The Italian national team finished the first half of its match against Switzerland with a score of 1-0, in the match that the two teams are currently gathering at the “Olympico” stadium in the second round of Group A matches in the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”, which is currently being held and continues until the eleventh of this month. Next July, 24 teams will participate in 11 different cities.
Italy vs Switzerland
The bright spot was in the 26th minute when Manuel Locatelli received the ball in front of the goal from Berardi and hit it directly into the net, scoring Italy’s first goal 1-0.
The referee canceled a goal through the veteran Italian captain Giorginio Chiellini, the Azzurri defender, after a follow-up in front of the goal from a corner kick, but the referee canceled it after resorting to the video technology feature, and it became clear that the ball hit Chiellini’s hand before it was shot into the goal.
Giorgio Chiellini was injured in the 25th minute to ask for a change and was replaced by Francesco Acerbi.
The formation of the Italian national team was as follows: Goalkeepers: Donnarumma / Defense: Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola / Midfield: Barilla, Jorginho, Locatelli / Forwards: Berardi, Immobile, Insigne.
The Italian team entered the match and its main goal was to achieve the three points and get closer to the playoffs of the tournament after a very strong display at the opening of “Euro 2020”, after winning at the expense of Turkey by three clean points..
A victory over Switzerland would make Italy the first team to qualify for the knockout stages without looking at the rest of the group’s results, but the man who will try to stop it knows the Olympic Stadium, which will host Wednesday’s match, well..
The first and second places from the six groups qualify for the Round of 16, in addition to the best 4 thirds from the groups..
Roberto Mancini, the coach of the Italian national team, also seeks to continue the good performance and the path of victories, especially since everyone put the team in the ranks of the strong candidates to win the title after successive positive results under his leadership..
Italy is at the top of Group A in the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”, where it is at the top of the group with 3 points..