Willful, but clumsy in the first act, Italy sharpened its blades in the second half, to slash three times an ultimately powerless Turkish defense (3-0). What ideally launch the Euro 2020 of the National.
Turkey 0-3 Italy
Buts : Demiral CSC (53e) , Immobile (66e), Badge (79e) for Italy
This Friday evening, Italy will therefore have danced a two-beat waltz. First, a sarabande removed, but tense, where you get tangled up when the long-awaited chorus emerges. Then a happy java, in communion with the exciting rhythm of a second period that she will have largely dominated. At the end of the ball, Roberto Mancini can breathe: his foals corrected a Turkish team with no idea or going, for their entry into the competition.
Promises and Preys
This Friday evening, Rome is shivering. The pleasure of communing with 18,000 heads for an idea, a team, a goal, which Italy approaches dressed in immaculate white. That’s good, the National ready to win and take a bite out of a minimalist Turkey, softened by the stakes and the pressing light blue. Italy then advanced high and strong, driven by the aggressiveness of their offensive trio and the Locatelli-Barella double in midfield. La Blue Team therefore has its prey in its sights, but its promises of spectacle are often nipped in the bud by its clumsiness in the last few meters. Insignia makes an uplifting illustration of this, sending his shot wrapped up in the stands, after a clever one-two with Berardi. Finally, it is again Giorgio Chiellini, 36 years old on the clock, who puts on the boss suit of his own: impeccable in the duels, daring in the relaunch, the Juventino also forced Çakır to work from a corner, slamming a header that went through the top corner. Rome are also on the verge of catching fire before the break, when a cross from Spinazzola is blocked by a hand from Çelik. A blow for nothing: the referee does not flinch, even if it means being rotten by the public of the Olimpico.
The Turkish shipwreck
No big deal. Italy persists, and begins to pass the dishes faster and faster in the midfield. Shortly after the break, Barella struck the hour to sit down to dinner, throwing Berardi on the left. The winger of Sassuolo goes there with his inside hook, crosses in force, and Demiral, under pressure, sends the ball into his own net. Turkey will never recover and continues to suffer, paralyzed by its offensive insufficiencies. Berardi, not crazy, chooses to press where it hurts and crosses for Spinazzola, whose chained shot is repelled by Çakir. Motionless, on the lookout, saw it all before anyone else, and came to a close with a safety foot. This time, the guys from Şenol Güneş are cooked to perfection. Çakir banana an obvious recovery, which ends in the feet of Immobile, whose chained pass puts Insigne in orbit. Launched on his flat right foot, the Napoli winger knows what he is going to do: his special curled strike, which once and for all sinks the Turks. A perfect scenario for the National, launched with art and style in its Euro 2021. Turkey (4-1-1-1): Cakir – Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras – Yokuslu (Kahveci, 65e) – Karaman (Dervisoglu, 76e), Tufan (Ayhan, 64e), Printer(Under, 45e), Calhanoglu – Burak Yilmaz. Breeder: Senol Gunes.
Italy (4-3-3):Donnarumma – Florenzi (Di Lorenzi, 45e), Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola – Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli (Cristante, 74e) – Berardi, Immobile, Insigne. Breeder: Roberto Mancini.
By Adrien Candau