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Turkey vs Italy Football Highlights, UEFA EURO 2020 Updates: Immobile, Insigne Score as Italy Win 3-0

UEFA Euro 2020 Highlights, Turkey vs Italy Football Score: Turkey's Merih Demiral scored an own goal as Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne scored for Italy at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. TUR 0-3 ITA.

News18 Sports | June 12, 2021, 02:36 IST

Turkey vs Italy Football Highlights, UEFA Euro 2020 Updates: Turkey’s Merih Demiral turned the ball into his own net to hand Italy the lead in the 53rd minute as Ciro Immobile doubled it in the 66th minute and Lorenzo Insigne made it 3-0 in the 79th minute in their Group A game at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico in the opening game of Euro 2020.

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Jun 12, 2021 02:36 (IST)
Euro 2020: Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Own Goal Give Italy 3-0 Win over Turkey

Merih Demiral scored an own goal with Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne netting the other as Italy beat Turkey 3-0 in the UEFA Euro 2020.

Jun 12, 2021 02:21 (IST)

That's that! Italy beat Turkey 3-0 to get the European Championships underway in style.

Roberto Mancini's side had been frustrated by Turkey's defensive approach in the first half but broke through in the 53rd minute when a hard-hit cross from Domenico Berardi flew in off Turkey defender Merih Demiral for an own goal.

The Azzurri, now unbeaten in 28 matches, doubled their lead in the 66th when Leonardo Spinazzola's drive was parried by Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir but Immobile reacted well to slot home the loose ball.

Insigne made it 3-0 in the 79th minute with a confident, curling finish after some sloppy defending from the disappointing Turks

Jun 12, 2021 02:14 (IST)

85' - Substitutions!

Italy ringing in the changes...

Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne make way for Andrea Belotti and Federico Chiesa. 

Federico Bernardeschi comes on in place of Domenico Berardi

Jun 12, 2021 02:08 (IST)

79' - Beautiful strike! Lorenzo Insigne with a fine finish as Italy go 3-0 up against Turkey!

This is the first time that Italy have scored three goals at the EURO finals.

The ball breaks for Italy on the edge of the penalty area on the left, as Insigne has acres of space. He recieves the ball with little to no pressure nd curls it into beyond Ugurcan Cakir at the far post. 

Jun 12, 2021 02:05 (IST)

76' - Substitution!

Turkey make another change... Kenan Karaman makes way for Halil Dervisoglu

Jun 12, 2021 02:02 (IST)

74' - Substitution!

Second change for Italy. Bryan Cristante makes way for Manuel Locatelli. 

Jun 12, 2021 01:55 (IST)

66'- Italy 2-0 up! Ciro Immobile doubles Italy's lead!

The ball falls kindly to Immobile as Cakır ulls out a terrific save from Spinazzola's powerful low strike. But the 31-year-old Lazio strker calmly slots the ball past the desperate keeper into the far corner of the net!

Jun 12, 2021 01:53 (IST)

65' - Substitutions!

Senol Gunes makes two more changes as Okay Yokuslu makes way for İrfan Can Kahveci and Kaan Ayhan comes in in place for Ozan Tufan. 

Jun 12, 2021 01:42 (IST)

53' - Own Goal!

Unlucky! Turkey's Merih Demiral puts the ball in his own net and Italy get the lead!

It was Domenico Berardi who made an industrious run down the right flank and as he tried to square the bal back in the danger six-yard box, unfortunately Merih Demiral diverted it into his own net. 

Jun 12, 2021 01:40 (IST)

50' - Foul and Chance!

Turkey's Umut Meras is penalised for his tackle on Nicolo Barella of Italy.

From the resulting free-kick, the ball falls to Cengiz Under, who races down to the other end only to shot it straight to Gianluigi Donnarumma

Jun 12, 2021 01:33 (IST)

Turkey and Italy get us underway in the second half!

Azzurri's Roberto Mancini would be looking at his bench to make an impact in the game and break the deadlock... as Senol Gunes would want his wards for more of the same just like the opening 45.

Italy's Alessandro Florenzi comes off and on comes Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Cengiz Under is brought on in place of Yusuf Yazıcı.

Jun 12, 2021 01:17 (IST)

1st half done! It is goalless at the break as Turkey have sat deep and defended diligently so far as Italy grow ever frustrated.

Jun 12, 2021 01:15 (IST)

43' - Straight at the Keeper!

After failing from distance, Italy hatch an ellaborate chance which Ciro Immobile shots staight at the keeper. Ugurcan Cakir did not have to move.

Jun 12, 2021 01:10 (IST)

39' - Defend, defend, defend!

The Turkish forwards and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma have had very little to do so far with almost the first done and dusted... At the other end it has been mostly longshots and good saves from Ugurcan Cakir. 

Jun 12, 2021 01:05 (IST)

33' - Close!

