Italy vs Turkey in the opening match of the 2020 Euro

As half-time approached, in the match of Italy vs Turkey, Italy stepped up the pressure, and Ciro Immobile was launched into the area only to fire straight at Turkey goalkeeper UgurcanCakir, as the teams headed into the break-even at 0-0.

In the opening match of the 2020 European Championship in Rome on Friday, Italy vs Turkey 3-0 thanks to three second-half goals.

The biggest footballing event since the coronavirus brought the world to a halt began on Friday at the StadioOlimpico, after being postponed by a year. It is a watershed moment for European and world sports.

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The Azzurri dominated possession and went near with a pair of headers from corner kicks just past the 20-minute mark, continuing Roberto Mancini’s 27-match unbeaten run.

As half-time approached, in the match of Italy vs Turkey, Italy stepped up the pressure, and Ciro Immobile was launched into the area only to fire straight at Turkey goalkeeper UgurcanCakir, as the teams headed into the break-even at 0-0.

When MerihDemiral mistakenly chested the ball into his own net from a DomenicoBerardi cross, the pressure on the Turkish defense finally paid off, as Italy seized the lead shortly after the restart.

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Italy’s second goal came after a goalmouth scramble, with Immobile pouncing on a loose ball in front of the Turkish goal and blasting home to increase Mancini’s side’s lead.

After Turkey’s Cakir hooked a goal kick right to the opposing side, Italy’s Lorenzo Insigne curled in a magnificent first-time strike in the 79th minute to put the game away for Italy.

Italy’s third goal made history by being the first team to score three goals in the Euros match in their 39th appearance. I hope there will be many more like it, but there are still six games left before Wembley.

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In Group A, Turkey will face Wales, while Italy will face Switzerland, with both games taking place on Wednesday, June 16. The 16,000-strong crowd was in excellent voice for kick-off after a spine-tingling performance by opera singer Andrea Bocelli, a stunning fireworks show, and a typically rowdy rendition of Italy’s national anthem.

Italy was determined to get off to a good start five years after their last big tournament appearance when they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and they did so. Throughout the first half, the visitors were content to sit deep and encourage pressure, rarely venturing into the Italian half, but Mancini’s side was frustrated in their attempts to break through the wall of red shirts.

Cakir saved a header from Giorgio Chiellini with a fantastic one-handed stop, and Immobile nodded wide as the hosts stretched the Turkish defense.

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While in the game of Italy vs Turkey, As Italy went into halftime with 14 attempts to none for Turkey, Insigne curled a shot straight at Cakir from the edge of the box, and Immobile fired into the keeper’s arms.

Berardi sent a cross into the 6-yard box, where Demiral chested the ball into the net, marking the first time in European Championship history that the tournament’s first goal was an own goal.

Mancini urged his players in the pregame press conference that they should have fun and try to amuse the crowd, and that’s exactly what they did in front of a raucous home crowd.

 

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