Watch: Andrea Bocelli performs Nessun Dorma at Euro 2020 as the Olympic stadium in Rome wakes up from its lockdown slumber and comes to life

Beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli was among the main performers to made a spectacular start to the European Football Championship, Euro 2020 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Bocelli, who is accustomed to mesmerising tens of thousands of people with his distinct voice, gave a touching performance of ‘Nessun Dorma’.

A fire-work show dazzled the crowd accompanied by coordinated with music, and a number of dancers and athletes who performed to millions of football fans from all over the world.

15,000 people watched the opening match between Turkey and Italy from the Olimpico. The stadium, which had been empty for months and devoid of the usual atmosphere that only the public can create, came to life again.

Meanwhile, three goals in the second half gave the Italians a three points lead in the inaugural match played just after the opening ceremony.

All Euro 2020 games are being broadcast exclusively in Malta on TVM and TVM2 . On the website tvm.com.mt the public is also encouraged to follow the latest news about Euro 2020 as well as videos of the goals and the best excerpts of the matches as soon as they are over.