Italy got their Euro 2020 campaign off to a flying start with an easy 3-0 victory over Turkey in Group A.
The tournament moved by a year to 2021 due to the coronavirus opened in spectacular fashion with a colourful opening ceremony at the Stadio Olimpico.
A drab first half dominated by the Azzurri ended in a stalemate but the Italians upped the ante after the break and were good value for their win.
An own goal by Merih Demiral and strikes by Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne settled the one-sided contest in the second half.
It was the first time in Euro tournament that Italy would score three goals in a single game.
Friday’s opener is the first of 51 games to be played in 11 European cities over the next month.