The path of Roberto Mancini’s national football team continues at the 2020 European Championships with the 2-1 success over Belgium in the quarter-finals. A really nice match for the Azzurri – in white clothes at the Munich stadium – made of quality and substance, aggression and good game plots. The cover men of the match are certainly the two scorers, Nicolò Barella, able to put the advantage on the net in the 32nd minute, and Lorenzo Insigne, who bagged with his typical right-footed shot in the 44th minute. After the fear experienced against Austria, Italy deserved the victory and can authoritatively stand for the final, knowing that they will be able to play even the semifinal with Spain on Tuesday 6 July at 21.
Romelu Lukaku’s goal from a penalty at the end of the first half did not scare the Azzurri, who restarted the game along the lines of the start, with ball possession and attacking football. A couple of chills have made us live moments of apprehension, with Belgium that has become threatening especially with the young talent Jeremy Doku, but unable to sign the equal goal. The only discordant note of an evening of celebration was the muscle injury that occurred to Leonardo Spinazzola, who is still impregnable on the left wing today, which with almost certainty will prevent him from continuing the competition.