Although only one goal has been scored in this Euro Cup against Italy, Italy have not yet clashed with the big teams. However, Belgium have beaten defending champions Portugal.
Today is the exciting day of the 2020 Euro Cup. The quarterfinals to decide who will qualify for the semi-finals start today. Switzerland – Spain will face off in the first match starting at 9.30pm while Italy and Belgium will face off in the second leg of their unbeaten run in the Euro Cup. The match is scheduled to take place in Munich, Germany at 12.30pm Indian time.
Italy vs Belgium!
Italy and Belgium clashed head-to-head in the last 2016 Euro Cup. Italy won 2-0. Belgium and Italy are the top unbeaten teams in this Euro Cup. Belgium beat Russia 3-0, Finland 2-0 and Denmark 2-1 to advance to the Round of 16. Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating defending champions Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal 1-0.
Italy beat Turkey 3-0, Switzerland 3-0 and Wales 1-0 in the league round, with no team scoring against them. But, it turned out to be the first goal scored in this Euro Cup against Italy, with the Austrian player scoring a goal last time when he was in the lead with 2 goals in extra time against Austria in the Round of 16. Italy won 2-1.
Although only one goal has been scored in this Euro Cup against Italy, Italy have not yet clashed with the big teams. However, Belgium have beaten defending champions Portugal. So Belgium is more confident than Italy.
It is yet to be confirmed whether the injured Belgium star players Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard will play today. If the two don’t play it could hurt Belgium.
Against a team like Italy, Belgium must die on their strong eleven field.
“Italy will definitely attack from the first moment. I expect their attack to be structured and energetic. For Belgium, every player knows what they have to do and what their role is in the team. The win against Portugal has excited us,” said Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.
“Italy will be the toughest opponent we have ever faced. They continue to win. It will be a challenge for us to end their victory,” said Torgen Hazard, who scored against Portugal.