VIDEO: Italy Vs Turkey 3 – 0 Euro Cup 2021 All Goals & Extended Highlights
Euro 2020 started with a declaration of cause. Nicely, technically it commenced with a small automobile using a football ball onto the sphere at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, but the announcement of intent accompanied quite quickly.
Italy’s 3-zero win against Turkey inside the event’s commencing recreation does no longer guarantee something; that is nonetheless a young crew, a work in development, one which perhaps lacks the big name strength of France, England and Portugal, amongst others. Italy came in to Euro 2020 with momentum, but it was always fairly fragile: an early setback should effortlessly have undone 3 years of desirable paintings.
Rather, of path, that momentum will were redoubled via swatting a first rate if quite callow — Turkish group apart. And greater widely, it gave the opposition as an entire what it wanted: an pleasing, appealing opener, one with the intention to with any luck serve to set the tone for the the rest of the group stage.
The structure in which most effective 8 groups might be eliminated at the first hurdle incentivizes a protection-first technique; that Italy did not take one will, with a bit of luck, set the tone for everybody else.
Gorkem Kirgiz: Hurriyet Spor’s has a similar line: ‘Forget this match, look ahead.’ The paper notes that Italy had 14 shots on goal in the first half while Turkey had none, and the Azzurri had twice as many completed passes and 63% of the possession: “That’s why we lost.”
Fotomac is optimistic; it nods to Turkey’s EURO 2008 campaign where they reached the semi-finals despite losing their opener against Portugal. Headline: ‘We started badly, we will finish well.
Forget Rome, focus on Baku’ is Fanatik‘s pragmatic take; Turkey take on Switzerland and Wales in the capital of Azerbaijan in their remaining Group H fixtures.
Leonardo Spinazzola, Star of the Match: “It started on the bus towards the stadium seeing all the fans gave us goosebumps.”