Italy defeats Belgium and Spain 2-1 in the semifinals of Euro 2020


Italy will now face Spain at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday for a place in the Euro 2020 final.

Italy reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals with a 2-1 victory over Belgium on Friday, as the first half goals of Niccolo Barrera and Lorenzo Insigne ended with the world rankings. An exciting clash of teams.

Barrera opened the ball after 31 minutes, and Insigne’s wonderful curling strike doubled their advantage before halftime, and Romelu Lukaku pulled one back for Belgium in stoppage time in the first half. ball.

Both sides had a chance to score after the intermission, but Roberto Mancini’s team maintained their 13th consecutive victory, extending their undefeated record to 32 games.

After Luis Enrique’s team defeated Switzerland 3-1 on a penalty kick, they will face Spain at Wembley on Tuesday for a spot in the final. 1-1 draw with opponent Although reduced to 10 people, but after overtime.

When Leonardo Bonucci scored the ball into the net 13 minutes after a free kick was taken, Italy started off strongly, but his celebration was interrupted by offside.

Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma then made an excellent one-handed save, rejecting midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who was enough to start the game after being injured in the final game in Belgium, and then The goalkeeper missed Lukaku’s shot.

Belgium missed their captain Eden Hazard very much. He was excluded because of a hamstring injury, even though De Bruyne got rid of an ankle injury.

When Barrera blocked two defenders in the penalty area and shot the ball into the corner, the Azzurri went ahead. This is the 10th goal of the Italian team in this tournament and the most goals they have scored in the European Championship.

When Insigne’s excellent curlers doubled their lead, Italy looked like it would end at halftime, but three minutes later, when Giovanni Di Lorenzo broke through Jeremy Doo in the penalty area. At Kursk, Belgium narrowed the score gap and Lukaku converted the penalty.

Leonardo Spinazzola (Leonardo Spinazzola) completed an excellent goal line clearance after the intermission, preventing Lukaku from tying the score, but the impressive Italian left-back’s night was due to muscle The problem was carried out on a stretcher and ended in tears.

Leonardo Spinazzola of Italy reacted when he was carried out on a stretcher after being injured [Christof Stache via Reuters]

The lively Doku caused problems for the Azzurri’s defense all night. When he cut into the goal from the wing, he threatened to tie the score, but the ball flew a few centimeters out of the crossbar.

The Belgian goalkeeper Thibo Courtois was disappointed, but expressed his appreciation for the Italian.

“It was a big blow, but we knew it would be a tough game. We had two chances, but their goalkeeper made a good save. I think we made the first goal a little too easy. “He says.

“It can really be done in any way, but Italy should win here.”

Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the 2012 final, but Italy received some kind of revenge: a 2-0 tactical master class in the last 16 games of 2016.

Mancini’s team has the same hope this time, because they seem to be back on track. Compared with their narrow victory over Austria in the last 16 overtime games, their performance has improved a lot and is more in line with their performance. Three victories in the group stage.

“We are a well-deserved winner. The lads are really great, we could have scored more goals,” Mancini said.

“We have no minimum goals in the game, we want to achieve as many goals as possible. There are two more games-we will see what happens.”

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