Italy clinched a comfortable 3-0 win over Turkey in this year’s European showpiece held at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
A cold first half that ended 0-0 was followed by a chaotic second half as Italy took the lead when Juventus center back Merih Demiral turned the ball past his own keeper trying to cut out Domenico Berardi’s cross.
Lazio’s Immobile, playing on his home ground, pounced after Leonardo Spinazzola’s shot was blocked by the keeper to doubled Italy’s lead before Napoli FC captain Lorenzo Insigne rounded off a comfortable win for Italy in the79th minute.
On a warm night in Italy’s capital city, the national stadium was only a quarter full but the fans present added to a sense of celebration at the start of Europe’s biggest football carnival delayed 12 months by the coronavirus pandemic.
The 16,000 inside the ground represented the biggest crowd in Italy for a year and a half, while those unable to get a ticket watched the action unfold on big screens set up across Rome.