ITALY are chasing another three points tonight as they take on Switzerland in Euro 2020.
- Kick-off time: 8pm BST
- TV channel: ITV1
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- Italy XI: Donnarumma, Bonucci, Chiellini, Di Lorenzo, Spinazzola, Locatelli, Barella, Jorginho, Insigne, Immobile.
- Switzerland XI: Sommer, Akanji, Schar, Elvedi, Rodriguez, Xhaka, Freuler, Seferovic, Mbabu, Shaqiri, Embolo.
HERE COME THE TEAMS!!!
The Olimpico is set to host the big Euro 2020 clash between Italy and Switzerland!
Italy are being led out to the pitch by captain Giorgio Chiellini whereas Granit Xhaka dons his country’s armband.
Quite a few fans in the stands so there will be a nice and entertaining atmosphere.
Do you know how long it has been since the last time Switzerland beat Italy?
It happened when Azzurri manager Roberto Mancini was still playing football!
The Swiss national team haven’t beaten tonight’s opponents in 28 whole years!
Switzerland international Granit Xhaka is expected to leave Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
Xhaka has spent five years at the Gunners and has amassed a total of 13 goals and 20 assists in 220 appearances across all competitions.
The midfielder, though, seems set to move to Roma who have been monitoring him for a while and their new manager Jose Mourinho is said to be a big fan.
However, the north Londoners have rejected an initial €15million (£12.9m) offer from the Giallorossi
EVERYTHING BUT IMMOBILE
Lazio star Ciro Immobile broke a significant hoodoo in his international career last week against Turkey.
Immobile scored his first ever goal for Italy in a major competition after two failed attempts in the Euros and another two in the World Cup.
The striker’s finish against the Turkish national team marked his 14th goal in 47 caps across all competitions.
The 31-year-old impressed this season in the Serie A as he finished as the league’s fifth top scorer with 20 goals in 35 matches
Italy manager Roberto Mancini has been enjoying tremendous success ever since taking over at the helm of his country’s national team.
Mancini took over in 2018 from caretaker manager Luigi Di Biagio, after Gian Piero Ventura’s dismissal, and has since led the Azzurri to a staggering 22 wins in 31 matches.
The ex-Manchester City boss has only lost twice throughout his tenure as Italy head coach to France and Portugal.
The 56-year-old turned his national team’s fortunes around thanks to his incredible work and now his nation is among the favourites to win Euro 2020
Switzerland manager Vladimir Petkovic appears to have opted for a 3-4-1-2 formation without any changes from the team that drew with Wales last week.
Yann Sommer starts in goal whereas Nico Elvedi, Fabian Schar and Manuel Akanji start in defence.
Kevin Mbabu plays at right wing-back with Ricardo Rodriguez on the other side, whereas Remo Freuler and captain Granit Xhaka link up in midfield.
Xherdan Shaqiri plays behind the attacking duo of Haris Seferovic and Breel Embolo
Italy manager Roberto Mancini appears to have opted for 4-3-3 formation with only one change to the team that beat Turkey last week.
Gianluigi Donnarumma starts in goal with Giovanni Di Lorenzo, replacing Alessandro Florenzi, at right-back and Leonardo Spinazzola on the other side, while Leonardo Bonucci and captain Giorgio Chiellini link up at centre-back.
Nicolo Barella, Jorginho and Manuel Locatelli team up in midfield.
Domenico Berardi, Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile lead the attack
3 Widmer, 6 Zakaria, 11 Vargas, 12 Mvogo, 14 Zuber, 15 Sow, 16 Fassnacht, 17 Benito, 18 Mehmedi, 19 Gavranovic, 21 Kobel, 25 Cumart
1 Sirigu, 9 Belotti, 12 Pessina, 13 Emerson, 14 Chiesa, 15 Acerbi, 16 Christante, 20 Bernarderschi, 22 Raspadori, 23 Bastoni, 25 Toloi, 26 Meret
1 Sommer, 4 Elvedi, 22 Schar, 5 Akanji, 2 Mbabu, 8 Freuler, 10 Xhaka, 13 Rodriguez, 23 Shaqiri, 9 Seferovic, 7 Embolo
21 Donnarumma, 2 Di Lorenzo, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini, 4 Spinazzola, 18 Barella, 8 Jorginho, 5 Locatelli, 11 Berardi, 17 Immobile, 10 Insigne
THE TEAM SHEETS ARE IN!!!
Switzerland qualified for Euro 2020 after topping Group D where they bested Denmark, Ireland, Georgia and Gibraltar with five wins and only one loss along the way.
The Swiss, though, struggled a bit in the Nations League as they finished third in their League A group behind Spain and Germany with only one win and two losses in the process.
However, the national team’s recent record has been very impressive as they have won six of their last seven matches across all competitions.
Vladimir Petkovic’s men kicked off their Euro 2020 campaign with a 1-1 draw against Wales after Kieffer Moore’s equaliser cancelled out Breel Embolo’s opener
Italy have been in incredible form as they are enjoying a whopping 24-match undefeated streak, with 20 wins and a staggering 66 goals along the way, which spans across a whopping three years.
The Azzurri qualified for Euro 2020 by topping Group J thanks to a clean sweep as they overcame Finland and eliminated Greece, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Armenia and Liechtenstein.
Roberto Mancini’s men also enjoyed success in the Nations League as they finished first in their League A group above the Netherlands, Poland and Bosnia thanks to three wins along the way.
Italy’s Euro 2020 campaign kicked off on the right foot as they beat Turkey 3-0 at the Olimpico thanks to an own goal by Merih Demiral and goals by Ciro Immobile as well as Lorenzo Insigne
Italy and Switzerland’s first ever encounter took place way back in the 1954 World Cup group stage, which the latter won 2-1.
Since then, the two sides have faced off a total of nine times across all competitions with the Azzurri winning a majority of three matches, compared to the Swiss’ two victories.
Their last three matches, all of which were international friendlies, ended in a draw – one of which was goalless and the other two finished with a scoreline of 1-1.
The last time there was a winner in a game between the two nations was in a friendly back in 2003 when Italy won 2-1 with goals by Nicola Legrottaglie and Cristiano Zanetti that cancelled out Alexander Frei’s opener