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Switzerland Crushes Italy’s Title Defense Dream

The result means Spain remains the only team to have won back-to-back European Championships (in 2008 and 2012).

Italy’s title defense comes to an end as Switzerland wins 2-0 in Berlin to advance to the Euro 2024 quarter-finals.

Switzerland took the lead in the 37th minute through Remo Freuler’s goal. Italy’s struggles continued 27 seconds into the second half, as Nicolo Fagioli’s careless loss of possession to Ruben Vargas caused the second goal.

Ruben Vargas scored the goal with a shot from the corner of the penalty area, adding to his earlier assist on Remo Freuler’s opening goal.

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On June 29, 2024, the scoreline didn’t reflect Italy’s struggles, as they put in another disappointing performance, similar to what they did in Group B, where they only managed to advance in the 99th-minute equalizer (1-1) against Croatia.

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The result means Spain remains the only team to have won back-to-back European Championships (in 2008 and 2012).

On Saturday, July 6, 2024, Switzerland will play either England or Slovakia in Dusseldorf, in the quarter-finals for the second time in their European Championship history.

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