AP – A flurry of second-half goals gave Italy a 3-0 win over Turkey in the opening match of the European Championship.
Ciro Immobile kicked in a rebound from close range and Lorenzo Insigne added another following a poor clearance. Both came after an own-goal from Turkey defender Merih Demiral had given Italy the lead.
The Italians dominated from the start but were denied in the first half by a superb save from Turkey goalkeeper Uğurcan Çakır and a decision by the referee not to award a penalty for an apparent handball.
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The tournament began a year late because of the coronavirus pandemic and is still being called Euro 2020.
The Stadio Olimpico was only 25% full because of coronavirus measures and fans sat in small groups safely distanced from one another. The crowd of about 16,000 was still the largest gathering in Italy for a year and a half.
Wales and Switzerland play in another Group A match on Saturday in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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What a match n a fine display from Italy despite the many chances they missed. I think they will reach the quarter final stage.good luck to them.
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