Italy’s Lorenzo Insigne scores his side’s third goal against Turkey in the opening game at Euro 2020 (Alberto Lingria/Pool Photo via AP) Ita...
|Italy’s Lorenzo Insigne scores his side’s third goal against Turkey in the opening game at Euro 2020 (Alberto Lingria/Pool Photo via AP)|
Napoli forward Insigne curled the best first-half chance wide in the 17th minute as Italy, who lost in the quarter-finals to Germany on penalties at Euro 2016, pinned their opponents back for most of the opening 45 minutes.
Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir tipped Giorgio Chiellini’s header over from a corner and Ciro Immobile headed off target before his low shot was comfortably saved.
Italy deservedly broke the deadlock in the 53rd minute. Domenico Berardi took advantage of Umut Meras’ slip in the area and the Italian’s firm cross was deflected into the net off the chest of Demiral.
Both sides play their second games on Wednesday. Turkey take on Wales in Baku and Italy return to the Olympic Stadium to face Switzerland.