Italy made short work of Turkey in the opening match of Euro 2020 (0-3). Find the tops and flops of this one-way meeting.
Spinazzola in all the right moves
Unleashed in his left lane, Leonardo Spinazzola delivered a huge performance during this opening match. The transalpine side, never worried defensively, chained the angry climbs and threatening centers throughout the meeting. In passing, making Celik experience a real ordeal. The AS Roma player could even have participated in the offensive festival of his team without several saving interventions from Cakir.
Expected at the turn on the Italian side, Ciro Immobile has launched its Euro well. The Lazio striker, surrounded by the very active Insigne and Berardi, was particularly illustrated in the second half. Opportunistic to double the bet, with a perfectly mastered flat foot, the 31-year-old then turned into a decisive passer, by shifting Insigne perfectly into the box. A job well done.
Jorginho, the maestro
A few days after winning the Champions League with Chelsea, Jorginho particularly stood out on Friday. A hub for the midfielder, the Brazilian-born player set the tone for recovery, while breaking the Turkish lines thanks to his green pass quality forward. Its association with Locatelli and Barella has clearly been one of the big strengths of Squadra Azzura.
What a desappointment ! Dominated from start to finish, Turkey opposed very little adversity to the Italians. As harmless, with only three shots attempted (no target), as feverish throughout the meeting. The 4-5-1 set up by Senol Gunes showed absolutely nothing good, and the Turkish coach’s tactical changes in the second half had no effect. Defeated 0-3, Yilmaz’s teammates will have to show a whole different face Wednesday against Wales.
A drifting hinge
The symbol of a nightmare match. Usual boss of the Turkish defense, Caglar Soyuncu has completely sunk. The Leicester player quickly showed signs of restlessness and never knew how to raise his head. Approximate and very nervous At his side, Merih Demiral tried to fill in the gaps in the first period, but he got trapped when he returned from the locker room, opening the score with an unfortunate csc in the chest. The first goal of Euro 2020 should not be remembered. Except his …