UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights Italy vs Wales and Switzerland vs Turkey: It is the final match for group A as all four teams take the field as both matches will be played simultaneously. Italy lead through Matteo Pessina’s strike in the 39th minute against Wales in Rome. The Azzuri are already through to the last 16, while Wales need a draw to make sure of progressing to the next round and a win would put them through in pole position.
On the other hand, Haris Seferovic gave Switzerland the lead in the 6th minute as Xherdan Shaqiri netted two, in the 26th and 68th minute, as Irfan Kahveci pulled one back in the 62nd minute for Turkey in Baku.
FULL TIME! Italy beat Wales 1-0 and Switzerland defeat Turkey 3-1
Italy finish on top of Group A with 9 points as Wales finish in second with 4 points, sme of Switzerland, with a goal difference of 1, as compared to a negative 1 for the Swiss.
Turkey end their campaign without a win and on 0 points.
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39' - GOAL! Matteo Pessina gives Italy the lead against Wales!
Joe Allen gives away a foul on Marco Verratti on the right-hand side, as he himself takes the free-kick. He send it into the near post, where Pessina side-foots it into the far corner.
And to think he wans't even in the original squad for the EUROs.
26' - GOAL! What a strike! Xherdan Shaqiri doubles Switzerland's lead against Turkey!
Seferovic takes a shot but it is blocked, as Zuber takes the ball and passes it onto to Shaqiri, who takes a touch to control before whipping a glorious curling effort around Turkish keeper Cakır and inside the near post. That too with his 'weaker' right foot.
Switzerland vs Turkey
6' - GOAL! Haris Seferovic gives Switzerland the lead against Turkey!
Zuber gets the ball off a richochet and passes it onto Seferovic, who looks around and drills a low shot across the goal and the Turkey has no chance at all
KICK OFF! Italy vs Wales and Switzerland vs Turkey gets us underway for the final Group A game.
Italians are already through to the knockout stage and are looking to push their unbeaten run to a record-equalling 30 games.
Wales need a draw to make sure of progressing to the last 16 and a win would put them through as group winners ahead of the Azzurri.
Swiss need a win while needing to better Wales' goal difference to be sure of advancing, with the 2016 semi-finalists playing Italy at the same time in Rome.
Turkey, who have lost their first two games and conceded five goals without scoring, must win if they are to possibly progress as one of the four best third-placed teams.
Switzerland Starting XI - Yann Sommer; Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Silvan Widmer; Steven Zuber, Remo Freuler, Granit Xhaka (capt), Ricardo Rodriguez; Xherdan Shaqiri; Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic
Turkey Starting XI - Ugurcan Cakir; Zeki Celik, Caglar Soyuncu, Merih Demiral, Mert Muldur; Kaan Ayhan; Irfan Kahveci, Ozan Tufan, Cengiz Under, Hakan Calhanoglu; Burak Yilmaz (capt)
🗒️ Switzerland and Turkey team news...— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 20, 2021
🇨🇭 Steven Zuber and Silvan Widmer start for Switzerland
🇹🇷 Kaan Ayhan and İrfan Can join Ozan Tufan in midfield
🤔 Who will be the difference maker? #EURO2020
Italy Starting XI - Gianluigi Donnarumma; Rafael Toloi, Leonardo Bonucci, Alessandro Bastoni, Emerson Palmieri; Matteo Pessina, Jorginho, Marco Verratti; Federico Chiesa, Andrea Belotti, Federico Bernardeschi
Wales Starting XI - Danny Ward; Ethan Ampadu, Joe Rodon, Chris Gunter; Connor Roberts, Joe Allen, Joe Morrell, Neco Williams; Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Dan James
🗒️ How Italy and Wales line up in Rome...— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) June 20, 2021
🇮🇹 Italy make 8 changes; Verratti returns
🏴 Gunter, N. Williams and Ampadu all start
Key player for both sides? 🔑#EURO2020
Here's how the teams from Group A can qualfiy for knockouts...
Italy are through and will top the group if they avoid defeat.
Wales will be confirmed in the top two with a draw or if Switzerland fail to beat Turkey.
Switzerland can finish in the top two if they win and Wales lose – the teams will then be separated on goal difference – but will be eliminated if they lose.
Turkey cannot finish in the top two and must beat Switzerland to come third in the group.
Italy matched a team-record 30-match unbeaten streak by beating Wales 1-0 at the European Championship.
Matteo Pessina scored late in the first half by redirecting a free kick from Marco Verratti.
Wales defender Ethan Ampadu was sent off with a straight red card for stepping on Federico Bernardeschi 10 minutes into the second half.
Italy finished Group A with a perfect nine points. Wales has four points.
The Italians will play the second-place team from Group C at Wembley Stadium in London next Saturday.
The victory also marked Italy’s 11th straight win and clean sheet.
Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals to give Switzerland a 3-1 victory over Turkey at the European Championship.
The victory might be enough to give the team a spot in the round of 16 as one the best third-place teams.
Winger Steven Zuber assisted on all three of Switzerland’s goals. Haris Seferovic scored the first one.
Irfan Can Kahveci scored Turkey’s goal. It was the team’s first goal of the tournament.
Turkey lost all three of its group matches and has been eliminated.