🇹🇷 🇮🇹 Italy on Rome soil against Turkey to kick off Euro 2020 🏆

Logo: OneFootball


Lewis Ambrose

Article image: https://image-service.onefootball.com/crop/face?h=810&image=https%3A%2F%2Fwp-images.onefootball.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F10%2F2021%2F06%2Fimago1003063903h-1000x595.jpg&q=25&w=1080

Euro 2020 is here at long last! And Italy play host to Turkey when Group A begins on Friday…

☝️ What one thing should I keep an eye on?

The opening ceremony, of course! We love tournament football and one of the unique things about it is the opening ceremony. You never know what you’re going to get but we can promise you won’t have seen it before.

🔑 Can you give me a key player from each team?

Ciro Immobile

Italy have experience at the back and loads of quality in midfield but where do the goals come from? Immobile is the top international scorer in the squad with 13 goals will play up front in his home stadium.

Ozan Tufan

Article image: https://image-service.onefootball.com/resize?fit=max&h=720&image=https%3A%2F%2Fwp-images.onefootball.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F10%2F2021%2F06%2Fimago1001613630h-2048x1365.jpg&q=25&w=1080

A real box-to-box midfielder, Tufan had an impressive season at club level and will be hoping to carry that form into the tournament. The one thing Italy may lack in the centre of the pitch is legs and the 26-year-old could really exploit that with his late arrivals in the box.

📊 Fun facts

  1. Italy have not lost since September 2018, winning 22 games and drawing five in that time

🔮 Predicted line-ups


Turkey (4-2-3-1): Çakir; Çelik, Demiral, Söyüncü, Meras; Tufan, Yokuslu; Karaman, Çalhanoglu, Yazici; Yilmaz.

Marco Verratti is a doubt for the hosts.

Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Locatelli, Jorginho, Barella; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne.