Switzerland make light work of Italy to reach quarter-finals

Holders Italy made a limp exit from Euro 2024 as a sparkling display from Switzerland helped them set up a potential quarter-final meeting with England. The Swiss dominated from the start and took a deserved lead when the impressive Ruben Vargas crossed for Remo Freuler, who took a touch before hammering a low shot past Gianluigi Donnarumma. Vargas doubled the Swiss lead with a stunning effort at the beginning of the second half.

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Italy survive early scare to see off Albania

Holders Italy battled back for a hard-earned opening victory after Albania scored the fastest goal in a European Championship match. Nedim Bajrami made history after just 23 seconds when he thrashed a strike into the top right corner but Albania’s jubilation was not long-lasting with Alessandro Bastoni and Nicolo Barella firing Italy to victory.

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Manchester City win Champions League to complete historic treble

Manchester City’s long quest to win the Champions League finally ended in triumph against Inter Milan in Istanbul as Pep Guardiola’s side completed the Treble. After winning the Premier League and FA Cup, City emulated Manchester United’s triple trophy haul in 1999 as they became only the second English club to achieve the feat after Rodri’s crisp 68th-minute strike settled an attritional final.

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Inter into semi-finals despite Benfica fight back

Inter Milan drew 3-3 with Benfica to win their Champions League quarter-final 5-3 on aggregate and set up a mammoth semi-final against city rivals AC Milan as they battle to become the first Italian team to reach the decider for six years. Inter carried over a 2-0 lead from the first leg in Lisbon and that result proved critical as Benfica fought hard, scoring twice in the closing minutes to fight back from 3-1 down on the night.

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Barella and Lukaku put Inter in ascendancy against Benfica

Inter Milan struck in the second half through Nicolo Barella and Romelu Lukaku for a 2-0 win at Benfica in their Champions League quarter-final opening leg, which put them on course for a first last-four appearance since they won the trophy in 2010. Barella headed home firmly at the back post in the 51st minute, rising unchallenged to get on the end of a superb cross from centre back Alessandro Bastoni

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