Italy topped its group within the European Championship after a 3rd straight win on Sunday, with a first-half objective from Matteo Pessina giving it a 1-0 victory over 10-man Wales, which additionally advances to the knockout phases of the competitors.
The Italians had already assured their progress, whereas Wales secured a berth too by ending forward of Switzerland on objective distinction. The Swiss, who might nonetheless advance as one of many 4 finest third-placed groups, beat Turkey 3-1 in Baku.
Italy supervisor Roberto Mancini made eight modifications to relaxation most of his first-choice starters, however Italy nonetheless dominated and missed a number of possibilities both aspect of Pessina’s Forty second-minute objective, when he steered a low Marco Verratti free kick into the far nook.
Welsh centre again Ethan Ampadu was proven a straight pink card within the fifty fifth minute for stamping on Federico Bernadeschi’s foot, and Wales then missed its finest probability of an equaliser within the 74th when Gareth Bale volleyed over the bar from shut vary.
Italy will subsequent face the runner-up of Group C, whereas Wales will tackle the runner-up of Group B.