Match 1 Euro 2020 Highlights - Italy got their UEFA Euro 2020 tournament off to a flying start with a 3-0 win over Turkey on Friday night.
Match 1 Euro 2020 Highlights - Turkey vs Italy
In the end it turned out to be a comfortable win for the Azzuri.
Roberto Mancini's men dominated the first half, but it took an own goal in the 53rd minute to finally break the deadlock.
Despite being the better side, the longer the match went at 0-0, the edgier Italy were starting to look. They snatched a bit at chances, and needed to deadlock to be broken to settle them down.
Once Italy went in front, they never really looked like surrendering the lead, and when Ciro Immobile added the second after 66 minutes, Italy totally relaxed and finished the game strongly.
In the end the Azzuri ran out comfortable 3-0 winners. I believe the win will give them immense confidence for the remainder of the competition. And on this evidence, Italy look like real contenders.
The Italians take on Switzerland in their next match on Wednesday 16th June, also at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. For the Turks, they take on Wales on Baku on the same day.