Italy Defeats Turkey at the Opening of Euro 2020
Italy defeats Turkey 3-0 in Euro 2020. The opening has just ended at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, as the first match of the tournament.
It was the first match in the first group of Euro 2020. The group includes Italy, Turkey, Wales, and Switzerland.
The Italian national team started with a line-up consisting of:
Donnarumma. Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola. Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli. Berardi, Immobile, Insigne.
Meanwhile, the Turkish national team started with this line-up:
Cakir. Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras. Yokuslu, Karaman, Tufan, Yazici. Calhanoglu, Burak Yilmaz.
Italy Defeats Turkey
Merih Demiral, Turkey’s player, scored the first goal for Italy, by mistake, in the 53rd minute.
Then, Shiro Immobile doubled the score with a second goal in the 66th minute.
Finally, Lorenzo Insigne scored the third goal in the 79th minute.
With this victory, the Italian team got its first three points in the tournament, to lead the first group.
Meanwhile, the Turkish national team occupies the fourth and last place without points.
Moreover, Immobile scored in three consecutive matches for Italy for the first time in his career.
His goal against Turkey is his first for his country in a major tournament.
Thus, the player raised his score to 14 international goals. He became the most goal-scoring player in the current generation.
And that’s on par with Mario Balotelli. Then, Andrea Belotti comes with 12 goals. Then, Graziano Belli comes with 9 goals.
Furthermore, Chiellini played his fourth European Championship with the Italian national team.
Thus, the Juventus defender equaled the record of Gianluigi Buffon and Alessandro Del Piero.
Back in 2012, the player was close to achieving Euro when he faced Spain in the final. But, Italy lost 4-0.