Italy got off to a strong start with the acceleration of Chiesa, who tried the shot twice within 120 seconds. The first real chance, however, is for Belgium, at the feet of Saelemaekers: Batshuayi’s side and shot from inside the area that displaces Donnarumma and is printed on the crossbar. The pace remains high and – at the end of the first half – the Azzurri are very close to the advantage: Chiesa is all alone in front of Courtois (after the excellent launch by Berardi) and takes a safe shot, but the Real goalkeeper performs a miracle with your feet and sends the ball for a corner. Mancini shocked him during the break and two minutes after the return came Barella’s wonderful goal. The Inter midfielder throws a flying ‘bomb’ from the edge of the area, which bags into the low corner behind Courtois. Italy insists and doubles with rigor, procured by the Church, transformed (with the thrill) by Berardi. Belgium reacts and after two posts reopens the match with a goal from De Ketelaere, but fails to catch the Azzurri.
Italia (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Acerbi, Emerson Palmieri; Locatelli, Pellegrini, Barella; Berardi, Raspadori, Chiesa. Allenatore: Mancini.
Belgio (3-4-2-1): Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Saelemaekers, Witsel, Tielemans, Castagne; Vanaken, Carrasco; Batshuayi. Allenatore: Martinez.