Turkey v Italy Live Commentary & Results, 11/06/2021, European Championship

SUBSCRIBERS: Salvatore Sirigu, Bryan Cristante, Matteo Pessina, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Alessandro Bastoni, Emerson, Giacomo Raspadori, Francesco Acerbi, Alex Meret, Andrea Belotti.

ITALY (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini (c), Leonardo Spinazzola; Nicolo Barella, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli; Domenico Berardi, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne.

SUBS: Halil Dervisoglu, Irfan Can Kahveci, Enes Unal, Ozan Kabak, Altay Bayindir, Cengiz Under, Fehmi Mert Gunok, Orkun Kokcu, Mert Muldur, Dorukhan Tokoz, Kaan Ayhan, Taylan from Antalya.

TURKEY (4-1-4-1): Ugurcan Cakir; Mehmet Zeki Celik, Merih Demiral, Caglar Soyuncu, Umut Meras; Okay Yokuslu; Kenan Karaman, Ozan Tufan, Yusuf Yazici, Hakan Calhanoglu; Burak Yilmaz (c).

The Italian hosts have been revitalized under Roberto Mancini as one of only two teams alongside Belgium to win all of their qualifying matches. This is Italy’s 10th appearance in the European Championship, but they have not won it since their first appearance in 1968. Given their form and tournament organization, they must be the one of the favorites to lift the trophy this time.

A year after it was supposed to take place, Euro 2020 is finally here and what a game we have to start things off. Turkey qualified for the tournament thanks to their strong defense, having conceded just three goals in their 10 qualifying matches. 18 years after leading Turkey to third place in the 2002 World Cup, Senol Gunes may well find his dark horses here.

Hello! Welcome to our live commentary of the UEFA Euro 2020 opener, a Group A clash between Turkey and Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

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