August 6, 2021

Own goal (in)feliz opened the way for the Italians ::

I came, I saw, I conquered. A Italy entered with the right foot in the European Championship 2020. At the Olympic in Rome, the team led by Roberto Mancini beat the Turkey, for 0x3, in a game decided only in the second half.

After an enlightening domain in the 1st part, without the necessary efficiency to open the marker, a auto-golo Demiral, in the 53rd minute, paved the way for the comfortable victory of the blue team, against a team that has conceded so many goals this Friday, as in the entire qualifying round for the Euro.

Unique sense

No big story. Italy didn’t have much opposition throughout the match, and the big difference from the first to the second half was just one: efficiency. Simple. With good ball circulation, the Italians took over the Turkish midfield and were looking for spaces to reach Çakir’s goal, with the Turkish goalkeeper holding the void in the first 45 minutes.

After 15 minutes of tactical recognition, Chiellini took advantage of a set-piece to force Çakir into the first great moment of the match, with a tight save with a header from the Juventus central. O domain continued and Ciro Immobile had two more good chances until the half-time whistle.

On the opposite side, Gigi Donnarumma had practically no work, except for a successful exit from the goal, driving the ball away from the danger zone. With everything tied, Gunes and Mancini hit needles. The Turkish changed the attack with the entry of the irreverent Under and the Italian hit the defense – Di Lorenzo came in for Florenzi.

Getty / Mike Hewitt

Demiral’s Unhappiness

Upon returning from the changing rooms, little or nothing changed. The game continued from Unique sense, with Italians being more incisive than pragmatists in the last third. Even so, it took an own goal from Juventus centre-back Demiral, for the placard get out of 0x0. Berardi received it from Locatelli, crossed on the left and the young Turkish defender, when trying to cut, deflected the ball into the back of his own goal.

The (own) goal galvanized the formation that played literally at home, with more than 20 thousand supporters in the stands of Olímpico, and 0x2 did not take long to appear… Berardi crossed from the right, Spinazzola forced an excellent save, but Ciro Immobile, the Italian hitter, was in the right place to make amends for the Turkish goal.

Unable to react, Turkey resigned themselves to the disadvantage and ended up suffering the third. Insigne tried so hard that he was eventually rewarded. O shortly from Naples received a pass from Immobile and placed the ball in an arc in the back of the Turkish nets to make the third. 1, 2, 3… that is how the Italian victory is written.