more in sight.
Breel Embolo (4): very interesting on his first match during this Euro, the Swiss striker was still very agitated but could not finish his actions. He often lacked control in the last pass or the last dribble.
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ITALY 3-0 SWITZERLAND (mi-tps: 1-0) – EURO 2020 – group A / 2nd day
Stade: Olympic Stadium, Rome – Referee: Sergei Karasev, Russia
Buts : Mr. Locatelli (26th) Mr. Locatelli (52nd) C. Immobile (89th) for ITALY
Warnings : –
Locatelli gives Italy the lead (1-0, 26th)
The joy of the Italians after the doubling of Locatelli (2-0, 52nd)
Immobile scored his second goal in this Euro (3-0, 89th)