Turkey Vs Italy – Match Analysis

The opening night of the European championship saw History made as Italy for the first time in the competition history led by 3goals. It also saw the first time the opening goal being an own goal.

A rather flat first half and an exhilarating second-half this was a perfect opening match for the EURO 2020.

Turkey Vs Italy match analysis

First half

A lacking first-half, Italy dominated the possession while Turkey was fine sitting back absorbing the pressure and giving little space, making it hard to score. Finally, however, Italy came close to scoring an opener as Chiellini’s header was brilliantly saved by the Turkish goalkeeper, Ugurcan Cakir.

With half-time fast approaching, Ciro Immobile found a good chance in the box to put the host in front, but his shot fired directly at the keeper.

The Azzurri, in the first half, tried long shots to no avail. And so the game came to a stop, with Italy having 13 attempted shots on target with Turkey having none.

Second half

Practicing patience, the Azzurri kept playing, making dummy runs and stretching the opposition . This paid off Merih Demiral chested the ball into his own net from Domenico Beradi’s cross to open the scoring.

Immobile capitalized on the chaos at the Turkish goalmouth when Spinazzola’s shot deflected. He slotted the loose ball netting in the second goal.

Insigne In the 79th min scored the final goal, and for the first time in the History of the tournament Italy led with 3goals.


28 shots and only three goals to show for it, Italy should improve their final third if they wish to compete against top teams.

Italy has now extended its unbeaten record to 28 games. The question is, were they brilliant, or was it an obvious performance against a lesser side?

Author: Clinton Salmon