Italy secures place in final 16 of European Championship after beating Switzerland 3-0
Manuel Locatelli scored two goals and Italy beat Switzerland 3-0 to advance to the last 16 of the European Championship with a game to spare.
Locatelli’s first goal came following a textbook exchange with Sassuolo teammate Domenico Berardi midway through the first half in Rome.
His second came with a long and low shot shortly after the break that left Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer immobile. Ciro Immobile added the last goal from long range in the 89th.
Giorgio Chiellini had a goal waved off by video review early in the match because of a handball. Then the Italian captain exited with an apparent left thigh injury.
Italy leads Group A with six points. Wales is next with four points after earlier beating Turkey 2-0 in Baku.
Switzerland has one point and Turkey has zero.
Italy will next play Wales while Switzerland meets Turkey in the final group games.