Italy returns to action in their final UEFA Euro 2020 group match on Sunday, when they face Wales at the Stadio Olimpico in a crucial contest. The Azzurri have been in great form this season and have the advantage heading into this match.
With a 2-0 victory over Turkey earlier this week, Wales made huge progress towards qualification. The Welsh have some talented players on their team, but they’ll have to step it up a level against a tough Azzurri side.
Italy, on the other hand, has already qualified for the knockout stages and will be looking to keep their spotless record at UEFA Euro 2020. So far this season, Roberto Mancini’s side has exceeded expectations, and they could mount an unprecedented title challenge.
Head-to-Head: Italy vs. Wales
Italy has an outstanding record against Wales, having won seven of the nine games played between the two sides. Wales has only won two games against Italy, so they’ll have to be at their best this weekend.
The previous match between the two squads took place in 2003, with Italy winning 4-0. Wales has progressed in recent years and will try to make history this weekend against the Azzurri.
Before their UEFA Euro 2020 match, these are the numbers you need to know about Italy and Wales.
Ciro Immobile of Lazio is Italy’s fox in the box at Euro 2020, with 20 goals and six assists in Serie A. The Italian attacker has scored in both of his tournament outings and will be looking to keep his perfect record going against Wales.
Italy has a history of scoring goals against Wales, with 14 goals in the last five meetings between the two sides. In their last six games against Wales, the Azzurri have kept five clean sheets, and their powerful defense could add to that total this weekend.
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Kieffer Moore has six goals for Wales, four of which have come through headers. The striker has 20 goals in the Championship this season and scored the equalizer for Wales against Switzerland.
Italy is currently on an incredible run, having gone undefeated in their last 29 matches across all competitions. In their last nine games, the Azzurri have scored 27 goals while keeping clean sheets in all of them.