Italy 0-1 Portugal
A second-half goal from Éder condemned Antonio Conte to his first defeat as Italy coach. SC Braga forward Éder scored seven minutes after restart in Geneva, having combined with Ricardo Quaresma, for a Portugal team minus the rested Cristiano Ronaldo. The Azzurri, with Salvatore Sirigu in goal ahead of Gianluigi Buffon, went close themselves moments earlier when Leonardo Bonucci headed a free-kick from Andrea Pirlo against the woodwork.
Italy right-back Lorenzo De Silvestri will face a long spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury in the 1-1 against Croatia yesterday. The UC Sampdoria defender suffered the injury while blocking a goal bound shot by Mateo Kovačić in the first half. A scan has today confirmed that he tore both the anterior cruciate ligament and external meniscus in his right knee. He will undergo surgery on Sunday.
Meanwhile goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon also left the Italy camp as the Azzurri captain had a nasty cut to his knee which needed ten stitches. The incident occurred during Croatia's goal when Mario Mandžukić scored from close range, sliding in and hurting the goalkeeper with his studs after hitting the ball. Buffon, who had previously saved a penalty of the Croatia striker in his record 50th EURO appearance, continued to play until the break when he was replaced by Salvatore Sirigu.
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