Turkey vs Italy (0-3) Jun 11, 2021 Player Ratings and Stats

Italy kicked off Euro 2020 in a spectacular fashion with a convincing 3-0 victory over Turkey in front of a passionate crowd in Rome.

Robert Mancini’s side entered the tournament as black horses, but will certainly have garnered a lot of intrigue and respect following how they easily took Turkey apart.



Turkey were really terrible at Stadio Olimpico on Friday night and perhaps no player summed it up as well as center-back Merih Demiral.

Like his team, Demiral looked like a bunny caught in the headlights for much of the game and when an opposing player rushed to the signing and shot a ball through the Turkish goal, the Juventus defender was sadly in the wrong position and watched him awkwardly bounce back. him and at the back of the net.

A match that the whole Turkish nation and Demiral in particular will want to forget as soon as possible.



Before the tournament, many Italian fans feared the team would look good in defense and midfield, but lacked that killer talent up front to end the team’s dominance across the park.

Fortunately, Ciro Immobile was on hand to allay any concerns in the opener as he scored a magnificent goal shortly after the hour mark to double Italy’s lead and confirm all three points for his country. .

As if that wasn’t enough, the Lazio forward then received the ball to the edge of the box and with a few quick feet managed to set up Lorenzo Insigne in the 80th minute to make three for the Italians.



While the old stereotype of the Italian national team may make them see them as a lackluster and defensive side, this modern incarnation of the Azzuri is quick, offensive and difficult to stop when bombarding in waves.

Perhaps the most obvious example of this gung-ho attitude is that of Leonardo Spinazzola. Despite being a right-handed defender, the left-back has rarely been seen in his half of the field as he joined one attack after another.

The defender finally got a reward for his hard work when he shot the ball into the box in the 66th minute to prepare Immobile for the second goal. A superb performance from the defender.

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