Robert Manccini's team managed to get ahead on the scoreboard thanks to both Nicolo Barella and continued to press for the second. Lorenzo Insigne would be in charge of converting it. After 43 minutes of play, the Italian attacker received the ball near the middle of the field and started the race.
Lorenzo Insigne managed to shake off a Belgian footballer, found space and took a powerful shot to beat Thibaut Courtois.
He is the top scorer for his team alongside Ciro Immobile and Manuel Locatelli. Italy vs. Belgium: the preview After leaving Portugal - the current champion of the European Championship - out, Belgium arrives with the highest spirits to measure themselves against the Italians.
However, the duel against the Portuguese left some headaches for coach Roberto Martínez. Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard could not finish the match and they are the main doubts in the eleven of the 'Red Devils'.
One of the main figures of the Belgian team is Thorgan Hazard, author of the annotation of the victory for the round of 16. The Borussia Dortmund midfielder analyzed his next opponent, pointing out how they could harm him to emerge victorious. “Italy will be the toughest opponent we have come across so far.
They have a good winning streak and it will be a nice challenge for us to end it. Your style may suit us more than Portugal's. They are an offensive team, so we can take advantage of the open spaces, but it will not be easy, "he said. Receive our newsletter: we will send you the best sports content, as Depor always does.