INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Euro 2020: Italy 3-0 Switzerland Post-Match Analysis

Bertrand Traore

Italy defeated Switzerland 3-0 in their second match in Group A of Euro 2020. Manuel Locatelli scored two goals and the third goal was from Ciro Immobile.

As a result, Azzuri are top of Group A and are the first team to qualify for the knockout rounds. Whereas, the Swiss have to win their next group match against Turkey for direct qualification to the next round.

The Italians are on a fine run and are now 29 matches unbeaten with 10 consecutive clean sheets. They have been one of the best teams in the Euro 2020 qualifiers and also in World Cup qualifiers.

Italy 3-0 Switzerland : Team News

Roberto Mancini made a single change after the game against Turkey. He fielded his beloved 4-3-3 formation spearheaded by Ciro Immobile.

Whereas, Vladimir Petkovic named an unchanged starting 11 with a 3-4-1-2 formation.

Italy 3-0 Switzerland : Analysis

It was a closely contested event with the Swiss having a slightly better possession (51%). But, they were less clinical upfront.

In the 20th minute, it seemed Chiellini had scored but after a close look up by VAR, the goal was disallowed. But, he suffered a pulled hamstring and then had to be replaced by Francesco Acerbi. However, six minutes later, youngster Manuel Locatelli got the better of opponent goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

The Alps team were just controlling the play and were rarely taking risks to attack. Jorginho was well assisting with the defense to hardly let the visitors attack. However, in the second half, the Swiss were a more offensive side. But, unfortunately, they found themselves 2-0 down in the 52nd minute after a second goal by Locatelli.

Xherdan Shaqiri was not at his best level and it really affected the team. Finally, Italy completed the thrashing just a minute before the ninety minutes as Ciro Immobile scored his second goal of the tournament.

Notable Performances

Manuel Locatelli (8/10) – Clubs across the world would now surely thinking about a new big-money deal for the youngster. He was in top form and delivered when it all mattered.

Leonardo Spinazzola (7.5/10) – His marvelous speed and ability to attack even as a defender has been one of the strengths for this Italian team.

Yann Sommer (4.5/10) – A terrible performance from the Borussia Monchengladbach keeper and his lack of concentration was the main issue for the Swiss.

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