Turkey 0-3 Italy: Player Ratings
Photo: Chris Ricco - UEFA

Roberto Mancini’s side extended their unbeaten run to 28 games after a comfortable 3-0 victory against Turkey in their opening game of Euro 2020, as Ciro Immobile netted his first goal in a major international tournament.

Here are VAVEL's player ratings from Italy’s victory in Rome:

Player Ratings

Gianluigi Donnarumma - Unlike his compatriot in the other goal, Donnarumma barely had his palms tested throughout the match. His first and only piece of action was just after the half an hour mark, palming away Burak Yilmaz cross. A spectator for most of the evening. (7)

Alessandro Florenzi - With Leonardo Spinazzola providing the attacking outlet on the left-hand side, Florenzi was the spare man to form a back-three whenever Mancini’s men went forward. He only featured for 45 minutes before being replaced at half-time by Leonardo Di Lorenzo. (6)

Leonardo Bouncci - With Turkey struggling to get forward, it was a quiet evening for the veteran defender. Had a few moments where he burst forward with the ball and was composed throughout the evening. (6)

Giorgio Chellini - Despite being the oldest player on the pitch, Chiellini was the standout player in Rome, producing moments in both boxes. The captain captured Italy’s best chance of the first half, having a header superbly tipped over by the Turkish goalkeeper. Then, with just a minute left on the clock, Chiellini done tremendously well to block Yilmaz shot, showing that the 36-year-old still has it. (9)

Leonardo Spinazzola - Man of the match. He started at left-back but played majority as a left-winger and was Italy’s most creative player on the pitch, although he lacked quality in the final third. He was involved in the second goal as his half-volley forced Ugurcan Cakhir into a good save and the loose ball fell to the feet of Immobile to tap home. A terrific performance from the Italian. (10)

Nico Barella - Quite a disappointing evening for the midfielder, struggled to influence the game in terms of the attacking play. Although, he was there to pick up any loose passes and pressed high throughout the game, forcing Turkey into plenty of mistakes. (7)

Jorginho - He was barely mentioned throughout the 90 minutes, and that indicates he did his job superbly. Sweeping up any loose passes in the middle of the park and controlled the tempo of the game. (7)

Manuel Locatelli - The man chosen to replace the injured Marco Verratti in the starting eleven. Formed a good partnership with Insigne and Spinazzola on the left-hand side and showed great energy to press high in his half when Turkey received possession. (7)

Domenico Berardi - Heading into the game, Berardi was a man in form after he netted in his last four appearances for the Azzurri’s, but looked out of pace in the first half. However, the second half was the complete opposite, being involved in the opening goals as his cross was turned in by Merih Demiral. Just failed to add a goal to his name but a better second-half for Berardi. (8)

Lorenzo Insigne - From the minute go, Insigne formed an electric partnership with Spinazzola as they exploited Turkey’s left-hand side. The winger had the most shots throughout the game, five in total, but looked like it wasn’t going to be his evening. He eventually found the back of the net in the 80th-minute moments before being substituted. (9)

Circo Immobile - It will be an evening to remember for the 31-year-old as he grabbed his first goal in a major international tournament. He was the quickest to react to Cakir save, and he opened his body to sidefoot his team 2-0 up. He also grabbed an assist as he teed up Insigne for the third goal of the evening. (9)

Giovanni De Lorenzo - Replaced Florenzi at half-time and wasn’t afraid to get forward on any occasion, bursting forward within one minute into the second half, while also maintaining his defensive duties. (6)

Bryan Cristante - Introduced in the 75th minute for Locatelli. Wasn’t involved in much for the last 15 minutes. (6)

Federico Chiesa - Replaced Insigne in 81st minute. N/A

Andrea Belotti - Replaced Immobile in 81st minute. N/A

Federico Bernardeschi - Replaced Berardi in 85th minute. N/A