At last! The starts with a year delay IN 2021 on Friday evening with the encounter Turkey – Italy. The EM, postponed due to the corona pandemic, will kick off in the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
The game between Turkey and Italy is the opening game which is traditionally started with a celebration. In addition to the two soccer teams, the will also be an absolute world star IN 2021 open.
EM 2021: Turkey – Italy: opening game! The European Championship starts with these highlights
It is the first game of the Group A at the pan-European championship, which will be held in eleven countries for the first time this year. With the Turkey and Italy two teams meet and have a very good run. Italy have been unbeaten in ten games and Turkey nine times over the same period.
All information about the IN 2021 and for the opening game Turkey – Italy you will receive it in our live ticker before kick-off.
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Turkey – Italy 0: 3 (0: 0)
Torus: 0: 1 Demiral (ET / 53.), 0: 2 Immobile (66.), 0: 3 Insignia (79.)
Turkey: Cakir – Celik, Demiral, Söyüncü, Meras – Karaman (77. Dervisoglu), Ozan Tufan (64. Ayhan), Okay (64. Irfan Can), Calhanoglu – Yazici (46. Ünder), B. Yilmaz
Italy: G. Donnarumma – Florenzi (46. di Lorenzo), Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola – Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli (74. Cristante) – D. Berardi (85. Bernardeschi), Immobile (81. Belotti), L. Insigne (81 . Church)
90′ That was it! Italy starts the tournament with maximum success and deserves a 3-0 win.
86′ It’s a dream start for Italy, which of course makes the fans dream. How much is in it for the “Azzurri”?
79 ‘Goal for Italy!
With announcement. Cakir plays a bad pass and then Italy quickly finds the gap. Immobile puts down on Insignia and he flicks the leather into the corner.
76′ The air is actually out now. Italy is getting ready to play down the game in a relaxed manner. But things can still go forward in a flash.
70′ That should have already been the decision. Italy is so secure in the back that you don’t get the impression that the Turks could get through there twice.
66 ‘Tooooooor for Italy!
The stadium in Rome is raging! Cakir was able to fend off a shot at first, but then Immobile proved his nose for goal. From five meters he closes ice cold.
60′ Italy has tasted blood now. The hit gives a tailwind. An Insigne free kick sails into the penalty area but can be blocked.
53 ‘Toooooooor for Italy!
The first hit of the tournament! Berardi comes over the outside lane and crosses in the middle. There Demiral throws himself awkwardly into the ball and causes an own goal. 0: 1.
52′ First degree of the Turks. Under captures the ball himself and then moves towards the goal. Donnarumma can parry the shot.
46′ It continues in Rome. The pressure on the Italians is not diminishing.
45′ Again, there is no penalty. Then there is a break. An emotional game, but still without a hit.
44′ Yilmaz falls in the penalty area and calls for a penalty. Danny Makkelie moderates the whole thing very calmly and decides on the kick. On the other hand, the Italians demand a hand penalty. The situation is much more contentious. The VAR intervenes.
35′ And suddenly Yilmaz leads a counterattack. On the left side he lifts his head and crosses into the middle. Donnarumma deflects the bullet forward, but no danger.
33′ Next cross, next header. Ex-BVB star Immobile puts the ball next to the box.
29′ Again and again Italy acts on the outside. Turkey is particularly vulnerable there. This time Barella pulls in, but can be separated from the ball.
22′ Great parade by Cakir, who steers a Chiellini header over the bar with his fingertips. At the next corner Bonucci has the chance. It burns brightly in the penalty area of Turkey.
20′ The Turks do not come into play. Italy with two degrees in a row. However, both fly just past the post. The first tournament hit is in the air.
15′ Has Roberto Mancini come up with a secret tactic? After all, the Italy coach knows Turkey and the football there well. From 2013 to 2014 he coached Galatasaray Istanbul.
10′ Italy controls the starting minutes and wants to get off to a dream start in their home stadium. The Senol Günes team is first of all concerned about safety.
3′ Italy right away. Ciro Immobile takes the first shot at the outside net. The atmosphere is really impressive. It is impossible to imagine what would be going on in Rome when the stadium was full.
1′ The time has come. The game has started. The EM 2021 can start!
8:57 p.m .: As usual, the Italians beat their anthem fervently into the evening sky. It starts in a few moments.
8:53 p.m .: And now the main protagonists are arriving. The voltage increases.
