Euro 2020 begins this Friday evening with a very nice Group A meeting between Turkey and Italy. A match that should not be missed.
It’s the start of Euro 2020! After several weeks of preparation, the teams will finally face each other. The first meeting of the competition pits Turkey against Italy this Friday evening. A match that should not be missed for several reasons.
Because this is the opening game
This poster between Turkey and Italy will have a special flavor. Why ? Because it marks the start of the competition which will occupy football news for a month, until the final on July 11. Whether you follow the football assiduously or if you only intend to take an interest in Euro 2020 sparingly, with a touch of curiosity, this meeting between two great teams is to watch to fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the competition .
For Burak Yilmaz
After having surprised Ligue 1 in 2020-2021 by leading the LOSC to the title of champion of France, he could well again dazzle the football planet during the European championship. Burak Yilmaz is spearheading the attack on Turkey. The 35-year-old center forward should indeed, barring a last-minute injury, be started in the forefront against Italy. His aggressiveness, his ball calls, his inspiration and his efficiency in front of goal are all qualities that could pose problems for Squadra Azzura. Moreover, the Italian defense is wary: “They deserve respect. They have shown against France, that they are solid, that they know what they want. They have talent, from Çalhanoğlu to Cengiz Ünder, from Demiral to Yılmaz who led Lille to the Ligue 1 title. It’s an interesting team, which is growing, we will have to play as a team, ”explained Leonardo Bonucci.
Italy is one of the favorites
When Roberto Mancini took the reins of the Italian national team, this one, not qualified for the World Cup 2018, was not at best. Since then, the technician passed by Manchester City has completely transformed it. The Squadra Azzura has become a winning machine. Unbeaten since September 2018 and a defeat against Portugal, it is one of the formations that can hope to lift the trophy on July 11 thanks to its defensive strength and its ability to destabilize the opponent on the offensive level. A selection to follow despite several forfeits in midfield.
Because Gianluigi Donnarumma could sign for Paris Saint-Germain
It is a rumor that agitates the transfer market. For several days, various sources in Italy and France have assured that Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is at the end of his contract, could take over the management of Paris Saint-Germain, either to compete with Keylor Navas, or to then be loaned out for a season. We are talking about a salary of around 10 M €, as well as a monumental commission – nearly 20 M € – to his agent, Mino Raiola. So for those who do not yet know the goalkeeper passed by AC Milan, this poster between Turkey and Italy is a good way to find out.
To whet your appetite
This beautiful meeting between Turks and Italians promises to be interesting. But beyond the spectacle that the two teams could offer, watching this match will whet your appetite while waiting for future deadlines, such as those featuring the France team. The Blues make their entry into the competition next Tuesday, four days later. Nothing better to wait than to salivate in front of other confrontations!
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