Belgium vs Italy: the team predicted by Italy


Italy are aiming for their first Euro title since 1968, but they will have to go through Belgium to keep the dream alive.

With France out of the tournament, it’s a battle between arguably the two favorites to lift the trophy, and Italy will know they will have to do their best to survive against Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils.

Here’s how they might line up.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

Donnarumma looked solid in goal / Claudio Villa / Getty Images

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) – The future PSG man conceded his first goal of the summer last time against Austria, so he will be determined to restart a scoreless streak.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo (RB) – Di Lorenzo has embarked on a ridiculous race against Austria and deserves to retain his place in the squad for this one highlight.

Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – One of the most successful defenders of the summer, Captain Bonucci will not be let go anytime soon.

Giorgio Chiellini (CB) – After missing matches against Wales and Austria, veteran Chiellini is set to start in Munich in place of Francesco Acerbi.

Leonardo Spinazzola (LB) – Few players will leave Euro 2020 with the kind of boost to their stock that Spinazzola has received. He was brilliant.

Matteo pessina

Pessina goes on goal / LAURENCE GRIFFITHS / Getty Images

Marco Verratti (CM) – Verratti hosted a masterclass against Austria and already has some of the best creation stats in Euro 2020, despite barely playing.

Jorginho (CM) – The Chelsea man has taken his game to new heights this summer and looks incredibly dangerous every time he’s on the ball.

Matteo Pessina (CM) – Pessina scored the winner against Wales and then came off the bench to score the decisive goal against Austria. He deserves a start more than anyone.

Ciro Immobile

Immobile hopes for a place against Belgium / Claudio Villa / Getty Images

Domenico Berardi (AD) – Now linked with a move to Leicester City, all eyes will be on Berardi, who hopes to start Federico Chiesa from scratch.

Ciro Immobile (ST) – Facing an attacking team like Belgium, Immobile is hoping to take advantage of a little more space and could finally start showing the kind of prolific form we all know somewhere.

Lorenzo Insigne (LW) – He could cut in and shoot his right foot a bit too often, but Insigne is still Italy’s best winger.

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