0 - 3
FT

OG: 53'
- Merih Demiral 53'

Scored: 66'
- Ciro Immobile 66'

Scored: 78'
- Lorenzo Insigne 78'

Live Updates for Turkey -v- Italy

90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Turkey and Italy.

That was a hugely impressive performance from the Italians who backed up the long unbeaten run they have been on. The opening goal was fortunate, but they deserved the lead by that stage. Incisive passing, strong in midfield and options to come back into the side. The front players linked-up together well and can be satisfied with their work.

Very poor from Turkey though. They seemed to lack any sort of cohesion with their passing, were on the back foot in defence and offered little threat up front. They took the risk of sitting back in this game in hopes of stiffling the Italians and grind out a result. It backfired from the moment they went behind. They are now in danger in this group. 

Wales and Switzerland play each other tomorrow in this group. 

90' + 2'

Late chance for a consolation for Turkey as Yilmaz is found in room inside the area. Chiellini is there to block him out there. Still life left in the old dog 

90'

Turkey have 3 more minutes of discomfort to last 

89'

Yellow Card

Halil Ibrahim Dervisoglu (Turkey) is booked.

87'

Yellow Card

Caglar Soyuncu (Turkey) is booked.

85'

Substitution

Federico Bernardeschi (in) - Domenico Berardi (out) (Italy).

80'

Substitution

Federico Chiesa (in) - Lorenzo Insigne (out) (Italy).

80'

Substitution

Andrea Belotti (in) - Ciro Immobile (out) (Italy).

78'

GOAL!

Lorenzo Insigne (Italy) scores.

Game over.

It comes from a poor kick-out from Cakir. He is only able to find an Italian attacker. Three swift passes and Isnigne is found on the left hand side. He curls one home into the corner 

75'

Substitution

Halil Ibrahim Dervisoglu (in) - Kenan Karaman (out) (Turkey).

73'

Substitution

Bryan Cristante (in) - Manuel Locatelli (out) (Italy).

71'

Italy are completely on top now at the moment and passing around the ball with a lot of confidence 

66'

GOAL!

Ciro Immobile (Italy) scores.

Italy get their second of the night. Berrardi is involved yet again to play the ball into the area. Leonardo Spinazzola has a snap-shot which Cakir is only able to parry. Immobile is on hand to slot home. Turkey claim in vain for a hand-ball against the Roma man Spinazzola but it is rejected 

65'

Substitution

Kaan Ayhan (in) - Ozan Tufan (out) (Turkey).

65'

Substitution

Irfan Kahveci (in) - Okay Yokuslu (out) (Turkey).

59'

Cakir is forced into another save as Locatelli tries his luck on this occasion. He just pushes it around the post

57'

Italy are the side on top and almost get a second. Insigne has a shot but it is deflected over. 

53'

OWN GOAL!

Merih Demiral (Turkey) scores an own-goal!

Our first goal of the night and the tournament!

It is a disaster from the Turks viewpoint though. Berrardi is the man causing problems yet again. His ball into the area catches the defence by surprise. Demiral is facing his own goal when it hits his chest and trundles over the line. Italy probably deserve it but strange circumstances 

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Turkey and Italy has started.

46'

Substitution

Cengiz Under (in) - Yusuf Yazici (out) (Turkey).

46'

Substitution

Gionvanni Di Lorenzo (in) - Alessandro Florenzi (out) (Italy).

45' + 1'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Turkey and Italy.

Scoreless here at the break. Can either side manage to find that all important goal?

43'

For all the good work from Italy so far, Cakir has not really been tested other than that header 

38'

Gianluigi Donnaruma slightly panics with a ball into the area but just about manages to punch it away

34'

Burak Yilmaz has been starved off possession so far. Turkey need to be wiser with their passing rather than just lumping it away

22'

Close! Insigne swings a corner in and Giorgio Cheillini is free just inside the twelve yard line. His header is tipped over. The sceond one is adjudged to have been offside

20'

Big shout from the Italian players for a penalty. No dice though. A shot from Immobile hits the body of a Turkish defender but not his hand really. 

17'

Sharp one-two with Baredi and Insigne results in the latter just sweeping the ball past the right hand post. Good movement from the Italians though

12'

Better from Turkey as they are able to find Burak Yilmaz with a better pass over the top. His ball into the centre is unable to find anyone properly though as Nicola Barella wins a free-kick

2'

Early opportunity for the 'away side'. Domencio Beradi is able to keep a long ball in before cutting it back inside. Ciro Immobile tries a first time effort which just goes wide. Turkey had switched off there 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Turkey and Italy has kicked off.

Here we go!

0'

Not long to go now...

0'

Both sides are in strong form at the moment. Italy have recovered from the disaster of not qualifying for the World Cup in 2018 to be on a 27 game unbeaten streak. Roberto Mancini has done wonders to pick his country off the floor in that regards. They also play a very fluent and attack minded style. 

