Soccer-Locatelli brace eases Italy into Euro 2020 knockouts

Soccer-Locatelli brace eases Italy into Euro 2020 knockouts

17/6/2021 12:21:00 AM

Soccer-Locatelli brace eases Italy into Euro 2020 knockouts

ROME (Reuters) - Manuel Locatelli bagged a brace of goals for the first time in his career as imperious Italy defeated Switzerland 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday to become the first side into the last-16 of the European Championship.

Ciro Immobile added a late third to secure back-to-back 3-0 wins for Italy in the tournament, which extends their unbeaten run to 29 games, the last 10 of which have been victories where they have scored 31 goals and conceded none.Italy lead Group A with six points after two rounds of matches and are ahead of Wales (four), Switzerland (one) and Turkey (zero). They can seal top spot with a draw in their final pool game against Wales on Sunday.

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