Turkey 0-3 Italy match report

Italy got their EURO 2020 campaign off to a flying start with an impressive 3-0 win over Turkey in Rome. After a somewhat cautious and cagey first half where Italy were clearly the better team, they stepped up a notch in the second half to ease to a comprehensive win. With a solid defensive rearguard laying the foundation with a clean sheet, the front three along with the inspired Leonardo Spinazzola down the left caused the Turkish defence all kinds of problems.

They need a touch of fortune to break the deadlock with Merih Demiral diverting Berardi’s cross into his own net, but Immobile and Insigne grabbed a second and third to put the game to bed. Italy have laid a marker down here to show they mean business at EURO 2020.

MATCH DETAILS

Goals: Merih Demiral (og) 53, Ciro Immobile 66, Lorenzo Insigne 79

Turkey line-up: U Cakir, U Meras, C Soyuncu, M Demiral, Zeki Celik, Okay Yokuslu (Irfan Kahveci, 65), T Tufan (K Ayhan, 64), Kenan Karaman (H Dervisoglu 76), H Calhanoglu, Y Yazici (C Under, 46), Burak Yilmaz

Subs not used: Enes Unal, O Kabak, M Gunok, T Antalyali, A Bayindir, O Kokcu, D Tokoz, M Muldur

Italy line-up: G Donnarumma, A Florenzi (G Di Lorenzo, 46), L Spinazzola, G Chiellini, L Bonucci, M Locatelli (B Cristante, 74), N Barella, Jorginho, L Insigne (F Chiesa, 81), C Immobile (A Belotti, 81), D Berardi (F Bernardeschi, 85)

Subs not used: Emerson, G Raspadori, A Bastoni, S Sirigu, A Meret, M Pessina, F Acerbi

Yellow Cards: C Soyuncu, H Dervisoglu

Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)

Attendance: 12916

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Man of the Match: Leonardo Spinazzola

Group A Table

P W D L F A GD PTS

1 Italy 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3

2 Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 Turkey 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0

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