Coming into the ultimate match within the group stage of the EURO 2020 last, Italy has a really snug mentality when it has received the ticket to proceed from the earlier match. Coach Mancini had 8 adjustments within the beginning lineup whereas Wales selected to play defensively as a result of they solely wanted to attract to advance to the following spherical.
The Italian staff quickly dominated the sport however had issue approaching the opponent’s purpose. Wales performed very disciplined with many layers of defence. Nevertheless, the chance regularly got here to the “military of the sky shirt” extra with the mobility of the wings Bernardeschi and Chiesa.
Within the thirty ninth minute, Verratti took an attractive free kick for Matteo Pessina to attain a one-touch shot to open the scoring.
Wales solely had a number of notable upswings, however their most harmful alternative was squandered by captain Gareth Bale in a state of affairs that would not have been extra favorable. In the direction of the tip of the sport, Italy took the initiative to carry the ball and Wales was not serious about dashing up.
In the long run, Italy received with a rating of 1-0, thereby advancing to the following spherical with a document of successful and never conceding. Wales additionally received the best to proceed due to the distinction with Switzerland.
By scoring towards Wales, Matteo turned the youngest Italian participant (24 years and 60 days) to attain in his first recreation at a serious match since Antonio Cassano at Euro 2004 17 years in the past.
That is additionally the ultimate results of the match. Italy received all 3 matches within the group stage, scoring 7 objectives and conceding none, topping Group A. 7 objectives is Italy’s finest scoring document within the group stage of main tournaments because the 1998 World Cup.
Coach Mancini’s military turned the primary staff in EURO historical past to win 3 group matches with out conceding a single purpose.
This victory additionally marked the milestone of 30 unbeaten matches beneath the previous Man Metropolis coach, equaling the longest unbeaten streak in Italian soccer historical past. Coach Mancini and his college students received their eleventh consecutive victory in all competitions and spent greater than 1000 minutes with out conceding a purpose, just one match lower than the nice document of the Italian staff beneath Feruccio Valcareggi. .
Italy is more likely to proceed to interrupt many different information when solely dealing with weaker groups within the spherical of 16 (Group C, Ukraine or Austria).