Italy is looking to confirm its strong start in the European Football Cup, when it receives Switzerland today in a hot summit in the second round of the group stage of the European Cup in football, after an impressive series in which it achieved nine victories without conceding a net. And if it achieves its tenth victory in a row, Italy will equal what it achieved in the qualifiers, when it achieved ten consecutive victories in a group that included the likes of Finland, Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Italy scored a clear victory in the opening at home in Rome, with three goals against Turkey in the second half, while Switzerland squandered its lead against Wales in the last quarter of an hour, ending the Baku match with a 1-1 draw.
Switzerland has won only twice in 14 continental finals matches in which it has participated four times, starting in 1996, and the last was its best in 2016 when it reached the round of 16.
In the same group, Turkey is looking for compensation when it meets Wales in Baku, and Turkey was unable to impose its style against Italy and seemed weak offensively in delivering the balls to veteran Burak Yilmaz. On the other hand, Wales has the speed and alongside its star Gareth Bale, Wales are counting on Kiefer Moore, who scored the equalizer against Switzerland. This match is of great importance for Wales, especially as it faces strong Italy in the last third round.
And in an orphan participation in its history in 2016, Wales achieved a very impressive result in reaching the semi-finals, while Turkey’s best results were reaching the 2008 semi-finals in four participations.
In the second group, Finland hosts Russia in St. Petersburg, excited by its 1-0 victory over Denmark.
Yuel Pohianpalo scored Finland’s goal in its first participation in the finals, while Russia’s best results after its separation from the Soviet Union were reaching the 2008 semi-finals. Finland is looking to approach qualification by beating Russia, and if it succeeds, it may qualify directly tomorrow if the leader and candidate Belgian team succeeds Strongly for the championship by defeating Denmark.
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