It’s been a long, cold winter, but the first real international friendly in Istanbul has finally kicked off with a thrilling, high-scoring affair between the two sides.
The game kicks off at 15:00 GMT (16:00 CET) with a friendly between the sides, which will see the teams face off at the Raffael Arena in Istanbul.
Here are some of the highlights of the evening…
Tiago Pires scored twice as Italy beat Turkey 1-0 in IstanbulTiago has scored a brace for the first time since December, the Italian’s second in as many games.
The winger had scored five times in his last five games.
Italy have won four of their last five and are unbeaten in their last seven games against Turkey.
The two teams will also be looking to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches against the Turkey-based sides.