Euro 2020, Italy beat Turkey 3-0: Insigne, Immobile score after Demiral own goal as Italy thrash Turkey in Euro opener: The Azzuris started their Euro 2020 campaign on a resounding note with a confident 3-0 victory over the Turks in Rome. Demiral’s own goal broke the deadlock in the second half after which Immobile and Insigne added to the tally to start Italy’s Euro journey with all 3 points.
Euro 2020, Italy beat Turkey 3-0: Insigne, Immobile score after Demiral own goal as Italy thrash Turkey 3-0 in Euro opener
Italy made history in Rome on Saturday night as they registered a crushing 3-0 win over Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico to clinch 3 crucial points in the opening match of the Euro 2020.
Italy dominated from the start but was denied in the first half by a superb save from Çakr and a decision by the referee not to award a penalty for an apparent handball. Such was the pressure created by Italy that they took 13 shots in the first half itself but just 3 were on target.
Turkey vs Italy Highlights: The deadlock was finally broken in the 53rd minute when Merih Demiral couldn’t block a shot from the Italian striker Berardi and the ball went into the back of the net after taking a deflection.
Immobile and Insigne then added to Turkey’s woes as they scored once each in the 66th and 79th minutes to take the game away from their opponents.
This is the first time in Euro history that Italy have scored three goals in a match and stretched their unbeaten run to 28 games. This is also their 9th successive clean sheet and the biggest margin of victory in the opening match of a European Championship tournament ever.
The Stadio Olimpico was still only 25% full because of coronavirus measures and fans sat in small groups safely distanced from one another. Still, the crowd of about 16,000 was the largest gathering in Italy since the pandemic took hold.
Euro 2020, Group A standings: Italy currently sit at the top of Group A standings while Turkey sunk to bottom. Wales and Switzerland, the other teams in Group A, will play in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Saturday.
Euro 2020 – Italy beat Turkey 3-0: Dream start for Mancini’s Italy, Insigne, Immobile score as Azurris thrash Turkey 3-0 in Euro opener