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 Perfect Italy Even with B Team

Perfect Italy Even with B Team

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By Gerald Lutchman

PERFECT Italy are through with a perfect record on Group A, while Wales escaped and move on as the second place team after Switzerland could not overcome the goal difference.

Italy made eight changes to their starting 11 from their previous game, still dominated and won. They also brought in five other players. Wow! Who can beat this Italian team? They seem to be the perfect team at this point.

Group B and C also conclude tomorrow – so watch out for more exciting football.

Italy 1 vs Wales 0

20/06/21   12pm


Stadio Olympico.

As I predicted I expected Italy to win this game.

This means that any team hoping to beat Italy must consider their quality on the field and off the bench.

It is a stern warning to all that their bench strength is formidable. The Italians maintained a perfect record of all wins and have not conceded a goal in the tournament so far and bring their unbeaten run to an amazing 30 consecutive games.

They are the first team in the Europeans Champions to have a perfect record and not concede a goal in the group stage.

To beat this Italian team, the opposition must score first and hope the Italians crack. They are amazing in attack, solid in midfield and impenetrable in defence.

The Italians were dominant with 705 possessions, 23 shots at goal with six on target while Wales had only three shots at goal with only one being on target. The 20-year-old Ampadu for Wales became the youngest every player to get a straight red in a a European Championship for a stamp on Bernardeschi in the 55th minute.

Switzerland 3 vs Turkey 1


Predicted score

Baku Olympic Stadium

As predicted, I expected Switzerland to win this game and they did. This was a very entertaining affair. They have four points and are almost guaranteed a spot in the next round as a third place qualifier. A double from Shaquiri in the 26th and 68th sealed the victory following Seferovic early 6th minute strike. At one point it looked like Switzerland would put at least four past Turkey.

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It was an even game with Turkey having 49% of the possession, 19 shots at goal and six on target. Switzerland had 23 shots with ten on target. This game was end to end action and hopefully we see more like this in the remaining first round matches.

Monday’s games 

Group C    Last round


Group C
Netherlands 6 5 2 3  
Ukraine 3 4 4 0  
Austria 3 3 3 0  
North Macedonia 0 2 5 -3  


Ukraine vs Austria

21/06/21 12 noon

Predicted score 2-2 draw

National Arena

At this point Ukraine are in second spot but only on goal difference to Austria. This will be an open affair with both teams knowing a victory will ensure qualification.

Holland vs North Macedonia

21/06/21 12 pm

Predicted score 3 -1  Holland.

I do not think that Holland will follow Italy and field a B team, I think they will go for an all-out win. I do not see North Macedonia having a chance in this game to win.

Group B final round matches.

Group B also concludes Monday from 3pm.

Group B        
Belgium 6 5 1 4
Russia 3 1 3 -2
Finland 3 1 1 0
Denmark 0 1 3 -2


Russia vs Denmark

21/06/21 3pm

Predicted score 2-1 Denmark


Denmark, one of the favourites to advance out of this group is at the bottom, with two loses. Hopefully they pull off win Monday to end on a bright note. It may not be enough for a second round qualification but after the dramatics it will be deserved. Russia will need a win because Finland are on their heels.

Belgium vs Finland

21/06/21   3pm

Predicted score 2 -1 Belgium.

Krestovsky Stadium

A draw from Finland can see them qualify as a third place team. If Russia lose and Finland draw, then they will be straight to the next round. I believe Belgium is just too strong.


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