Euro 2020: The Wednesday recap

Highlights

Wednesday, June 16
Russia 1 Finland 0. (Goal: Miranchuk 45+2. Att.: 24,540.)



Wednesday, June 16
Wales 2 Turkey 0. (Goals: Ramsey 42, Roberts 90+5. Att.: 19,762.)



Wednesday, June 16
Italy 3 Switzerland 0. (Goals: Locatelli 26, Locatelli 52, Immobile 89. Att.: 12,445.)



Numbers

3. Italy is only the second team to open the European Championship with a pair of three-goal wins: 3-0 over Turkey and 3-0 over Switzerland. The Netherlands did it in 2008.

Spotlight

Wales reached the semifinals at Euro 2016 but was basically written off at this year's tournament. That changed on Wednesday when the Welsh beat Turkey, 2-0, to put it in a good position to advance to the knockout stage.

The star was captain Gareth Bale, who missed a penalty kick but set up both goals scored by Aaron Ramsey and Connor Roberts.

“Without his two assists we don’t win that game," said Wales coach Robert Page, "it’s as simple as that. He showed an enormous amount of courage to react in a positive way from the penalty miss, and that speaks a lot about him as a man."

Schedule

Thursday,  June 17
9 a.m. Group C – Ukraine vs. North Macedonia ESPN, PrendeTV
Noon Group B – Denmark vs. Belgium ESPN, PrendeTV
3 p.m. Group C – Netherlands vs. Austria ESPN, PrendeTV

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