8.49 p.m .: Andrea Bocelli’s imposing appearance is accompanied by lots of fireworks and acrobats in the background. Now the EM anthem by Martin Garrix follows.
8:37 p.m .: Now the opening ceremony begins.
8:25 p.m .: Around 16,000 spectators will turn the Olimpico in Rome into a cauldron. Additional motivation for Italy is guaranteed.
8:07 p.m .: In a little less than an hour it will finally start. You can find out where you can watch the game live on TV here >>>
7.46 p.m .: These 22 players will be on the pitch right at the start:
Turkey: Cakir – Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras – Karaman, Ozan Tufan, Okay, Calhanoglu – Yazici, B. Yilmaz
Italy: G. Donnarumma – Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola – Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli – D. Berardi, Immobile, L. Insigne
5.24 p.m.: Will the opening ceremony be mocked again on the internet? In 2016, star DJ David Guetta got a lot of malice with his performance.
1.54 p.m .: The game will be broadcast on Friday evening on ARD. Moderator Jessy Wellmer and Bastian Schweinsteiger will take care of the preliminary reporting from 8.15 p.m. 45 minutes later, Florian Naß will guide you through the game. All subscribers of the stream provider MagentaTV can also follow the game.
11.07 a.m .: What are the chances of the underdog? Turkey failed to win against Italy in three attempts at a European Championship. However, the last meeting of the two nations was almost twenty years ago. Turkey expert Christoph Daum believes Senol Günes’ team will have a surprise: “Turkey beat Holland and achieved two huge results – a win and a draw – against France. Above all, they can use their potential against large nations. “
8.35 a.m .: Shock to Italy. Shortly before the first European Championship match, Italy will have to do without Lorenzo Pelligrini. The AS Roma professional injured his thigh in the last training session and is therefore out of the tournament. Florence professional Gaetano Castrovilli joined the team as his replacement. The midfielder has now let his frustration run free on Instagram. At the same time, however, he also addressed his teammates and wrote that he believed in the success of the Squadra Azzurra.
Friday, 6.30 a.m .: Matchday! Today the Euro 2020 or EM 2021 starts. But the big fears are starting too. Is Corona shaking the tournament? Do games have to be postponed or even canceled? The danger that there could be an outbreak among players, coaches or fans resonates all the time.
10:38 p.m .: Italy is in good shape. The two EM tests against San Marino and the Czech Republic were easily won 7-0 and 4-0.
Turkey struggled especially against Guniea. In the end there was only a 0-0. After all, they won 2-0 against Moldova.
Information about the encounter:
- Kick-off: Friday, June 11, 2021, 9 p.m.
- Stadion: Olimpico (Roma)
- TV broadcast: ARD, MagentaTV
- Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
7.47 p.m .: The celebration is expected imposingly. In addition to football legend Francesco Totti, who will greet almost 16,000 spectators at the Olimpico, there is also a real world star on the pitch who has nothing to do with football. The Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli, who went blind as a child, will accompany the ceremony with the famous aria “Nessun Dorma”, the Uefa announced.
6.30 p.m .: In addition to the encounter, the opening ceremony of the EM 2021 is the focus on Friday evening. The EM was originally supposed to take place as an anniversary edition in summer 2020. The continental championship was 60 years old. But the pandemic thwarted the bill. Therefore, a big opening ceremony is to be rescheduled one year later.
5.15 p.m .: Turkey has already participated in a European Championship four times. The nation from the Bosporus celebrated its greatest success in Austria and Switzerland in 2008. At that time they made it to the semi-finals sensationally and were only just eliminated from Germany when Philipp Lahm scored 3-2 shortly before the end of the game. In addition to many young talents, attacker Burak Yilmaz is considered to be the bearer of hope for a successful EM. The 35-year-old veteran played an outstanding season with LOSC Lille in France. In 33 games he scored 18 times and thus had a large share in the surprising championship success.
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3:01 p.m .: The Italians face their first tournament encounter since they were eliminated from the 2016 European Championship in the quarter-finals against Germany. Most recently, the country of the four-time world champion had to put up with quite a dry spell. The Azzuri missed the 2018 World Cup in Russia. With coach Roberto Manchini (in office since May 2018), the country wants to build on old successes again from the boot. Above all, a lot of talented players should help.
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 2 p.m .: Hello and welcome to the first live ticker at the EM 2021. Here we will keep you up to date on the opening game between Turkey and Italy. In addition to these two nations, Group A also includes Wales and Switzerland. Both teams face each other on Saturday.