Switzerland vs Italy UEFA Euro 2024 Round of 16 Highlights | Switzerland are through to the Quarter Finals following a 2-0 victory over the defending champions Italy

Freuler and Vargas scored as Switzerland knocked the defending champions Italy out of the UEFA Euro 2024 to qualify for the last eight of the tournament.

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Switzerland vs Italy: Freuler scored the opener against Italy

Freuler celebrates Switzerland's first goal of the game | Image: X

Switzerland beat Italy by 2-0 in Berlin to qualify for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Euro 2024. Freuler scored the opener for Switzerland in the first half and then Vargas scored a stunning curler right after the start of the second half to double the lead. Italy never looked comfortable in the game and Switzerland completely dominated the game right from the start. Italy came close a few times later in the match but the Swiss defence was ready to clear out everything.ย 

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Switzerland vs Italy: A brief highlight of the game

Embolo had a brilliant chance to score the opener in the 24th minute but Donnarumma denied it from going in. But, Freuler scored 13 minutes later after receiving a pass from Vargas. Freuler was completely unmarked. He took a touch and then hit it towards the near post. Donnarumma could do nothing and the ball went in.ย 

The second half started with a bang with Vargas scoring a beautiful goal from outside of the box. Italy didn't close him down and the Swiss winger had all the time in the world to unleash a beautiful curler. Once again, Donnarumma could do nothing to stop the ball from going in. It was a nearly perfect hit and Switzerland doubled the lead.

Later Scamacca had a chance to put one back but he missed the opportunity. Schar hit his own post with a header but other than that, Italy couldn't create anything special.ย 

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  • Jun 29, 2024 23:42 IST

  • Jun 29, 2024 23:41 IST
    That banger from Vargas

  • Jun 29, 2024 23:39 IST
    Switzerland become the first team to qualify for the Quarter Final of the Euro 2024

  • Jun 29, 2024 23:27 IST
    Full Time | Switzerland 2-0 Italy

    Switzerland have knocked the defending champions out of the Euros. What a terrific display from the Switzerland team. They deserve all the credit and are through to the next round.

  • Jun 29, 2024 23:21 IST
    Italy are on their way to get knocked out of the tournament | 90'

    The defending champions are possibly going out.

  • Jun 29, 2024 23:14 IST
    So close from taking a 3-0 lead | 83'

    Xhaka sends the ball to Zuber who beats Di Lorenzo and squares it into the box past Donnarumma but fails to find a teammate on the far post.

  • Jun 29, 2024 23:11 IST
    Freuler has been top notch today | 79'

    Frueler’s half-volley from the edge of the box goes miles over the post.

  • Jun 29, 2024 23:08 IST
    Double Substitutions from Switzerland | 77'

    Embolo and Ndoye are off. Duah and Sierro replace them.

  • Jun 29, 2024 23:02 IST
    Substitution for Switzerland | 72'

    Vargas and Rieder are subbed off after dropping terrific performances today. Zuber and Stergiou are the players to come in.

  • Jun 29, 2024 23:02 IST
    Rieder is unstoppable today

    The way Rieder is playing today is just brilliant. He has been a nightmare in the midfield for Italy. He is winning fouls continuously.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:56 IST
    Substitution for Italy | 64'

    Barella's day is over. Retegui replaces him and now there are two number 9s for Italy.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:55 IST
    Italy are slowly trying to get back into the game | 62'

    The Italian players are pressing high up the field with intent and it's not too late to make a comeback.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:48 IST
    Yellow card for Mancini | 57'

    Yellow card to Mancini for a late tackle on Rieder.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:46 IST
    What a scare! | 53'

    Schar tries to clear the ball with a header but it goes towards his own net and ultimately hits the post, inches away from becoming the eighth own goal of the tournament.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:45 IST
    Poor game from Italy so far | 52'

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:37 IST
    That is some start from Switzerland! | Vargas scores a stunner | 46'

    Vargas scores from outside the box with a beautiful curler. Donnarumma could do nothing to stop it from going in. The Italian defenders didn't close down Vargas; he had all the time in the world to unleash that banger. Switzerland are ahead by 2-0 now.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:37 IST
    The second half begins

    Zaccagni on for El Shaarawy and the second half begins in Berlin.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:29 IST
    Half-time in Berlin

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:29 IST
    Freuler at his absolute best

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:28 IST
    Granit Xhaka masterclass in the first half

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:24 IST
    End of the First Half | Switzerland are leading by 1 goal

    The first half ends and the Italian fans will be happy to see there is still hope for their team to make a comeback in the second half. If Switzerland would have been clinical with their chances the scoreline could have been 3-0 or 4-0 by now.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:21 IST
    Sensational Free Kick from Rieder | 45+1'

