Italian hat-trick against Turkey at the opening of Euro 2020 | Euro 2020

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The Italian national team sent an early message to the rest of the competitors, after defeating its Turkish counterpart by three on Friday at the opening of the European Championship (Euro 2022) for football.

After a simple opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, the Euro competitions, in which 24 teams participate, began, in a version that was postponed from last year due to the repercussions of the Corona pandemic.

The Turkish and Italian teams showed great capabilities during the first half, exchanging control and creating chances on the opponent’s goal, but the result ended in a goalless draw.

With the start of the second half, the Italian team increased its pressure on its Turkish opponent, which resulted in a first goal for the Azzurri in the 53rd minute through Turkish Merih Demiral, who slipped the ball into his net.

The Italian team invested in this progress, and rushed towards the attack in search of enhancing the result, and succeeded in that through Ciro Immobile in the 66th minute.

The Italian team strengthened its lead with a third goal through Lorenzo Insigne in the 79th minute, after a fatal mistake by Turkish goalkeeper Organ Cakir.

Italy scored the first 3 points in the tournament, and temporarily topped Group A, pending the other match in the group between Wales and Switzerland on Saturday.

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