Italy deservedly won thanks to an own goal from Merih Demiral and goals from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, while Turkey was disappointed considering the talent, though inexperienced, available to coach Senol Gunes.
Italy will have tougher tests in the future, but the Azzurri were rewarded for their patience in the first game of this postponed competition.
Acrobatic stop from Turkish goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir was forced by veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini’s header from a corner, despite his effort appeared to be going over the crossbar.
Turkey’s young and talented team entered Euro 2020 with high expectations, despite their lack of experience. Burak Yilmaz, the team’s captain, is eight years older than the rest of the squad at 35 years old, having just helped Lille win Ligue 1.
Italy had been on autopilot for the entire of the game, and Insigne added the cherry on top with just 10 minutes remaining.