By beating Switzerland (3-0), the Italians have already obtained their ticket for the last 16. Wales and Russia are also on the right track, unlike Turkey, who have seriously jeopardized their chances of qualification.
Russia ensures the essential
Beaten by Belgium (3-0) in their opening game, Russia recovered against Finland (1-0).
Dominant, Russia made the difference thanks to a little gem of Aleksey Miranchuk, author of a sublime shot before the break. The Russians come back to the height of the Finns, who had beaten Denmark in the first game. Three points, so precious, after the failure against the Red Devils, welcomed as a tremendous joy by the Russian clan.
Turkey on the ropes…
For its part, Wales dominated Turkey (2-0). A second defeat in the tournament that seems to condemn the Turks.
Outclassed by Italy in the curtain raiser of the Euro (0-3), last Friday in Rome, the Turks fell again from high yesterday. This time, it was Wales who got the better of Yilmaz and company. Logically and with a score of 2-0. A setback recorded in Baku almost synonymous with elimination for Turkey. Except miracles in cascade.
Italy wins with brilliance
Yes, Italy will have to be counted among the title contenders. The Transalpine team put in another remarkable performance by sweeping aside Switzerland (3-0) last night in Rome, thanks to a double from Manuel Locatelli and a goal from Ciro Immobile. With two victories in two games, Roberto Mancini’s enthusiastic team is already through to the last 16.
Finland: 0 – Russia: 1 (goal: Miranchuk, 45th + 2)
Turkey: 0 – Wales: 2 (goals: Ramsey 42e, Roberts 90e + 5)
Italy: 3 (goals: Locatelli 26th, 52nd, Immobile 89th) – Switzerland: 0
Thursday, June 17:
Ukraine – North Macedonia at 9am on beIN Sports
Netherlands – Austria at 3pm on beIN Sports
Denmark – Belgium at 12pm on beIN Sports