    Rieder takes a free kick from the right. He curls it in perfectly into the near post but Donnarumma stops it from going in. Donnaruma stopped the ball but it hit the post before going out. He is in top form today.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:18 IST
    Poor tackle from El Shaarawy | 45'

    The Italian winger sees the yellow for a poor foul on Fabian Schar. It could have been gotten worse for El Shaarawy.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:16 IST
    Di Lorenzo is looking fine to continue | 43'

    Di Lorenzo was down on the ground after an awkward slip. But, he seems fine to continue for now.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:09 IST
    Switzerland are ahead | Brilliant goal from Freuler | 37'

    Switzerland breaks into a quick attack and Vargas plays a pass into the box. Freuler reaches and takes a touch before firing it into the back of the net. It gets a slight touch off Donnarumma before going in but Freuler was completely unmarked and the Italian skipper couldn't do anything about that. What a brilliant goal from the Swiss team. They deserve all the praise for good.

    Freuler scores his seventh goal for Switzerland in his 77th appearance.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:08 IST
    Barella sees the yellow card | 35'

    There is no control in the midfield for Italy. Barella sees the yellow for a poor tackle on Rieder.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:05 IST
    Powerful shot flies over the bar | 31'

    Schar tries to go for a left-footed shot from inside of the box but his shot is blocked by the strong Italian defender. However, Rodriguez gets the ball in a good position outside of the box. He unleashes a powerful shot but it goes over the bar.

  • Jun 29, 2024 22:02 IST
    Switzerland are not clinical with their chances | 30'

    Switzerland are dominating the game but they lack the finishing touch.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:58 IST
    Sensational save from Donnarumma | 24'

    Embolo is through on goal from the left but Donnarumma was off his line and he saved it. What a brilliant save from the Italian skipper and it's a golden chance miss for the Swiss.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:56 IST
    Anthem for the Ages

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:55 IST
    What a chance for Italy! | 19'

    El Shaarawy wins a free-kick 27 meters away from the goal. Di Lorenzo tries to dink it but is offside. Big chance goes begging for Italia.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:51 IST
    First Corner for Italy | 16'

    Cristante receives a beautiful pass but his cut-back pass into the box is cleared away by Rodriguez for a corner.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:44 IST
    Brilliant cross from Xhaka | 12'

    Xhaka sends in a cross from deep onto the left side of the post and Ndoye connects with the ball but the connection is not that sweet.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:42 IST
    Barella is injured | 9'

    Barella is down on the ground. He is receiving medical attention.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:40 IST
    Italy are defending in numbers | 7'

    Switzerland keeping the ball at the moment.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:36 IST
    Positive start for Switzerland | 4'

    Vargas sends in a cross from the left but Bastoni clears it out with a strong header.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:34 IST
    First Half Kick Off

    The first half begins in Berlin. Switzerland kicks off the game.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:31 IST
    It's all set to begin shortly

    The players are ready for the game.

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:28 IST
    Keeping the fans motivated

  • Jun 29, 2024 21:25 IST
    Final practice

  • Jun 29, 2024 20:56 IST
    Last warmup ahead of the game

  • Jun 29, 2024 20:41 IST
    The Legend says

  • Jun 29, 2024 20:39 IST
    They are here

  • Jun 29, 2024 20:36 IST
    Crazy scenes in Berlin

  • Jun 29, 2024 20:32 IST
    Starting XIs

    Switzerland: Sommer, Akanji, Rodriguez, Schar, Freuler, Xhaka, Rieder, Aebischer, Embolo, Vargas, Ndoye.

    Subs: Stergiou, Elvedi, Zakaria, Okafor, Steffen, Mvogo, Zuber, Zesiger, Sierro, Duah, Kobel, Shaqiri, Jashari, Amdouni.

    Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Mancini, Bastoni, Darmian; Barella, Fagioli, Cristante; Chiesa, Scamacca, El Shaarawy

    Subs: Buongiorno, Gatti, Frattesi, Jorginho, Pellegrini, Raspadori, Vicario, Bellanova, Retegui, Zaccagni, Cambiaso, Folorunsho, Meret, Dimarco.

  • Jun 29, 2024 20:32 IST
    Battle of the Shotstoppers

  • Jun 29, 2024 20:30 IST
    It's not just a game

  • Jun 29, 2024 18:28 IST
    The Swiss manager ahead of the big game

  • Jun 29, 2024 18:23 IST
    The Wall

  • Jun 29, 2024 18:23 IST
    The Skipper

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