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The wingers sprint ahead like Ferraris. The midfielders are simply as capable at scoring because the forwards. And the reserves all seem like starters.
It' become quite a turnaround for a group that failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Italy prolonged its unbeaten streak to 29 fits — one shy of the crew report — and saved its 10th clean sheet in that run.
Locatelli's first intention came following a textbook exchange with Sassuolo teammate Domenico Berardi midway thru the first 1/2. His second got here with an extended, low shot quickly after the smash that left Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer helpless.
Ciro Immobile brought the third with every other long-range effort within the 89th for his second purpose of the event.
Giorgio Chiellini had a aim waved off with the aid of video evaluate early in the match due to a handball, earlier than the Italy captain exited with an apparent left thigh injury.
Italy leads Group A with six points after overwhelming Turkey 3-0 inside the tournament opener. Wales is subsequent with four points, after earlier beating Turkey 2-0 in Baku.
Switzerland has one factor and Turkey has 0.
A variety of Italian gamers shape a human pile as they have fun a goal.
The Italians are on hearth and one of the favourites to win Euro 2020.(AP: Alessandra Tarantino)
Locatelli's first purpose turned into an offensive masterclass.
He commenced it off with a long pass from within Italy's half of to Berardi streaking down the proper flank. Berardi then cut inside and crossed again to the onrushing Locatelli, who tapped in from close variety.
And to suppose that Locatelli simplest gained his beginning spot due to an damage to the more skilled Marco Verratti, who's predicted lower back for the next game against Wales.
At age 23, Locatelli became the tournament's youngest scorer so far.
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma preserved the smooth sheet with a double shop on Steven Zuber late inside the 2d half.
The Azzurri have now scored 30 unanswered dreams over their last 10 suits.
In the final group games, Italy stay in Rome to face Wales, whilst Switzerland returns to Baku to stand Turkey.
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