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Italy will play at home in the opening fixture of the Euro 2020
Turkey, led by head coach Şenol Güneş will battle against Italy in the inaugural match of Euro 2020. Turkey is heading into the tournament as the youngest squad of all teams. This is in contrast with the experience of the Italians. Despite the deficit in age, Turkey will be a force to reckon with.
In a Defensive set-up that attempts to hit teams on the counter, Turkey is expected to stick to their 4-2-3-1 formation. The 2 in the middle would play a key role in transitioning the ball to the attackers while counter-attacking.
Italian teams in the past were known for their sturdy defense. In a 3-4-2 formation with the experience of Chiellini, Bonnici, and Florenzi at the back and the champions league winner Jorginho in the midfield, Italy is sticking to their defensive approach. The team also boasts a world-class attacking line with Insigne and Immobile upfront. Italy will look to make up for disappointment during the last World Cup after failing to qualify for the tournament.
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Deadball specialist Hakan Çalhanoğlu will look to continue this fine form into the tournament. The 27-year-old midfielder scored four goals and assisted 10 for AC Milan this season in Seria A, helping them finish third.
Despite having a great squad capable of reaching the later stages of the competition, Italy’s experience might be too much for Turkey to deal with. The Italians might edge this one.
After Chelsea was crowned champions in a thrilling champions league final, Football Fans were excited for the start of the International Competitions. This year’s Euro and the Copa America look set to produce some of the greatest international matches in recent times.