Turkey are extremely confident too. They have begun their World Cup qualifying in great style, beating both Netherlands and Norway. They took 4 points off France in qualfying for this tournament 

0'

Welcome to the delayed European Championships. Philip Morrissey here providing all of the updates for the opening match in this tournament. Which hopefully should be a celebration of all that is good about the game. 

Originally scheduled for last summer, the on-going Covid-19 pandemic put paid to all of that. Stadiums are still going at less than peak capacity, but at least some fans are able to attend. About 20,000 anticipated to be in Stadio Olympico. We in Ireland are obviously gutted that we did not qualify, and no games are going to take place in Dublin. We can sit back and enjoy the football on offer instead. 

It is curious that Turkey are nominated as being the home side despite playing Italy in Rome. Both will expect to top the group after the opening three games. This encounter might go some way to deciding who manages that 





Turkey
WNov. 15, 2020
Turkey 3 - 2 Russia
LNov. 18, 2020
Hungary 2 - 0 Turkey
LJune 11, 2021
Turkey 0 - 3 Italy
LJune 16, 2021
Turkey 0 - 2 Wales
LJune 20, 2021
Swiss 3 - 1 Turkey
Ugurcan Cakir 23
Goalkeeper
Caglar Soyuncu 4
Booked: 87'
Defender
Umut Meras 13
Defender
Merih Demiral 3
OG: 53'
Defender
Zeki Celik 2
Defender
Yusuf Yazici 11
46'
46Subbed Off: Cengiz Under 46'
Midfielder
Ozan Tufan 6
65'
65Subbed Off: Kaan Ayhan 65'
Midfielder
Kenan Karaman 9
75'
75Subbed Off: Halil Ibrahim Dervisoglu 75'
Midfielder
Hakan Calhanoglu 10
Midfielder
Okay Yokuslu 5
65'
65Subbed Off: Irfan Kahveci 65'
Midfielder
© Burak Yilmaz 17
Forward

Substitutes
Cengiz Under 7
46'
46Subbed On: Yusuf Yazici 46'
Midfield
Enes Unal 16
Forward
Dorukhan Tokoz 8
Midfield
Mert Muldur 25
Defender
Orkun Kokcu 19
Midfield
Irfan Kahveci 21
65'
65Subbed On: Okay Yokuslu 65'
Midfield
Ozan Kabak 15
Defender
Mert Gunok 1
Goalkeeper
Halil Ibrahim Dervisoglu 26
75'
75Subbed On: Kenan Karaman 75'
Booked: 89'
Forward
Altay Bayindir 12
Goalkeeper
Kaan Ayhan 22
65'
65Subbed On: Ozan Tufan 65'
Defender
Taylan Antalyali 14
Midfield
Italy
WNov. 15, 2020
Italy 2 - 0 Poland
WNov. 18, 2020
Bosnia&Herz 0 - 2 Italy
WJune 11, 2021
Turkey 0 - 3 Italy
WJune 16, 2021
Italy 3 - 0 Swiss
WJune 20, 2021
Italy 1 - 0 Wales
21 Gianluigi Donnarumma
Goalkeeper
3 Giorgio Chiellini ©
Defender
19 Leonardo Bonucci
Defender
4 Leonardo Spinazzola
Defender
18 Nicolo Barella
Midfielder
24 Alessandro Florenzi
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Gionvanni Di Lorenzo 46'
8 Jorginho
Midfielder
5 Manuel Locatelli
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: Bryan Cristante 73'
11 Domenico Berardi
Forward 85'
85Subbed Off: Federico Bernardeschi 85'
17 Ciro Immobile
Forward
Scored: 66'
80'
80Subbed Off: Andrea Belotti 80'
10 Lorenzo Insigne
Forward
Scored: 78'
80'
80Subbed Off: Federico Chiesa 80'

Substitutes
2 Gionvanni Di Lorenzo
Defender 46'
46Subbed On: Alessandro Florenzi 46'
16 Bryan Cristante
Midfield 73'
73Subbed On: Manuel Locatelli 73'
14 Federico Chiesa
Forward 80'
80Subbed On: Lorenzo Insigne 80'
20 Federico Bernardeschi
Midfield 85'
85Subbed On: Domenico Berardi 85'
9 Andrea Belotti
Forward 80'
80Subbed On: Ciro Immobile 80'
23 Alessandro Bastoni
Defender
15 Francesco Acerbi
Defender
26 Alex Meret
Goalkeeper
13 Emerson
Defender
12 Matteo Pessina
Midfield
22 Giacomo Raspadori
Forward
1 Salvatore Sirigu
Goalkeeper

MATCH INFO

Competition: Euro 2020 Group A

Date: 8 p.m. June 11, 2021

Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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