Italy faces Switzerland within the second recreation of the Euro 2020 event. A fascinating encounter between two sturdy nationwide groups and geographical neighbors. Italy is quoted by bookmakers as the massive favorite, which isn’t any shock given the Squadra’s successful streak. Nonetheless, it ought to be famous that Italy has been unable to beat Switzerland since 2003, i.e. for 18 years.
Italy: 9 consecutive victories without conceding
The final time Italy did not win and concede a purpose was in October 2020, in opposition to the Netherlands within the Nations League. Since then, the Squadra Azzurra have performed 9 video games in two tournaments and friendlies and achieved 9 victories. Together with, the Italians have been stronger already within the framework of Euro 2020 in opposition to Turkey. The rating of the match was 3-0, with Motionless and Insigne scoring the objectives for the Italians, with Demiral scoring the opening purpose after a Berardi cross ball bounced into the web. As for the formation, Italy performed a 4-3-3 in opposition to the Turks, as they did of their three World Cup 2022 qualifying matches, with Insigne-Motionless-Berardi in the entrance.
Switzerland: A poor begin
Earlier than the beginning of Euro 2020, Switzerland had a 6-match successful streak, together with the Crimson Crosses beating the Bulgarians and the Lithuanians within the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Unsurprisingly, Switzerland has been quoted as favourites to play in opposition to the Welsh in Baku. Nonetheless, the Dragons put up an excellent battle in opposition to the Swiss and drew 1-1, though the Crimson Crosses have been twice forward in nearly every space. Furthermore, the Swiss group had an opportunity to take the lead, even scoring within the eighty-fifth minute, however, the purpose was canceled as a consequence of offside.
The Swiss’ tactical scheme just isn’t as secure as Italy’s. For instance, in opposition to the Lithuanians, the Crimson Crosses performed 4-4-2, whereas in opposition to the Bulgarians they have been 3-4-1-2. In opposition to the Welsh, Petkovic opted for the second possibility, which was not very profitable.
Italy will likely be trying to e-book their place within the knockout phases of Euro 2020 once they tackle Group A’s rivals Switzerland in Rome tonight.
The Azzurri did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup, however, look a special prospect on the Euros – and have already got one foot within the subsequent spherical after beating Turkey of their opening recreation on the Stadio Olimpico.
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That spectacular win and efficiency have marked Roberto Mancini’s facet out as potential contenders to win the European Championship for the primary time since 1968.
Switzerland thought they have been additionally on the way in which to a helpful first win in Baku on Saturday following Breel Embolo’s purpose in opposition to Wales, solely to be pegged again by Kieffer Moore’s header 16 minutes from time – and so they want extra factors on the board this night.
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Italy boss Roberto Mancini will certainly wish to preserve modifications to a minimum after such a powerful opening show in opposition to Turkey.
Nonetheless, PSG full-back Alessandro Florenzi was changed at half-time by Napoli’s Giovanni Di Lorenzo on Friday and subsequently identified with inflammatory muscle harm to the precise calf.
Italy is more and more optimistic star man Marco Verratti will likely be a match to play some half within the group phases — and the midfielder might be named on the bench in opposition to Switzerland tonight.
Verratti missed Italy’s opener with knee harm, however performed 20 minutes in a behind-closed-doors pleasant on Saturday and is again coaching.
“He’s bettering daily,” mentioned Italy coach Roberto Mancini, forward of tonight’s recreation in Rome. “We are going to see if he’ll be capable of being on the bench in opposition to Switzerland, however we’re very optimistic about his situation.”