“Juve is in his blood! – Turkish defender Demiral scores historic self-defeating goal to open Euro 2020 against Italy

Center-back’s game took an unfortunate turn as he scored against his own side against the country he calls home

Merih Demiral was the unfortunate protagonist of Friday’s Euro 2020 opener between Turkey and Italy as the tournament started with an own goal for the very first time.

The big moment came in the 53rd minute after a rather lackluster first half, with Turkish defender Demiral forced to turn the ball into his own net on a cross from Domenico Berardi.

The irony that Demiral is a Juventus player did not escape those watching the game, who were quick to joke about the Turkish defender’s ties to the Italian heavyweights.

“Juve is in his blood! “