Italy ongoing their fantastic operate in the European Championship with a 1- win in opposition to 10-guy Wales at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.
Though Italy dominated most of the sport, they only managed to rating once in the initial 50 % through Matteo Pessina even with Wales currently being lessened to 10 adult men when Ethan Ampadu was despatched off just after 55 minutes.
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“We are satisfied, we are pleased,” Italy supervisor Roberto Mancini said immediately after the match. “But immediately after the team phase, it is a new competition.
“The fellas are extremely intelligent. They want to acquire every game. They have a excellent mentality. We transformed eight, but performed a really great sport.
“Wales is a good team, it was really difficult to gain, but I consider we deserved to win.”
Pessina’s objective came from a cost-free kick conceded by Joe Allen on the much appropriate edge of the penalty box on 39 minutes.
Marco Verratti, who gained the absolutely free, delivered a cross into the box and Pessina guided it into the target.
Wales improved in the second half but were dealt another blow when Ampadu was shown a straight pink for a clumsy challenge on Federico Bernardeschi.
“The sending off modified the system of the recreation,” Wales mentor Rob Site reported.
“I haven’t viewed it all over again nevertheless. I imagined it was harsh to get a scheduling but to see the red card appear out was unbelievable. Then of study course it is an even greater hill to climb.”
Gareth Bale experienced an fantastic possibility to amount on 75 minutes when he volleyed a ball around the bar that he should really have pointed into Italy’s net.
Even with the decline, Wales sign up for Italy as the two groups to development from the group. Switzerland will have to wait around to see if they are a person of the leading four 3rd place finishers.
Switzerland defeat Turkey 3-1 on Sunday but Wales’ remarkable objective change meant they secured next place.
“We understood it would be very difficult from the start off,” Bale said. “A lot of running and defending, I am proud of the boys.
“We have to recuperate now and acquire the split and get ready to get going once more.
“With my possibility I couldn’t really get above the ball, but it tends to make no change in the finish, we finish second.”