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Euro 2021: Italy impresses, Belgium will test itself ... everything you need to know about June 12


The Euro started this Friday with the clear victory of Italy against Turkey in Rome. This Saturday it's Belgium's turn, one of the biggest

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Let's go for a month of competition!

Postponed for a year due to the health crisis, this unprecedented Euro in 11 countries began this Friday with the very clear victory of Italy at the expense of Turkey (3-0) thanks to goals from Insignia and Immobile and one against his camp signed Demiral.

This meeting was the first of a series of 51 which will end on July 11 in the final at Wembley (England).

What happened last night

Impressive Italy!

After a first half to test, Italy hurt Turkey very much in the opening match on Friday night in Rome.

A performance that makes Italy a real outsider for the rest of the competition.

“We tried to weaken them during the first half by sweeping from right to left,” said striker Ciro Immobile after the game.

We struggled at the start, we tried to accelerate but we hit a wall.

In the second half, they were a little more tired, they tried to squeeze us but the spaces opened up, and we saw our quality at that time.

The next step for this attractive Italy is the match against Switzerland on Wednesday evening.

The program of the day

3 p.m. (BeIn Sports 1): Wales - Switzerland

Surprise semi-finalist of the last edition (beaten 2-0 by Portugal), Wales will try to play once again the outsiders in this Euro.

The Welsh can always rely on Real Madrid attacking midfielder Gareth Bale.

During the first preparatory match against France (3-0), they showed an interesting face at the start of the match before seeing their match plummet by the rapid expulsion of Neco Williams.

6 p.m. (BeIn Sports 1): Denmark - Finland

Finland are playing their first international tournament after finishing 2nd in Group J in the Euro qualifiers.

The Danes, winners of the competition in 2012, had a good 2018 World Cup by losing on penalties to the future finalist, Croatia.

9 p.m. (M 6 and BeIN Sports 1): Belgium - Russia

The second favorite in the competition leaves largely the favorite against Russia even if the Belgians are deprived of Witsel and De Bruyne (injured).

The Russians will be led by the Monegasque Golovin, author of an excellent second part of the season with the Rocher club.

The player who will make us dream

Romelu Lukaku will be one of the strong men of Belgium who is seeking a first European coronation.


It has taken on an extra dimension this season.

Romelu Lukaku literally led Inter Milan to the Scudetto after 9 years of reign of Juventus Turin.

The powerful 28-year-old striker, passed notably by Chelsea (2011-2013) and Manchester United (2017-2019), was effective with his 30 goals scored in all competitions.

He is of course one of the favorites for the title of top scorer in the Euro.

The Red Devil is also endowed with a sacred character.

He had, in fact, found himself face to face this season with Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Milan derby in the Italian Cup.

The info you missed

Emmanuel Macron, a great football fan and supporter of OM, did not leave empty-handed from Clairefontaine where he went on Thursday, accompanied by his wife, to support the Blues before the start of the championship. Europe.

The Head of State was given an autographed photo in the Marie-Louise by the 26 players and the 4 members of the technical staff.

The "Blues" point

After their little injury, Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann touched up the ball on an annex field.

(LP / Olivier Arandel).

LP / Olivier Arandel

They have made their comeback. Even if Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema did not participate in the collective training of the Blues at the end of the afternoon at Clairefontaine, they touched the ball for a few minutes on an annex field. Good news four days before the French team's first match at the Euro against Germany in Munich. The Real Madrid striker treated a thigh crutch received against Bulgaria (3-0) while the Barcelona player suffered from a bruised left calf after a blow received in the last match. Raphaël Varane trained separately.

Source: leparis

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