CM – Euro 2020: unbeaten Italy can break the 82-year-old record in the round of 16 against Austria, while Wales face Denmark


Italy survived the group stage well and have won the last 11 games without conceding a goal. You will move into the knockout phase of the tournament as a strong favorite against an Austrian team for the first time.

Italy can break an 80-year record for most games unbeaten with a win over Austria at Euro 2020

Italy could break an 82-year national record if they face Austria in the round of 16 at Euro 2020 on Saturday, while Wales must find a way to stop neutral Denmark favorites.

Roberto Mancini , who took office after Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, has converted the Azzurri into contenders.

Italy survived the group stage well and won the last 11 games without conceding a goal. They will move into the knockout stage of the tournament as a strong favorite against an Austrian team for the first time.

« Playing at Wembley should really be a pleasure because … well, sometimes players never have a chance to play there in their lives, « said former Manchester City coach Mancini.

 » It’s such a spectacular stadium and I want us to go out there and play well because the stadium has it Somehow deserves it. « 

Austria advanced as runners-up in Group C and recovered from a 2-0 defeat against the Netherlands by beating Ukraine 1-0 in their last game.

 » We know that we are the underdogs and our realistic chances are difficult to assess, but even with 10 percent you can achieve a lot, « said Austria coach Franco Foda.

 » This team has already achieved something spectacular, but now we are concentrating on taking the next step to Munich. « 

Gareth Bale and Wales play against Denmark in Amsterdam and dream of repeating their run to the 2016 Euro semifinals, having risen to runner-up behind Italy as Group A champions.

Denmark overcame the shock and trauma of cardiac arrest from Christian Eriksen in the opening game against Finland and qualified for the knockout phase as runner-up in Group B, despite losing the first two games.

After Eriksen was revived on the pitch in Copenhagen, Eriksen spent six days after his collapse at the hospital, where he had to undergo an operation to have a defibrillator implanted.

« We had a very traumatic experience and continued playing the same night. We played against one of the best teams in the world (Belgium) a few days later and beat Russia very hard, « said coach Kasper Hjulmand.

The Danes are fighting for the trophy for the first time since stunned the continent To win even in 1992, a knockout title at the European Championship.

It is exactly 29 years ago that Denmark defeated Germany in the final in Gothenburg and, as is well known, only qualified through the fall of war-torn Yugoslavia. </ Adequate travel assistance is being denied to Wales in Amsterdam as fans are denied entry to the Netherlands from the UK.

Welsh media reports have picked up fans making it to Amsterdam after seeing the team in the group stage had played in Azerbaijan – without returning to the UK – only to be turned away at Schiphol Airport.

The travel ban does not apply to attachments r from Denmark, which, like the Netherlands, is part of the European Union.

« We have been in situations where teams are favorites or have more support, against Turkey (in Baku) they had 18,000 in the stadium, so it doesn’t matter Difference. When it comes to kick-off, we’re the only players on the pitch. « Said Bale.

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The Danish team canceled all planned media activities in their base camp on Sunday and also postponed a training session.

Swiss striker Mario Gavranovic had marked a potential VAR winner for offside after winning the back four in front of Wales.

Pessina’s goal means Italy will face second in Group C in the next round, while Wales will face second in Group B.

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