Matteo Pessina scored a goal. The Italian team beat 10-man Wales 1-0 in the 2020 European Cup, taking first place in Group A on Sunday, with both teams promoted to the top 16 and notching three victories. Persina’s goal means Italy will be Group C runners-up in the next round, and Wales will face the second team from Group B.

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In their 35th match with the Azzurri that failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Roberto Mancini’s team also tied Italy’s 80-year-old record. Italy extended their undefeated record to 30 matches (25 wins and 5 draws). The last time they succeeded under the leadership of coach Vittorio Pozzo, two-time world champion, was between 1935 and 1939. These are also Italy’s 11 consecutive victories without conceding a goal. Italy has already booked tickets for the knockout matches and there is one more match.

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Italy will play Ukraine or Austria at Wembley on June 26 for a spot in the quarter-finals.

Wales, semi-finalists in 2016, suffered in a game they played a man down for most of the second half after Ethan Ampadu was sent off for a foul on Federico Bernardeschi.