Italy advanced to the semi-finals of the Euro Cup, defeating Belgium by two goals to one. Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insin scored. Belgium’s consolation goal was scored by Romelu Lukaku from the penalty spot. Spain will face off in the first semi-final on Tuesday night at 12.30pm. Italy have played 32 games in a row without losing.
As soon as the game started, Leonardo Bonucci put the ball into the net for Italy. But War ruled offside in the test. In response, Kevin de Bruyne’s move was saved by Italian goalkeeper Donnarumma. Italy soon scored in the 31st minute. Marco Verratti’s ball was deflected by three defenders and Niccol Barella scored.
Belgium struggled for a draw and Italy struggled for the lead. Italy took the lead in the 44th minute. Barella’s pass. Insin hit the outside of the box and flowed into the net. Belgium goalkeeper Kurto becomes ineffective. Despite two goals, Belgium did not give up. The work paid off. Jeremy Doku, who replaced the injured Eden Hazard, was dropped by Lorenzo in the box. The referee’s penalty whistle was also acknowledged. At the break, Lukaku easily converted a penalty.
Belgium intensified the pressure in the second half. The nineteen-year-old Doku, who came on as a substitute and filled in, created opportunities. The move by Doc and De Bryan touched Lukaku. Despite the absence of the goal, the ball hit the body of the Italian player Spinasola and went out. Soon after, Lukaku also missed the opportunity. Today, the Czech Republic will face Denmark and England will face Ukraine in the quarterfinals.
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