October 22, 2021

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Chelsea fans amazed by performance of Italian forward at Euro 2020

Ciro Immobile starred on Friday night for Italy in the first game of Euro 2020 – and some Chelsea fans on Twitter were left raving about his individual performance. 

Italy kickstarted the Euros with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Turkey, and that’s why many are now tipping them as a team that could go deep into the competition this summer.

It’s only one game, but a draw between Wales and Switzerland on Saturday leaves them top of Group A in a favourable position to reach the knockout stages.

Lazio frontman Immobile was the star of the show for the Italians. 

Firstly, he got himself on the scoresheet in the 66th minute by showing a striker’s instinct to pounce in the penalty area by scoring an easy goal. Afterwards, he provided the assist for teammate Lorezno Insigne, plus he was an attacking menace during the game with his runs in the final third.

The centre-forward is a key player for the national team, so a lot of their hopes rest on him this tournament. 

Immobile the real deal

As well as his international heroics, Immobile is a talisman for his club side Lazio.

The rapid striker scored 25 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions for the Serie A club this season. Additionally, he weighed in with eights assists. 

He’s someone that isn’t the biggest in stature, but he uses his brilliant pace, agility and movement to make the difference on the big stage.

It’s extremely difficult for opponents to handle him with his intelligent runs around the box, something he’s learned to master over the years. 

The 31-year-old now looks in the prime of his career. 

His Lazio record is staggering. He has 150 goals in 219 appearances for the Italians since he joined them back in 2016.