Italy cruise to deserved opening Euro win over Turkey

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There were no opening night nerves for Italy on Friday when they opened Euro 2020 with a commanding 3-0 victory over Turkey in Rome. The Azzurri made a deserved breakthrough eight minutes into the second half when Domenico Berardi hit the byline and Merih Demiral turned into his own net. Defensive Turkey’s unlikely chances of snatching an equalizer were ended by Ciro Immobile in the 66th minute and Lorenzo Insigne added a late third. The tournament started a year later than planned due to the coronavirus pandemic but the Italian fans in the Olympic Stadium, open to 25 per cent of capacity, wer…

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