In the only precedent between the two teams in the competition came a 2-1 success for our national team. Mancini wants to continue in the streak of matches without defeat
Finally we leave. After the postponement of Euro 2020 due to the pandemic, the long-awaited appointment is about to become a reality. Expectations around Roberto Mancini’s national team are high, starting on the right foot is essential: on Friday at 21, at the Olimpico in Rome, Turkey arrives. The national team coached by Senol Gunes qualified second behind France, but never lost against the world champions.
For Turkey this is the fifth participation in the European Championships: the best result is even a semifinal, reached in 2008. The two teams arrive at this challenge in good shape, with excellent results in the first days of qualifying for the World Championships in Qatar 2022: Italy always won 2-0, three out of three games, against Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania. The Turkish national team instead scored seven points in three matches, winning against the Netherlands and Norway before the home draw against Latvia, a pyrotechnic 3-3. Roberto Mancini’s blues present themselves to the European Championships with a series of useful results that began in September 2018: as Oddschecker notes, in fact, between official (21) and friendly (6) commitments our national team is unbeaten in 27 consecutive matches.
The last two comparisons between Italy and Turkey date back to two friendly matches, in 2002 and 2006: 1-1 the final result on both occasions. The last official match between the two teams took place on the occasion of the European Championships in 2000: a 2-1 victory for the Azzurri with goals from Antonio Conte, in acrobatics, and Filippo Inzaghi. As reported by Oddschecker, Italy is unbeaten in previous matches with Turkey: considering also the friendly matches, the balance up to now is seven wins for our national team and three draws. There is a lot of Serie A among the squads of Mr. Senol Gunes for these European Championships: present the AC Milan player Hakan Calhanoglu, the Juventus player Merih Demiral, the Roma player Cengiz Under and the Sassuolo defender, Kaan Ayhan.
June 8 – 12:17 pm
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