Italy beat Belgium 2-1 in Monaco and qualify for the semi-finals of Euro 2020. They will face Spain next Tuesday in London.
The Azzurri soon scored with Bonucci, but the goal was canceled for offside. Then Barella took the lead in Italy in the 31st minute with a nice shot to cross from inside the area and the doubling came in the 44th minute thanks to a magic by Insigne. In the recovery, Doku fell into the box on Di Lorenzo’s intervention and the penalty awarded by the referee was converted by Lukaku for a 2-1 halftime. In the second half Italy resisted, taking home the precious passage of the round.
“We deserved to win, mine were extraordinary in the game, even if towards the end they suffered because they were tired. But really good, we could also have scored more goals.” So Roberto Mancini, interviewed ‘hot’ by RaiSport immediately after the end of Italy-Belgium. “There was a bit of suffering in the end – says the coach again -, but it was there because we had spent so much. But we never suffered. They didn’t have a minimum result, but we started to do our best and the road is still long: there are two games to go. Spain? Now let’s enjoy this victory. ” “Belgium are a very strong team, we played very well but it’s not from today, but there is still a long way to go.” Roberto Mancini says it to Sky Sport, commenting Italy-Belgium. “I thank my parents for the game they played – says the coach -, I was sure, indeed very sure. Spinazzola? Let’s hope it isn’t serious, but the dynamics of the accident were not great”. But is Italy now a candidate to win the European Championships? “That of 2006 won the World Cup – he replies -, now we have to stay calm and calm and recover our energy because the next match will be very hard, Spain is a great team”.
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