Merih Demiral scored an own goal Italian national team The first in his opponent’s goalTurki, in the 53rd minute in the match between the two teams at the opening of the European Nations Championship “Euro 2020“, which is held At the “Olympico” stadium in the Italian capital, Rome, in Group A, the score became 1-0 for Italy.
Turkey defender Demiral scored an own goal after turning Domenico Berardi’s cross into his country’s goal.
The first group also includes the national teams of Switzerland and Wales, and they will meet in a strong confrontation on Saturday.
The competitions for the 16th edition of the European Nations, which will continue until July 11, will be held with the participation of 24 teams, amid strict procedures in 11 European cities, due to the spread of the new Corona virus “Covid 19”, which caused the postponement of its launch for a year after it was scheduled for the summer of 2020.
The Italian national team, which is one of the candidates for the title, records its tenth appearance in the European Nations Cup finals for the tenth time in its history and the seventh in a row, as it succeeded in winning the title once in 1968, while losing the final twice in 2000 and 2012.
While the Turkish national team participates in the European Nations for the fifth time in its history, as it made its first appearance in the finals in 1996, qualified for the quarter-finals in the 2000 edition and the semi-finals in 2008, and left the group stage in the last edition of 2016, and they also failed to qualify for the 2004 and 2012 tournaments. .
Italy national team
Defense Line: Florenzi – Bonucci – Chiellini – Spinazzola
Midfield: Barilla – Jorginho – Locatelli
Forwards: Berardi – Immobile – Insigne
Turkey national team
Defense Line: Silk – Soyunko – Demiral – Mirach
Midfield: Yokochlo – Tuvan – Karaman
Forwards: Calhanoglu – Burak Yilmaz – Yusuf Yazigi
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The Italian national team qualified for the current edition after achieving the full mark in the qualifiers of the old continent by winning all the ten matches it played to collect 30 points, leading them in the tenth group ranking, which included the teams “Finland, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Liechtenstein”, and the Azzurri players scored during this period. The confrontations have 37 goals, and they have conceded only 4 goals.
On the other hand, the Turkish national team booked its seat in the Euro 2020 finals, after finishing its second place in the table of Group H in the qualifiers with 23 points, two points behind France, the leader, with 7 victories, two draws and one defeat, and its players scored 18 goals and conceded three goals..