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UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights: Finland 0-1 Russia, Turkey 0-2 Wales and Italy 3-0 Switzerland

UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights: Russia beat Finland as Wales defeated Turkey and Italy thrashed Switzerland 3-0

News18 Sports | June 17, 2021, 02:22 IST

UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights, Finland vs Russia and Turkey vs Wales and Italy vs Switzerland: Manuel Locatelli scored two goals, after Giorgio Chiellini’s header that went in was disallowed after a VAR check, with Ciro Immobile adding a third as Italy beat Switzerland 3-0 in Rome. There was a bomb scare before the match. Aleksei Miranchuk scored a beautiful goal to give Russia the win against Finland in Saint Petersburg. Joel Pohjanpalo scored but a VAR check showed he was offside. Mario Fernandes was taken to the hospital after his fall as Russia confirmed a spinal injury.  In the second game, Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts scored the goals to hand Wales a 2-0 win over Turkey in Baku as Gareth Bale missed a penalty.

UEFA EURO 2020: FULL COVERAGE Points Table | Schedule | Results

Jun 17, 2021 02:22 (IST)

Italy beat Switzerland 3-0!

Manuel Locatelli scored two goals and Italy beat Switzerland 3-0 to advance to the last 16 of the European Championship with a game to spare.

Locatelli’s first goal came following a textbook exchange with Sassuolo teammate Domenico Berardi midway through the first half in Rome. His second came with a long and low shot shortly after the break that left Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer immobile.

Ciro Immobile added the last goal from long range in the 89th.

Giorgio Chiellini had a goal waved off by video review early in the match because of a handball. Then the Italy captain exited with an apparent left thigh injury.

Italy leads Group A with a six points. Wales is next with four points after earlier beating Turkey 2-0 in Baku.

Switzerland has one point and Turkey has zero.

Italy will next play Wales while Switzerland meets Turkey in the final group games.

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Jun 17, 2021 02:21 (IST)

GOAL! Ciro Immobile scores the third for Italy against and Switzerland!

Jun 17, 2021 02:16 (IST)

87' - Change!

Manuel Locatelli is off and on comes Matteo Pessina.

Jun 17, 2021 02:14 (IST)

85' - Change!

Djibril Sow comes on in place of Remo Freuler.

Jun 17, 2021 02:12 (IST)

79' - Yellow Card!

Breel Embolo goes into the referee's book for his challenge on Nicolo Barella as the Italian attempted a turn with the ball.

Jun 17, 2021 02:09 (IST)

77' - Change!

Ruben Vargas in on in place of Xherdan Shaqiri.

Jun 17, 2021 01:58 (IST)

70 ' - Changes!

Federico Chiesa and Rafael Toloi are on in place of Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Berardi 

Jun 17, 2021 01:54 (IST)

64' - Saved!

Gianluigi Donnarumma with two savesback-to-back! Steven Zuber is denied on both counts!

Switzerland are trying their best to not give up in this game. but the Italian defence has stood strong so far...

Jun 17, 2021 01:46 (IST)

58' - Changes!

Steven Zuber and Silvan Widmer come on in place for Fabien Schaer and Kevin Mbabu!

Jun 17, 2021 01:41 (IST)

GOAL! Manuel Locatelli hits his second to double Italy's lead against and Switzerland!

What a finish. Domenico Berardi is on the right side but as his square ball is blocked checks back and plays it into the middle that finds its way onto Locatelli, who drills the ball into the bottom right from distance. Yann Sommer did not move an inch.

Jun 17, 2021 01:38 (IST)

49' - Yellow Card!

Mario Gavranovic comes on and goes into the referee's book for his tackle on Leonardo Bonucci

Jun 17, 2021 01:33 (IST)

2nd HALF! Italy and Switzerland get us underway for the second 45!

Swiss change - Mario Gavranovic comes on in place of Haris Seferovic.

Jun 17, 2021 01:20 (IST)
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Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi took to social media to a device was placed on the car some four hours before the match at the Stadio Olimpico.

Jun 17, 2021 01:18 (IST)

HALF TIME! Manuel Locatelli's goal is the difference between Italy and Switzerland!

Jun 17, 2021 01:08 (IST)

37' - Miss!

Leonardo Spinazzola gets a chance on goal as Fabien Schaer and the rest of the Swiss defense follow but the Italian's shot is off target.

Jun 17, 2021 01:06 (IST)

33' - Cheeky!

Ciro Immobile gets past his marker and he tries to side step Yann Sommer in the Swiss goal but keeper gets a hand to it and palms it away. The ball falls to Lorenzo Insigne, who tries to bend it into the far corner but Fabien Schaer get the ball to safety.

Jun 17, 2021 00:58 (IST)

26' - GOAL! Manuel Locatelli gives Italy the lead against Switzerland!

Domenico Berardi races down the left and gets it first time ball from Locatelli. He returns the favour as Locatellicompletes an easy finish past Yann Sommer.

Jun 17, 2021 00:56 (IST)

24' - Change!

Giorgio Chiellini is forced off and Francesco Acerbi comes on in his place. Leonardo Bonucci takes over the captain's armband. 

Jun 17, 2021 00:52 (IST)

19' - NOT A GOAL! Giorgio Chiellini puts the ball in the back of the net with a thumping header but VAR check reveals that the Italy skipper got a handball. The goal is disallowed.

Jun 17, 2021 00:48 (IST)

17' - Tackles!

A few tackles are flowing in from both Italy and Switzerland but the referee is on top of it all at the moment.

Jun 17, 2021 00:45 (IST)

12' - Shot! 

Domenico Berardi tries a shot from 20 metres out, but it can't get through the white shirts inside the Switzerland penalty area. 

Jun 17, 2021 00:42 (IST)

10' - Opening Exchanges!

Immobile and Insigne have put Italy on the front foot in the opening exhancges as Embolo has troubled Chiellini on more than one occassion, especially with his speed.

Jun 17, 2021 00:30 (IST)

KICK-OFF! Italy and Switzerland get us underway in Rome!

Jun 17, 2021 00:11 (IST)

Switzerland Starting XI - Yann Sommer; Nico Elvedi, Fabien Schaer, Manuel Akanji; Kevin Mbabu, Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka (capt), Ricardo Rodriguez; Xherdan Shaqiri; Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic

Jun 17, 2021 00:10 (IST)

Italy Starting XI - Gianluigi Donnarumma; Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini (capt), Leonardo Spinazzola; Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli; Domenico Berardi, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne

Jun 16, 2021 23:25 (IST)

FULL TIME! Connor Roberts and Aaron Ramsey scored the goals as Wales beat Turkey 2-0!

Wales has four points in Group A from its first two games while Turkey has zero after losing both of its matches.

Turkey had strong support from traveling fans and many locals in close ally Azerbaijan. The presidents of both Turkey and Azerbaijan were in attendance.

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Jun 16, 2021 23:24 (IST)

GOAL! Connor Roberts doubles the lead for Wales against Turkey!

Jun 16, 2021 22:53 (IST)

PENALTY MISS! Gareth Bale misses a penalty!

He had won it and sends it into orbit!

Jun 16, 2021 22:17 (IST)

HALF TIME! Aaron Ramsey's goal the difference between Wales and Turkey!

Jun 16, 2021 22:14 (IST)

GOAL! Aaron Ramsey gives Wales the lead against Turkey!

Bale is the architect with a glorious lofted pass over the centre of the Turkey defence. Ramsey times his run to perfection, chests down, and whips his finish it pas the Turkish keeper to give Wales the lead.

UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights: Finland 0-1 Russia, Turkey 0-2 Wales and Italy 3-0 Switzerland
UEFA Euro 2020: Italy vs Switzerland (AP)

Finland vs Russia

A goal in first-half stoppage time by Aleksei Miranchuk got Russia’s Euro 2020 campaign back on track as they beat Finland 1-0 in Group B on Wednesday.

Joel Pohjanpalo thought he had given the Finns the lead in the fifth minute but his powerful header was ruled out for offside after a VAR review, and the rest of the first half was played at a high tempo.

With both sides committing players forward in attack, Miranchuk popped up just before the break to curl in a superb left-footed effort to put his side in front.

The Finns, who beat Denmark 1-0 at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen on Saturday following Christian Eriksen’s on-field collapse, threw everything they had at their neighbours but struggled to hit the target as the Russians held on to win.

The result moves Stanislav Cherchesov’s side up to second in the standings on three points, ahead of Finland thanks to the head-to-head result. Belgium, who beat Russia 3-0 in their opener, top the group ahead of their game against Denmark on Thursday.

Turkey vs Wales

Wales moved a big step closer to qualifying for the knockout stages of the European Championship after Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts scored in a 2-0 win over Turkey in their second Group A match at Baku’s Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

Ramsey failed to convert two chances early in the first half but scored just before halftime when he made a run through the middle to chest down Gareth Bale’s perfect ball over the defence and slip it past the goalkeeper.

Wales could have doubled the lead at the hour mark when Bale was tripped by Zeki Celik at the edge of the box and awarded a penalty, but the Welsh skipper skied his effort after a stuttering run up.

Wales scored right at the death in injury time when a corner was played short and Connor Roberts was on hand to divert a Bale pass past goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir to seal the victory.

Italy vs Switzerland

Manuel Locatelli bagged a brace of goals for the first time in his career as imperious Italy defeated Switzerland 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday to become the first side into the last-16 of the European Championship.

Midfielder Locatelli, 23, opened the scoring with a simple tap-in following Sassuolo team mate Domenico Berardi’s excellent run down the right wing, before he rifled a shot into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box early in the second half.

Ciro Immobile added a late third to secure back-to-back 3-0 wins for Italy in the tournament, which extends their unbeaten run to 29 games, the last 10 of which have been victories where they have scored 31 goals and conceded none.

Italy lead Group A with six points after two rounds of matches and are ahead of Wales (four), Switzerland (one) and Turkey (zero). They can seal top spot with a draw in their final pool game against Wales on Sunday.

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