UEFA EURO 2021: Italy beats Turkey 3-0

After postponement in 2020 and amid COVID-19 scare, EURO 2021 is finally here.

The tournament kicked off with the game between Italy and Turkey, played in Rome. The results were not surprising, keeping in mind that Italy has been unbeatable in their last 8 games and the win last night makes it 9 in a row.

Despite a lacklustre start to the game, Italy pushed in in the second half and in 53rd Minute of the match, Barardi sent in a cross from the right corner which was intercepted by Demiral and ended up in his own goal.

With a win, Italy has now been unbeatable for the last 9 games.

The first goal in the EURO 2021 is an own goal and this gift from Demiral boosted the Italians as they came with even more force to double their lead.


The wait was not too long before Immobile fired a shot from a close range into the far corner. The match was in its 66th Minute and Italy was already 2-0 up. This was Immobile’s 26th goal in this season, great going. But this goal was his first goal in a major international tournament (like World Cup / EURO etc) and 14th while playing for the national colors.

 

Insigne was dangerous and continuously threatened to score. In 74th Minute of the game, Italy was awarded a free kick on the right corner of the box, Insigne’s cross was not so effective and Turkish defence cleared it.

Insigne was dangerous and threatened all through till he scored in 79th minute of the match.

But only after five minutes to this, Insigne curls in from left side and fires one in the net, taking the Italian lean to an unassailable 3-0. Soon after the 3rd goal, a double change was made and the goal scorers Insigne and Immobile were replaced with Belotti and Chiesa.

 

After conceding 3 goals, the Turks were absolutely shattered and could do ver little to impress their fans. There was an extra time of 3 Minutes but that would hardly make any difference and Italy won the inaugural game with a dominating performance and a scoreline of 3-0.

Turkey plays Wales and Italy faces Switzerland in their next encounters on 16th June.

Mancini’s men were up to the mark and will be geared up for their next game against Switzerland on 16th June, also in Rome. Whereas, Turkey will need to put behind this performance and give it a new start against Wales, also on 16th June. The game will be played in Baku, clearly a second home for the Turkish.

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