Italy shows its strength at the opening of “Euro 2020” and beats Turkey by three
The Italian national team achieved a deserved victory over its rival Turkey, by three goals to nothing, in the strong confrontation that brought them together, on Friday, at the “Olympico” stadium in the capital, Rome, as part of the European Football Championship. The confrontation began with great caution by the stars of the Italian national team against their competitors in the Turkish national team, who showed their reliance on organized defense, keeping the ball for as long as possible, and hitting the lines of their opponents with counter-attacks, led by veteran striker Burak Yilmaz. After 15 minutes, the stars of the Italian national team set out to form pressure, by shooting from outside the penalty area, and focusing on taking advantage of the free balls, one of which almost entered the net of goalkeeper Organ Shakir in the 22nd minute, but he managed to tackle it with great skill, amid shock And the heartbreak of Commander Giorgio Chiellini and his comrades. The Italian team’s stars managed to shoot on 14 occasions, making it the largest difference in shots in the first half of a European Nations Cup match, since 2004, when the Netherlands had 16 shots in the confrontation against Latvia, which made the first half end negative without goals. . Italy continued to play on the gaps in the lines of its opponent, Turkey, in the second half, after Domenico Berardi with a powerful cross pass, collided with defender Merih Demiral, who mistakenly turned it into his net in the 53rd minute. Turkey’s defender Merih Demirali entered the history of the European Nations Cup with a negative number, because it is the first time that the opening goal of the continental competition was scored by mistake, according to the British “Opta” network for sports statistics. The Italian supremacy continued, which striker Shiro Immobile translated into a second goal in the 66th minute, after he followed the ball returning from the Turkish national team goalkeeper, whose stars lost focus as a result of their opponent’s two-to-one advance, which made the protector of their den, Organ Shakir make a fatal mistake. . Organ Shakir played the ball wrong for one of his colleagues, so the Italian star cut it, and quickly passed it to Lorenzo Insigne, who put it in the net of his opponent in the 79th minute, declaring their victory over the “Anatolian Wolves” by three goals to none. Thanks to the clean treble, the Italian team raised its score to 3 points, to top the standings of Group A in the European Nations Cup, while the Turkey team lost the opportunity to obtain any point, and remained without points, which will make it wait for the next two matches against Wales and Switzerland.