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Switzerland Stun Italy 2-0 to Reach Euro 2024 Quarter-Finals in Style

Switzerland has continued their impressive run at the European Championships by securing back-to-back quarter-final berths in style. They delivered a stunning 2-0 victory over reigning champions Italy at Berlin's Olympiastadion, marking a significant upset in the tournament.

Yakin's squad dominated the first half, with Freuler breaking the deadlock in the 37th minute. Despite Italy's efforts, goalkeeper Donnarumma's heroic saves kept them just 1-0 down at halftime, denying Embolo and Rieder with spectacular stops.

Switzerland wasted no time asserting their dominance after the break, as Vargas scored the second fastest goal ever in the second half of a Euros match, just 27 seconds in. Despite Italy enjoying more possession (50.6%) and generating an xG of 0.78, they struggled to convert chances, hitting Sommer's woodwork twice through Schar and Scamacca.

With an xG of 1.30, Switzerland demonstrated clinical finishing and will now eagerly await their quarter-final clash in Dusseldorf on July 6 against either England or Slovakia. Their confident display against Italy has positioned them as formidable contenders in the tournament's latter stages.

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