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Saturday Euro Open Thread

Come chat about the day’s matches.

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Wales v Switzerland - UEFA Euro 2020: Group A Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Yesterday, Italy dismantled Turkey 3-0 to open Euro 2020. The Azzurri controlled the match, but didn’t break through until the second half, tallying an own goal and markers from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne. Turkey looked tired and over-matched in the second half, so I’m not sure how much we learned about whether Italy is a bona fide contender from their first time ever scoring three goals in a Euro match (?!).

Today’s matches:

Wales vs. Switzerland, 9 a.m. (ESPN)
Denmark vs. Finland, 12 p.m. (ESPN)
Belgium vs. Russia, 3 p.m. (ABC)

The opening match features current Arsenal, soon-to-be Roma player Granit Xhaka. The second match is PUKKI GANG time. And the third will be a tricky test for one of the favorites (Belgium) without Kevin de Bruyne, who is still recovering from facial surgery from the injury he picked up in the Champions League final. He’s expected to be available for Belgium’s second and third group stage matches.

The matches will be streamed stateside on ESPN+ and FuboTV.

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