GOOD EVENING FROM ROME
Welcome to our live coverage of the Euro 2020 group stage match between Italy and Switzerland at the Olimpico.
The Azzurri will look to extend their stunning three-year undefeated streak with a win that would seal qualification to the competition’s Round of 16.
Manager Roberto Mancini, though, is still expected to be without Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti as the midfield has yet to completely shake off a knee injury.
Therefore, it is safe to expect Sassuolo ace Manuel Locatelli to team up with Chelsea’s Jorginho and Inter Milan’s Nicolo Barella in the centre of the pitch once more.
But Mancini may require to make one change from last week’s win over Turkey at right-back as PSG defender Alessandro Florenzi is dealing with a calf problem and thus Napoli’s Giovanni Di Lorenzo may replace him.
Switzerland manager Vladimir Petkovic is also expected to keep a relatively unchanged line-up following last week’s draw with Wales.
There is a slight chance Petkovic may opt to start Borussia Monchengladbach star Denis Zakaria in midfield for this tough encounter.
The Bosnian-Swiss boss has also called up Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Kobel to replace the injured Jonas Omlin, who hurt his ankle during training.
Kobel is expected to become Switzerland’s third-choice keeper behind Yann Sommer and Yvon Mvogo