The third and final round of the group stage games of this summer’s European Championships is underway, with Italy taking on Wales in a group A fixture at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Mateo Pessina has given given Italy the lead at the 39th minute, tucking in from a delightful low and fine set piece from Federico Bernardeschi.
Verratti had won a free kick just a little wide of the penalty box and Bernardeschi took over. He flung in a low and finely inviting ball into the box, which Pessina is the first to meet, as he guides his left footed volley to the bottom left corner. Ward is left helpless as he can only watch the ball go past. Italy are 1-0 up.
Ethan Ampadu of Wales is shown the first straight red card in the 55th minute as he catches Bernardeschi with a studs up stamping challenge. Bernardeschi stays on the ground and looked in sheer pain as Hategan takes out the red card. Ampadu, looking quite perplexed at the referee’s decision is the first to be shown a red card in this summer’s tournament, as he walks off the field.