Video : Ruben Vargas scores incredible goal against Italy that got a lot of people asking if he’s human

Video : Ruben Vargas scores incredible goal against Italy that got a lot of people asking if he’s human

Vargas stuns Donnarumma with a wonder goal in the second half, putting Switzerland ahead against Italy in the Euro 2024 knockout stage. The match hangs in the balance after Italy’s first-half dominance.

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin witnessed a real goal by Rubén Vargas that put Switzerland ahead in their crucial match against Italy in the round of 16 of Euro2024. Just at the start of the second half, in the 46th minute, the Swiss winger silenced Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma with a high-quality finish.

After a first half where Italy dominated possession of the ball but failed to convert their chances, Switzerland came out with energy in the second half looking for the goal that would give them the lead. And it didn’t take long for them to find it. In the 46th minute, Remo Freuler recovered a ball in the middle of the field and threw a precise through ball to the left, where Vargas waited stealthily.

The speedy Swiss player controlled the ball masterfully and, with a quick change of direction, broke away from his marker and faced the Italian goal. Before Donnarumma’s exit, Vargas did not flinch and with a powerful low left-footed shot sent the ball into the top corner of the goal, impossible for the Italian goalkeeper to reach.

Euro 2024: Switzerland v Italy

53 seconds ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

87 mins: Pellegrini whips a cross into the box and there’s a few shouts for handball against one of the Swiss players. For now the game goes on but VAR is probably checking that incident. 

It looked innocent enough. 

Mike Jones29 June 2024 18:48

3 minutes ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

84 mins: It’s not going to happen for Italy. Switzerland look so calm and comfortable on the ball and like they’ve got bags of time to work it out of their own half. 

Manuel Akanji is commanding the defence perfectly and there’s no way through for the reigning champions. 

Mike Jones29 June 2024 18:45

7 minutes ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

81 mins: Into the final 10 minutes now and Italy are well in thr last chance saloon. The good news for them is that they’re getting up the pitch and forcing Switzerland to defend. 

Manuel Akanji rises in the box and nods away a cross. 

Mike Jones29 June 2024 18:41

9 minutes ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

78 mins: Switzerland win a corner and they’d love to put this match to bed now. The ball is delivered into the box by substitute Sierro who swings it out to the edge of the penalty area. 

Remo Freuler is waiting and goes for goal with his first touch but drills the effort over the top. 

Mike Jones29 June 2024 18:39

12 minutes ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

This game might not be over just yet. Zaccagni makes a darting run into the box as a chipped pass comes over the top. He gets there before anyone else and nods the ball across to Scamacca who sidefoots a shot onto the near post!

Italy could have got one back there. 

Mike Jones29 June 2024 18:36

16 minutes ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

72 mins: Switzerland go to the bench now and bring on some reinforcements for the final 20 minutes or so. Fabian Rieder and Ruben Vargas are taken off with Steven Zuber and Leonidas Stergiou introduced. 

Mike Jones29 June 2024 18:32

19 minutes ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

69 mins: Here’s a bit of Italian possession but they’re going nowhere in a hurry. Passing the ball around the centre circle trying to draw Switzerland into a press which isn’t coming. 

Chiesa receives the ball and drives at Aebischer where he wins a corner. The set piece is swung into the box but flies over the heads of everyone involved. 

Mike Jones29 June 2024 18:29

22 minutes ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

Rodriguez hangs a cross into the box where Freuler is waiting. The ball it a little too high for him so he attempts a bicycle kick and misses the ball by some way. 

Mike Jones29 June 2024 18:26

24 minutes ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

64 mins: Lovely play from Embolo who receives the ball, holds it up and wins a foul in the middle of the pitch. 

Italy make another change with Barella taken off to make way for Mateo Retegui who will slot in up top alongside Gianluca Scamacca. 

Mike Jones29 June 2024 18:24

27 minutes ago

Switzerland 2-0 Italy

61 mins: Fagioli looks to thread a pass through the middle up to Scamacca who is bullied away from the ball by Akanji.

The Man City defender physically knocks the forward away, takes over possession and passes to left to allow Switzerland to work the ball out from the back.

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