Euro 2020 Fantasy Tips: Turkey vs Italy– Key Players, Probable Line-ups & Much More

After suffering a terrible loss against Germany in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals in the 2018 World Cup, the Azzurri would certainly want to turn the tides and prove themselves at the international stage.
Ketaki Pole Author

Updated - 11 June 2021 2:56 pm

Match Details

Date: 12 June, 2021
Time: 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
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Preview

The opening game of the much awaited tournament, Euro 2020 will kick off with an exciting encounter with Turkey locking horns with Italy on June 12 at Stadio Olimpico, Rome. They are part of a tricky Group A, featuring Switzerland and Wales and every match could prove to be vital in deciding the final standings. With two quality sides led by top managers, the stage is set for an exciting start to the long awaited European Championship.

Team News

Tukey

Senol Gunes will have a fully fit squad to choose form, as the team has reported no injuries.

Italy

Roberto Mancini has an almost fit squad for the opening encounter; however there are doubts over the availability of Marco Verratti.

Key Players

Analysis

Turkey are coming to the tournament on the back of a draw against Guinea and comfortable wins against Azerbaijan and Moldova in the international friendly games that took place ahead of the European Championship. Led by Burak Yilmaz, who has been in great form in the recent times, Tukey can prove their worth in the mega tournament backed by Juventus’ Merih Demiral, Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu and AC Milan’s Hakam Calhanoglu. Notably, this could also be the last championship for Tukey’s skipper Burak Yilmaz.

On the other hand, Italy have transformed under the management of Roberto Mancini and have an evolved squad. Italy are coming into tournament with a striking 4-0 win over Czech Republic in the international friendly game. After suffering a terrible loss against Germany in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals in the 2018 World Cup, the Azzurri would certainly want to turn the tides and prove themselves at the international stage.

Team 1

Team 2

Probable Playing XI

Turkey:
Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras; Yokuslu; Calhanoglu, Tufan, Under; Yazici; Yilmaz

Italy:
Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne

Best 14
GK: Cakir
Defenders: Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Soyuncu
Midfielders: Jorginho, Calhanoglu, Tufan, Yazici
Forwards: Immobile, Insigne, Under, Yilmaz, Berardi

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