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Italy – Belgium Player Ratings: A Supreme Azzurri Display!

After some back and forth action in the first half, the Azzurri found the lead through Nicolò Barella, and Lorenzo Insigne added the second with a brilliant curling effort. Nonetheless, a dubious penalty kick converted by Romelu Lukaku maintained hope for the Red Devils. However, Roberto Martinez's men weren't able to find the equalizer as the Italians held on to a 2-1 victory. 
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Mancini: “Belgium Are the Best in the World But Italy Will Try to Win”

Italy coach Roberto Mancini held the usual presser ahead of the Belgium game earlier today: "I do not have many doubts concerning the lineup. We will wait until tomorrow to verify everybody’s conditions. We will face the best squad in Europe alongside France, but we will try to win. We respect Belgium greatly, but we must play our game and see what happens. These contests are beautiful because they feature great players."
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Martinez Wants Euro Win to Cap Off Run, Belgium Playing Mind Games?

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez previewed the bout with Italy in an interview, discussing, in particular, his players and their journey. He discussed the injuries to Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard, and praised Romelu Lukaku for his maturation at Inter. They are eyeing a signature win after years at the top: “This generation will influence the next ones. They are setting the bar for the future. They deserve a trophy to cement their legacy."
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Two Belgium Stars Could Miss Quarterfinals, Italy Mull Lineup Tweaks

Belgium dug deep to defeat Portugal Sunday, and they could be severely depleted for the Italy clash. Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard subbed off due to injuries. The Manchester City ace tried to play through an ankle problem but bowed out two minutes into the second half. The Real Madrid attacker left the match late clutching the back of his thigh. In the meantime, Roberto Mancini is thinking about changing his standard formation.

Lukaku Teases Ronaldo: “I Think He Envies My Aim and Our Team Play”

Romelu Lukaku talked to the press today from the camp in Tubize. Belgium will face Portugal Sunday, and the Inter star did not shy away from the duel with Cristiano Ronaldo. “He was the capocannoniere, but we won the Scudetto. I crave his dribbling and his shooting ability. On the other hand, I think he envies a little my strength and aim, and our team play. We are more mature compared to the 2018 World Cup, we were too romantic."
Belgium put three past an inexperienced Russian side and the lion's share was grabbed by Romelu Lukaku, who dedicated his first goal to Christian Eriksen

“I Love You, Chris!” – Lukaku Dedicates Belgium Goal to Eriksen

Belgium opened their Euro 2020 tournament with a bang as they easily disposed of Russia in St. Petersburg on Saturday night. The Diables Rouges put three past an inexperienced Russian side and the lion's share was grabbed by Inter striker Romelu Lukaku, who scored twice and dedicated his first winning effort to teammate Christian Eriksen.

Euro 2020 Tournament Preview Powered by The Scouting App

Euro 2020 may be taking place a year later, but that has turned out to be a boon for most teams. Most players have gotten a year older, stronger and better. It has also given managers more time to think about their way of playing and their starting line-up. This edition of the Euro has to be one of the most awaited tournaments and also a difficult one to call.