An entry into the matter in every respect successful for Italy, on the occasion of the opening of the Euro football, Friday 11 June. Technically, tactically and collectively superior, Roberto Mancini’s players made short work of a very poor Turkey at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, winning 3-0 in front of nearly 16,000 spectators.
Well established on all fronts, the Transalpins have built their success and can claim the status of real outsider of the competition. “We were hoping for a start to the competition like this. I hope the Italians had a good evening, rejoiced at the end of the match the Italian coach. We have a good team and we are aware of the work done. But there is still room for improvement. “
Zero shots at half-time for Turkey
From the start of the game, the Italians confiscated the ball from the Turks who had come to defend. But despite several chances, Ciro Immobile’s teammates were very clumsy. At halftime on fourteen shots, they only scored three. Opposite, Burak Yilmaz’s teammates, lonely at the forefront of the attack, return to the locker room with zero attempted shots.
But the first goal conceded from the resumption by the unfortunate Demiral against his camp (53e) hurt Güneş’s troops, who never had the means to react. Worse still, the Turks multiplied the technical faults to allow the Italians to seal the outcome of the game by Ciro Immobile (66e) and Lorenzeo Insigne (79e).
“We tried to weaken them during the first half by sweeping from right to left. We weren’t always very good on crossesInsigne explained at the end of the match. We tried to be faster. We struggled at the start, we tried to accelerate but we hit a wall. In the second half, they were a little more tired, they tried to squeeze us but the spaces opened up, and we saw our quality at that time. “
The Mancini team, which is now 28 games unbeaten, must do it again on June 16 to ensure qualification against the Swiss neighbor in Group A. Turkey will have to assume a trip of 4,500 kilometers to Azerbaijan, in Baku, to revive against Wales.
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