Switzerland beats holders Italy to reach Euro 2024 quarterfinals

Switzerland beats holders Italy to reach Euro 2024 quarterfinals

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In a significant upset, Switzerland knocked out Euro 2020 champs Italy 2-0 in their last-16 match in Berlin.

Published On 29 Jun 2024

Switzerland discarded ruling champs Italy out of Euro 2024 with a sensational 2-0 triumph to reach the quarterfinals for the 2nd time in their history.

Murat Yakin’s very well-drilled side beat the flat two-time winners in the last 16 clash in Berlin on Saturday and will face England or Slovakia in the next round.

Ruben Vargas teed up Remo Freuler for Switzerland’s 37th-minute opener before curling home magnificently himself right at the start of the 2nd half to deservedly double their lead.

Footballer kicks goal.
Switzerland’s Ruben Vargas ratings their 2nd objective in the 46th minute versus Italy [Lisi Niesner/Reuters]

A new-look Italy, brief on star power and without numerous of the secret figures that led them to Euro 2020 magnificence, used little in action to Switzerland’s energetic displayscreen.

“It harms, it actually harms,” stated Italy’s captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

“We can just state sorry to everybody,

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