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A look ahead to matchday two of Euro 2020

A look ahead to matchday two of Euro 2020
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Wales and Switzerland will each look to move level on points with early Group A pacesetters Italy.

Wales head into their European Championship opener against Switzerland seeking to emulate their remarkable run to the semi-finals of five years ago.

Influential midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been passed fit for the Group A game in Baku, giving caretaker boss Rob Page a full squad to select from.

Juventus man Ramsey is one of just eight players remaining from the 23-man contingent who excelled at Euro 2016 in France under Chris Coleman before losing to eventual winners Portugal in the last four.

The Welsh and the Swiss will each look to move level on points with early group pacesetters Italy, who emphatically beat Turkey 3-0 in Friday evening's tournament opener.

Group B also kicks off on Saturday, with Denmark hosting Finland in Copenhagen, before much-fancied Belgium take on Russia in St Petersburg.

Tweet of the day

Former Arsenal man Ramsey has given Wales a fitness boost ahead of their clash with Switzerland in Azerbaijan.

Snap shot

Italy's Domenico Berardi, left, and Manuel Locatelli celebrate after Turkey's Merih Demiral diverted the ball into his own net for the opening goal of Euro 2020
Italy's Domenico Berardi (left) and Manuel Locatelli celebrate after Turkey's Merih Demiral diverted the ball into his own net for the opening goal of Euro 2020 (Andrew Medichini/AP)

Quote of the day

Page has been at the helm since November, with manager Giggs on leave to address court charges, which he denies.

Shades of Italia 90

Italy lit up the opening night of the rescheduled Euros by brushing aside Turkey in Rome. The dominant display was the first major tournament fixture played on Italian soil since the 1990 World Cup. For many football fans, the sound of the late Luciano Pavarotti singing Nessun Dorma was among the most unforgettable moments of that competition. Fellow Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli brought memories flooding back with his own stirring rendition as fireworks lit up the sky during the opening ceremony at Stadio Olimpico.

Stat attack

Turkey manager Senol Gunes was left with plenty to ponder
Turkey manager Senol Gunes was left with plenty to ponder (Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Turkey – managed by Senol Gunes, who guided them to the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup – conceded as many goals on Friday evening as they did in their 10 Euro 2020 qualifiers combined.

Moment of magic

Lorenzo Insigne capped a fine night for Robert Mancini's men. His composed curling effort added to Merih Demiral's own goal and an instinctive finish from Ciro Immobile as Italy scored three times in a European Championship match for the first time at the 39th time of asking, extending their impressive unbeaten run to 28 games in the process. Turkey have lost their opening match at every major tournament – Euros and World Cup – seven games in total.

Up next?

June 12:
Wales v Switzerland (Group A, Baku, 14.00)
Denmark v Finland (Group B, Copenhagen, 17.00)
Belgium v Russia (Group B, St Petersburg, 20.00)

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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