Ciro Immobile gets to head the cross but is under immense pressure from two defenders but Ugurcan Cakir's goal is unharmed. 

Jun 12, 2021 01:02 (IST)

30' - High and Handsome!

Nicolo Barella's shot from distance goes flying over. 

Italy are keeping the ball well but Turkey are deep in their box and defending resolutely. Most shots have come from toutside the box. 

Jun 12, 2021 00:55 (IST)

23' - Save!

What a header from Giorgio Chiellini from the corner. Ugurcan Cakir though is there in goal as he jumps high and tips it over the bar. Important save there from the Turkey keeper. 

Chiellini had taken a snap shot, as Turkey recede into their own penalty box, which had gone harmlessly wide. 

Jun 12, 2021 00:50 (IST)

18' - Miss!

Lorenzo Insigne with the first real chance of the game, after a good one-two Nicolo Barella, as Italy have been in control of the ball for most parts of the opening exchanges. Upwards of 65%.

Jun 12, 2021 00:45 (IST)

13' - Free-Kicks!

Both Italy and Turkey are cautious in defence, ready to thwart any advances from the opposition forwards. Both concede freekicks but nothing much comes off from them though. A mid-field stalemate...   

Jun 12, 2021 00:41 (IST)

3' - First Shot!

Italy have started brightly with Florenzi gunning down the right wing as he chased down a heavy pass in behind and then keeping Ugurcan Cakır alert at his near post as he cut back into the path of Immobile. The Italian striker shot wide. 

Jun 12, 2021 00:31 (IST)

Kick off! And we are off! The first game of the coronavirus-delayed European Championships is underway with Turkey taking on Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Italy are playing in white, as they are the designated away team despite hosting the game, start the match by attacking from right to left.

Turkey in are in red and will hope to end Azzurri's 27 matches unbeaten.

Jun 12, 2021 00:16 (IST)

Andrea Bocelli sings the Giacomo Puccini aria Nessun Dorma at the opening ceremony as the ceremony will also feature a virtual performance by U2 stars Bono and The Edge with the DJ Martin Garrix.


Jun 12, 2021 00:15 (IST)

The Stadio Olimpico is almost at the maximum capacity of 16,000 allowed for the opening match of the European Championship.

Most of the Turkey fans are sitting in the northern end of the stadium where Lazio supporters usually gather. Italy fans are mainly in the southern end where Roma fans generally sit.

There are also fans of both teams mixed throughout the stadium

Jun 12, 2021 00:12 (IST)

Ciro Immobile leads Italy's three-man attack and will be flanked by wingers Lorenzo Insigne and Domenico Berardi.

Italy coach Roberto Mancini opted for a 4-3-3 formation for Italy's return to a major tournament for the first time in five years after missing out on the 2018 World Cup.

Sassuolo's Manuel Locatelli starts in midfield alongside Jorginho and Nicolo Barella, with Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti fighting to recover from a knee injury and Roma's Lorenzo Pellegrini ruled out with a muscular problem.

Gianluigi Donnarumma will be in goal with a back four of Alessandro Florenzi and Leonardo Spinazzola either side of veteran Juventus pair Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.

In-form captain Burak Yilmaz starts for Turkey, as does his Lille teammate Yusuf Yazici, who scored a hat-trick past Donnarumma in the Europa League last November.

Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral is part of a four-man Turkish defence. 

Italy's only European title was in 1968, with Turkey's best effort a run to the semi-finals at Euro 2008.

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Jun 11, 2021 23:36 (IST)

Here is the Starting XI for Turkey: Cakir, Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Tufan, Yokuslu, Meras, Yazici, Calhanoglu, Yilmaz, Karaman

Jun 11, 2021 23:35 (IST)

Here is the Starting XI for Italy: Donnarumma, Florenzi, Locatelli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola, Jorginho, Beradi, Barella, Insigne, Immobile

Jun 11, 2021 23:33 (IST)

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the opening match of UEFA EURO 2020 between Turkey and Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Turkey vs Italy Football Highlights, UEFA EURO 2020 Updates: Immobile, Insigne Score as Italy Win 3-0
UEFA Euro 2020: Turkey vs Italy (Photo Credit: AP)

A flurry of second-half goals gave Italy a 3-0 win over Turkey in the opening match of the European Championship.

Ciro Immobile kicked in a rebound from close range and Lorenzo Insigne added another following a poor clearance. Both came after an own-goal from Turkey defender Merih Demiral had given Italy the lead.

The Italians dominated from the start but were denied in the first half by a superb save from Turkey goalkeeper Uğurcan Çakır and a decision by the referee not to award a penalty for an apparent handball.

The tournament began a year late because of the coronavirus pandemic and is still being called Euro 2020.

The Stadio Olimpico was only 25% full because of coronavirus measures and fans sat in small groups safely distanced from one another. The crowd of about 16,000 was still the largest gathering in Italy for a year and a half.

Wales and Switzerland play in another Group A match on Saturday in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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