Italy Set Out Semis With Spain After Beating Belgium

Italy Semis Spain Beating Belgium

Italy and Spain will lock horns in the semi-final of Euro 2020 after thrashing Belgium in Munich.

Belgium were given an early warning of what was to come when Leonardo Bonnuci saw an early goal chalked off for offside.

The Belgians tried to respond. From there Italy took the initiative. Pressing high and earning rewards.

Italy had their tails up. Lorenzo Insigne bent a sighter just wide of the post. Another warning for Belgium.

The next time the Napoli forward got going, cutting inside Youri Tielemans before being left acres in front of a very obliging Belgian back line to pick his shot and whip a wonderful curling effort into the far right corner.

Roberto Martinez and his side were handed a lifeline in injury time at the end of the first half.

Jeremy Doku was pushed over by Giovanni Di Lorenzo in the box and an albeit soft penalty was awarded, Lukaku converting comfortably.

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Belgium worked to respond in the second half, De Bruyne inspiring charges on the break but chances and crosses were not falling for the Red Devils, Italy taking control of what had previously been a manic Munich night.

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