Italy beat Belgium 2-0 to set up a Euro 2020 semi-final clash with Spain. The Azzurri’s two goals took them up to 13 consecutive wins and 32 games without defeat in the competition. Italy have been arguably the best team at the tournament so far, while Belgium are the world’s top-ranked team.
Italy beat Belgium – to progress to the quarter-finals of the Under- World Cup in Brazil. Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne scored for the Azzurri who will face Spain in the semi-finals at Wembley on Tuesday. Roberto Mancini’s side are without left-back Leonardo Spinazzola, who went off on a stretcher late in the game.
AZZURRI REDISCOVER THEIR GROOVE
Italy beat Austria 2-1 after extra time to progress to the last 16 of the Euro in Germany. It was Italy’s first win in their last-16 tie since a 1-1 draw with England in. The Azzurri had won all three of their previous matches, but this was probably their best performance so far. Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini scored for the home side as they went through.
Roberto Mancini’s side took an early lead through Marco Verratti and Lorenzo Barella. But Romelu Lukaku equalised for Belgium in the second half to give them hope. Substitute Lorenzo Insigne made it 2-2 before Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci scored a late winner. The result means they must now be considered favourites to beat Spain in the last of the World Cup.
CHANCE OVER FOR BELGIUM’S GOLDEN GENERATION?
Belgium beat Italy 3-2 in their Euro first qualifying match at the Stade de Suisse. The Chelsea striker has scored 24 goals in his last 23 appearances for Belgium. Kevin de Bruyne, 30, gave them a major boost when he was passed fit to start and forced Donnarumma into a save.
Kevin de Bruyne and Nacer Chadli were both on target for Belgium but failed to score as they lost 2-1 at the Stade uisse. The next World Cup is only 18 months away so Belgium may have one last chance to qualify.