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Euro 2020 Highlights, Italy vs Wales and Switzerland vs Turkey: Italy and Wales Qualify for Knockouts

Euro 2020 Highlights: Italy 1-0 Wales and Switzerland 3-1 Turkey.

News18.com | June 20, 2021, 23:22 IST

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.

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Jun 20, 2021 23:22 (IST)

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.

Italy vs Wales - READ

Switzerland vs Turkey - READ 

Jun 20, 2021 23:16 (IST)

Italy vs Wales

87' - Changes!

Gareth Bales, Necon Williams and AJoe Allen are off and on David Brooks, Ben Davies and Dylan Levitt for Wales.

Italy's goalscorer Matteo Pessina is off and on comes Gaetano Castrovilli.

Jun 20, 2021 23:14 (IST)

Switzerland vs Turkey

86' - Chnages!

Breel Embolo ad Steven Zuber are off and Admir Mehmedi and Loris Benito are on for the Swiss.

Hakan Calhanoglu is brought off and on comes Dorukhan Tokoz for Turkey.

Jun 20, 2021 23:09 (IST)

Switzerland vs Trukey

80' - Changes!

Turkey makes further changes as Cengiz Under is off and on comes Kenan Karaman as Irfan Kaveci is off and Orkun Kokcu is on!

Jun 20, 2021 23:04 (IST)

Switzerland vs Trukey

75 ' - Changes! 

Xherdan Shaqiri and Haris Seferovic are off as Ruben Vargas and Mario Gavrvanovic are on for Switzerland.

Jun 20, 2021 23:03 (IST)

Italy vs Wales

75' - Changes!

Daniel James in off and on comes Harry Wilson for Wales.

Italy's Jorginho and Federico Bernardeschi are off as Giacomo Raspadori and Bryan Cristante are on.

Jun 20, 2021 22:57 (IST)

68' - GOAL! Xherdan Shaqiri restores 2-goal lead for Switzerland against Turkey!

Jun 20, 2021 22:55 (IST)

Italy vs Wales

65' - Save!

Italy are on a lightnight breaks as Chiesa is played in down the right, who picks out Belotti, who arrives late into the box. He takes a shot but Danny Ward makes a save.

Jun 20, 2021 22:53 (IST)

Switzerland vs Turkey

64' - Changes!

Turkey ring in the changes as Irfan Kahveci, Ozan Rufan and Kaan Ayhan are repaced by Yusuf Yazici, Kenan Karaman and Okay Yokuslu.

Jun 20, 2021 22:51 (IST)

62' - GOAL! Irfan Kahveci scores a stunner as Turkey pull one back against Switzerland!

Jun 20, 2021 22:48 (IST)

Italy v Wales

60' - Wales make a change as Kieffer Moore comes on for Joe Morrell. The yare going for it now. 

Jun 20, 2021 22:45 (IST)

55'-  RED CARD! Wales are down to 10 men as Ethan Ampadu is sent off for his full blooded challenge on Federico Bernardeschi. The referee had no choice!

Jun 20, 2021 22:41 (IST)

Italy vs Wales

53' - Hits the Post!

Federico Bernardeschi hits the post from a free-kick after Joe Allen brought down Andrea Belotti ina dangerous position. The Welshman goes into the referee's book for his challenge.

Jun 20, 2021 22:34 (IST)

Italy v Wales

45' - One change for the second 45 minutes, as Francesco Acerbi comes on in place of Leonardo Bonucci.

Jun 20, 2021 22:33 (IST)

Second Half!

Italy-Wales and Switzerland-Turkey get us back underway in Rome and Baku respectively!

Group A as it stands...

Jun 20, 2021 22:18 (IST)

HALF TIME! Italy lead Wales 1-0 and Switzerland are ahead by 2 goals against Turkey!

Haris Seferovic and Xherdan Shaqiri scored for the Swiss and the Azzuris lead courtesy of a Matteo Pessina goal.

Jun 20, 2021 22:10 (IST)

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.  

Jun 20, 2021 22:09 (IST)

38' - Not many Welsh fans have made it to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. The few who traveled to support the team must quarantine for five days when they return under British travel rules.

Jun 20, 2021 22:04 (IST)

Italy vs Wales

34' - As the forward men are showing poor touches in front of goal, it is the Italian boss Roberto Mancini showing some class...

Jun 20, 2021 21:58 (IST)

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.

Jun 20, 2021 21:56 (IST)

Italy vs Wales

25' - Good Chances!

First it was the Italians who were on the front foot and now as the games goes into its 20s, the Welsh have grown more confident and adventuring in the penalty box. The better chancces though have fallen so far to Azzuri's Andrea Belotti.

Jun 20, 2021 21:48 (IST)

Italy vs Wales 

18' - Both teams have had a made advancements in the opening minutes and have also tested the keeper but the scoreline still reads goalless...

Jun 20, 2021 21:41 (IST)

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

Jun 20, 2021 21:38 (IST)

Italy vs Wales:

4' - Blocked!

Wales get a free kick as Gareth Bale is brought down. Aaron Ramsey's free-kick finds N. Williams, who tried direct it into the middle, but Italy's keeper is able to block.

Jun 20, 2021 21:36 (IST)

Switzerland vs Turkey:

3' - Shot!

Turkey with the first attempt of the game against the Swiss over in Baku. Kaan Ayhan takes a stinging attempt on goal but Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer is there to guard his goal! 

Jun 20, 2021 21:31 (IST)

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.

Jun 20, 2021 21:25 (IST)

It all come to this... who will top Group A and who will follow team into the Euro 2020 knockouts... 

Jun 20, 2021 21:03 (IST)

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)

Jun 20, 2021 20:51 (IST)

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

Jun 20, 2021 20:48 (IST)

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.

Euro 2020 Highlights, Italy vs Wales and Switzerland vs Turkey: Italy and Wales Qualify for Knockouts
Euro 2020: Italy vs Wales (AP)

Italy vs Wales

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.

Switzerland vs Turkey

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.

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