Italy v Switzerland, 16 June 2021

Score3-0 to Italy
RefereeSergei Karasev
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group A
VenueStadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance12,445
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Igor Demeshko (RUS) and Maksim Gavrilin (RUS) Fourth official: Michael Oliver (ENG) Video Assistant Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER) This was match no. 14 of the pan-Europe Euro 2020 tournament. Switzerland remained without a win in the last nine meetings with Italy since May 1993 when Roy Hodgson's team won a FIFA World Cup qualifier in Berne.

3  Italy

Manager: Roberto Mancini

0  Switzerland

Manager: Vladimir Petković

Goals:

Manuel Locatelli 26 G
Manuel Locatelli 52 G
Ciro Immobile 89 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Defender Giorgio Chiellini (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola
Midfielder Nicolò Barella
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder Manuel Locatelli
Forward Ciro Immobile
Forward Lorenzo Insigne

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer
Defender Manuel Akanji
Defender Nico Elvedi
Defender Kevin Mbabu
Defender Fabian Schär
Defender/Midfielder Ricardo Rodríguez
Defender/Midfielder Granit Xhaka (captain)
Midfielder Remo Freuler
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri
Forward Breel Embolo

Substitutions:

Francesco Acerbi for Giorgio Chiellini 24
Federico Chiesa for Lorenzo Insigne 69
Rafael Tolói for Domenico Berardi 70
Matteo Pessina for Manuel Locatelli 86
Bryan Cristante for Nicolò Barella 87

Substitutions:

Mario Gavranović for Haris Seferović 46
Silvan Widmer for Kevin Mbabu 58
Steven Zuber for Fabian Schär 58
Ruben Vargas for Xherdan Shaqiri 76
Djibril Sow for Remo Freuler 84

Cards:

Cards:

Mario Gavranović 49 Y
Breel Embolo 79 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alex Meret
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Francesco Acerbi
Defender Emerson
Defender Rafael Tolói
Midfielder Bryan Cristante
Midfielder Matteo Pessina
Midfielder/Forward Federico Bernardeschi
Forward Andrea Belotti
Forward Federico Chiesa

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel
Goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo
Defender Loris Benito
Defender Eray Cömert
Defender Silvan Widmer
Midfielder Christian Fassnacht
Midfielder Djibril Sow
Midfielder Denis Zakaria
Midfielder/Forward Mario Gavranović
Midfielder/Forward Ruben Vargas
Midfielder/Forward Steven Zuber
Forward Admir Mehmedi

Comments:

After failing to score more than two goals in a game at a UEFA European Champions finals prior to this tournament (played39), Italy had now won both of their opening two games at Euro 2020 by a 3-0 margin. Having now won their last ten games, Italy had now scored 31 goals without reply. Manuel Locatelli became the first player to score more than one goal in a game for Italy at the UEFA European Championship finals since Mario Balotelli in a 2-1 win against Germany in 2012. Giorgio Chiellini scored after 19 minutes but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to a handball decision.

Comments:

Including qualifiers, Switzerland had now lost two of their last 16 games in the UEFA European Championship (won eight). Switzerland had drawn their preceding four games at UEFA European Championship finals; they would have become the first team to draw five consecutive games at the finals. This was their heaviest defeat since a 5-2 loss to France in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil on 20 June 2014.