Italy opens the European Championship in a big way with a win against Turkey

Victoria de Italy in view of Turkey in the first game of the Euro 2020. Mancini’s team had the challenge of opening the tournament, in front of their public and in front of a very well organized team in defense. However, once luck was on their side, the Italian team saw goal and sentenced with their success in attack. [Narración y estadísticas: Turquía 0-3 Italia]

After the usual prolegomena of an event like the Eurocup, both teams took to the pitch. The public, favorable to Italy, began to press. Turkey, which despite everything was a local, was pulling in concentration to enforce the defensive tactic. The ball rolled and equality was seen at the Olympic in Rome.

Well, although Italy seemed to take the lead in the game, the chances did not come and even Turkey had options in some against where the Italian rear lost the position with Yilmaz as the main offensive reference. Everything was in a mirage and, after 20 minutes of scoring between both teams, Italy began to fully control the game. The chances came even to set pieces and only that bit of fortune was missing in the area … and in the WHERE.

Chiellini protecting a ball in Turkey – Italy


And it is that the arbitration decisions were protagonists. First with a possible Soyuncu penalty per hand, although the repetition showed that his arm was stuck. And then with Steelwho did commit penalty per hand but that had the approval of the arbitration trio. The break closed an entertaining first half, with speed and with a Turkey that was getting oil from a very clear tactic in its debut.

Turkey can’t stand

The second part was clearly for Italy. And not only at the level of the game, but also in terms of physique and sensations. In fact, a few seconds after the resumption were enough to see those of Mancini turned to attack in search of the first goal. They forced a corner shortly after the ball rolled and began their siege of the Ottoman area. The Turkish support did not last long and in the 53rd, with some luck, Italy scored the first goal of this European Championship.

A good finish per band ended in a center that Demiral, trying to clear, it sneaked to the bottom of its own net. It was 0-1 for an Italy that saw its effort on the pitch rewarded. Turkey, then, was risking it. Either disaster or heroism. And the first thing came.

The Turkish team completely lost that order that had characterized them during the first half. And Italy, grown by play and support in the stands, took advantage. Spinazzola touched 0-2 on the next play and even Locatelli he was trying his luck out of the area against a bottled Turkey. The cyclone was evident and we only had to wait until 66 for it to Immobile, ready in the area, will sentence the game. The day was resolved and it only remained to see with what result. BadgeIn a great team play, he put the third and final goal with a great shot from the inside.

Italy slept the game, Turkey increased the intensity when it came to fouling and Mancini’s men gave a display of physicality and tactics to take all three points in the first match of Euro 2020.

Turkey 0-3 Italy

Turkey: Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Suyuncu, Meras; Yokuslu (Kahveci, 65′), Tufan (Ayhan, 64′); Yazici (Under, 46′), Calhanoglu, Karaman (Devisoglu, 76′); Yilmaz.

Italy: Donnarumma; Florenzi (Di Lorenzo, 46 ​​’), Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli (Cristante, 73 ‘); Berardi (Bernardeschi, 85 ‘), Insigne (Church, 81’), Immobile (Belotti, 81 ‘).

Goals: 0-1, 54 ‘Demiral (pp); 0-2, 67 ‘Property; 0-3, 80 ‘Insigne.

Referee: Danny Makkelie (HOL). He showed yellow card to Soyuncu (88 ‘) and Devisoglu (90’), from Turkey.

Incidents: Match corresponding to the first day of group A of the Eurocup played at the Olympic stadium in Rome before about 16,000 spectators


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