Italy ITA Locatelli (26', 52'), Immobile (89')
3-0 FT
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European Championship Gameweek 2
Jun 16, 2021 KO: 19:00

Italy - Switzerland

Stadio Olimpico Roma
Referee: Sergey Karasev
Locatelli 26'  
Locatelli 52'  
Immobile 89'  

Match preview

Still no Verratti - How Italy could line up against Switzerland

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder is close to full fitness but is unlikely to be risked by Roberto Mancini

Italy head coach Roberto Mancini will likely not call upon the services of Marco Verratti for the Euro 2020 Group A match against Switzerland.

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder missed the opening match of the tournament against Turkey and is still battling back to full fitness due to a knee problem.

He could be involved in the final fixture against Wales, but Mancini will need to be careful about reintroducing him too soon with Italy looking likely to reach the knockout stages.

Italy didn't miss Verratti in their opening game too much, either, as the Azzurri swept aside Turkey with a comfortable 3-0 victory on Friday evening, with an own-goal from Merih Demiral and strikes from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne sealing all three points.

That pair will be part of the front three once again for Italy, with the final place on the right-hand side up for grabs between Domenico Berardi and Federico Chiesa. Mancini will probably go with the former again.

With Verratti not likely to start that will mean a place in midfield for Manuel Locatelli again alongside Jorginho and Nicolo Barella.

Leonardo Spinazzola was fantastic against Turkey and will retain his spot at left-back, with veterans Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci partnering in the middle.

There could be a change at right-back, however, as Alessandro Florenzi was forced off at half-time against Turkey due to a calf issue. His replacement at the break, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, will therefore be recalled to the starting XI.

Italy starting XI versus Switzerland

ITA - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
7.1
  Home  
6.6
7.2
  Away  
6.8
7.2
  Total  
6.7

Match statistics

Italy
Statistics
Switzerland
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
17
9
Draws
3
5
Losses
0
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
61
39
Goals Per Game
3.05
1.95
More > 2.5 Goals
10
10
More > 3 Goals
7
6
Scored First in a Match
17
14
Scored Both Halves
11
7
Won More > 1 Goal
15
5
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
5
20
Did Not Score
1
3
Both Teams Scored
5
12
Kept Clean Sheet
15
6
Won Without Conceding
14
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
822
713
Possession
65
56
Passes
639
523
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
19
17
Shots on Target
6.50
5.80
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.09
Crosses
19
25
Offsides
3.00
3.40
Penalties
0.40
0.00
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.75
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
11
11
Interceptions
11
12
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
14
13
Total Shots Conceded
7.94
10
Shots on Target Conceded
2.64
3.43
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.04
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
13
Yellow Cards
1.35
1.35
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

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