Belgium and Italy will lock horns in the UEFA Euro 2020 quarter-final tonight (Friday) at the Allianz Arena.
Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils, the No. 1 ranked team in the world, have been playing just like it, looking unstoppable so far at the European Championship.
Barring a slow first-half in the Group B game against Denmark, Belgium have been the team to beat, winning each of their group fixtures before toppling the defending champions, Portugal, in the Round of 16 contest, to set up what will be their sternest test of the tournament so far.
Italy, like Belgium, have been on the money for large parts of the competition.
Three comfortable victories in Group A over Turkey, Switzerland and Wales meant they cruised through to the Round of 16 easily but were made to work hard by a resilient Austrian side as Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri picked up a hard-fought 2-1 win after extra time to set a date with the best-ranked team in Munich this week.
Belgium Vs Italy Lineup
Belgium XI (3-4-2-1): Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Hazard, Doku, De Bruyne, Lukaku
Italy XI (4-3-3): Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Verratti, Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Kick off is at 20:00 (GMT +1).
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