Turkey v Italy, 11 June 2021

Score3-0 to Italy
RefereeDanny Makkelie
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group A
VenueStadio Olimpico, Rome
Attendance12,916
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Assistant referees: Hessel Steegstra (NED) and Jan de Vries (NED) Fourth official: Stéphanie Frappart (FRA) Video Assistant Referee: Kevin Blom (NED) This was the opening game of Euro 2020. Turkey and Italy also met in the opening game of Euro 2000 (also played on 11 June). Italy's 3-0 win in this game became the biggest margin of victory in the opening game at a UEFA European Championship tournament.

0  Turkey

Manager: Şenol Güneş

3  Italy

Manager: Roberto Mancini

Goals:

Goals:

Merih Demiral own goal 53 OG
Ciro Immobile 66 G
Lorenzo Insigne 79 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Uğurcan Çakir
Defender Merih Demiral (captain)
Defender Umut Meraş
Defender Zeki Çelik
Defender/Midfielder Ozan Tufan
Midfielder Okay Yokuşlu
Midfielder Yusuf Yazici
Forward Burak Yilmaz (captain)

Starting lineup:

Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Defender Giorgio Chiellini (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Alessandro Florenzi
Defender/Midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola
Midfielder Nicolò Barella
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder Manuel Locatelli
Forward Ciro Immobile
Forward Lorenzo Insigne

Substitutions:

Cengiz Ünder for Yusuf Yazici 46
Kaan Ayhan for Ozan Tufan 64
İrfan Kahveci for Okay Yokuşlu 65
Halil Dervişoğlu for Kenan Karaman 76

Substitutions:

Giovanni Di Lorenzo for Alessandro Florenzi 46
Bryan Cristante for Manuel Locatelli 74
Andrea Belotti for Ciro Immobile 81
Federico Chiesa for Lorenzo Insigne 81
Federico Bernardeschi for Domenico Berardi 85

Cards:

Cağlar Söyüncü 88 Y
Halil Dervişoğlu 90 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Altay Bayindir
Goalkeeper Mert Günok
Defender Mert Müldür
Defender Ozan Kabak
Defender/Midfielder Kaan Ayhan
Midfielder Cengiz Ünder
Midfielder Dorukhan Toköz
Midfielder İrfan Kahveci
Midfielder Orkun Kökçü
Midfielder Taylan Antalyali
Forward Enes Ünal

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Alex Meret
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Francesco Acerbi
Defender Emerson
Midfielder Bryan Cristante
Midfielder Matteo Pessina
Midfielder/Forward Federico Bernardeschi
Forward Andrea Belotti
Forward Federico Chiesa

Comments:

Turkey had the youngest squad at Euro 2020. Their average age was 24 years and 353 days. Turkey had now lost their opening game in all of their seven appearances at UEFA European Championships and FIFA World Cup finals. They only conceded three goals in their ten qualifying group games for this tournament (scored 18).

Comments:

This was the first time that Italy had scored more than two goals in a game at a UEFA European Championship finals (played 39). Aged 22 years and 106 days, Gianluigi Donnarumma became Italy’s youngest-ever goalkeeper at a major tournament (FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship); previously Giorgio Ghezzi against Belgium in the 1954 World Cup (aged 23 years and 342 days). Italy had now kept a clean sheet in nine consecutive 'A' internationals for the first time since June 1990.