Italy ITA Pessina (39')
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European Championship Gameweek 3
Jun 20, 2021 KO: 16:00

Italy - Wales

Stadio Olimpico Roma
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan
Pessina 39'  

Player Ratings

Italy 1-0 Wales Player Ratings: Verratti runs the show & Bale struggles as hosts top Group A

Roberto Mancini's side were already assured of a place in the last 16 but they made it three wins out of three with a narrow triumph.

Verratti was close to his brilliant best against Wales

Italy secured top spot in Group A of Euro 2020 on Sunday, beating Wales 1-0 in Rome even though they made changes to their starting XI with progression already assured.

Wales will join them in the last 16 as the narrow loss ensured they remained above Switzerland on goal difference and finished in second place.

Matteo Pessina got the only goal towards the end of a dominant first half for Italy, who were worthy winners despite the close scoreline. Ethan Ampadu was sent off for Wales in the second half.

MCL
Italy
9.1
  • Verratti was close to his brilliant best as he ran the show and created a game-high five chances. His low free-kick set up the opener six minutes before half-time. On top of that, the midfielder ensured Italy dominated possession and also had a hand in other chances for Pessina and Federico Bernardeschi before the break, plus had an attempt himself. Helped Italy to keep control of proceedings after the interval and set up late chances for Chiesa and Bryan Cristante.

    MCR
    Italy
    8.0
  • On his first start at a major tournament, Pessina latched on to Verratti’s free-kick after a clever piece of movement and sent an accurate finish into the bottom corner from 12 yards. He had three shots in the first half, finding the target with two of them, and was constantly involved. More quiet after the break, when he was booked, but he had already made his mark and, as Verratti did, created a shooting opportunity for Chiesa shortly before his late substitution.

    AMR
    Wales
    5.5
    After starring against Turkey, Bale struggled to make an impact here. He could have grabbed a draw for 10-man Wales in the closing stages, but volleyed over from a glorious opportunity eight yards out. It was his only shot of the match and he did not create a chance for his team-mates before he was replaced with five minutes left. Wales will need more from their star man in the last 16.

    DL
    Wales
    5.6
  • Ampadu looked astonished to get a straight red card for a 55th-minute foul on Bernardeschi, but he was late with his contact on the Italy forward’s ankle and had a raised boot, a decision which was confirmed by a VAR check. He became the youngest player to be to be shown a straight red card in Euros history.

    Players Stats

      NAME TEAM POS NAT  
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    ATT/WON
    DUELS
    ATT/WON
    CLEAR ERR CHANCE ERR GOAL POSS LOST OFFSIDE RECOV LAST MAN
    TACKLE
    FINAL THIRD PEN SHOTS ON TARGET BLOCKED DRIBBLES TOUCHES
    IN BOX
    BIG
    CHANCE
    SAVES GOALS CON PEN CON PEN SAVE DECISIVE FIRST EQUALISER PEN WON
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    Donnarumma GK Italy 89 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Rafael Tolói DR Italy 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Bonucci DCR Italy 45 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Bastoni DCL Italy 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Emerson DL Italy 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Pessina MCR Italy 87 1 - 1 - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 - -
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    Jorginho MC Italy 75 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Verratti MCL Italy 90 - 1 - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Chiesa WR Italy 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Belotti S Italy 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Bernardeschi WL Italy 75 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Acerbi D Italy 45 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Sirigu GK Italy 1 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Cristante M Italy 15 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Castrovilli M Italy 3 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Raspadori F Italy 15 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Ward GK Wales 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - -
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    Gunter DR Wales 90 - - 1 - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Rodon DC Wales 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Ampadu DL Wales 54 - - - 1 - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Roberts MR Wales 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Allen MCR Wales 86 - - 1 - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Morrell MCL Wales 60 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Williams ML Wales 86 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Bale AMR Wales 86 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    James AML Wales 74 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Ramsey S Wales 90 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Wilson M Wales 16 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Moore M Wales 30 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Davies D Wales 4 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Brooks M Wales 4 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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    Levitt M Wales 4 - - - - - - 0/0 0/0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -