The Italian footballers defeated Belgium 2: 1 in the match for 3rd place in the League of Nations


Updates: 10.10.2021 17:02

Milan – The Italian footballers defeated Belgium 2: 1 in the match for third place in the Final Four of the League of Nations. The duel in Turin was decided in favor of the reigning European champions between 47 and 65 minutes by Nicolo Barella and a penalty by Domenico Berardi. Charles de Ketelaere was given a chance to change things around.

Italy lost to Spain 1: 2 on Wednesday and lost for the first time since September 2018 after a record 37 matches. The “Red Devils” a day later were not enough for France 2: 3, although after the first half they led 2: 0.

The rerun of the quarterfinals of the European Summer Championship, in which Italy also won 2: 1, started cautiously and the first major opportunity was waited until the 26th minute. The Belgian Batshuayi passed in the lime to Saelemaekers, who shot the crossbar. The home team threatened for the first time at the end of the opening act, but Chiesa finished next door.

Less than two minutes after the change of sides, the Italians prevailed. The Belgians turned the corner only on the edge of the lime towards Barell, who did not give Courtois a chance with a shot from the volley to the pole.

In the 65th minute, the home team increased. Alderweireld fouled in the penalty area Chiesu and the referee Jovanovič whistled the penalty, which was converted by Berardi, even though the Belgian goalkeeper reached for the ball.

The guests tried to correct the condition, but Alderweireld did not beat Donnarumma and Carrasco fired into the bar. Belgium came in the 86th minute. Courtois quickly found De Bruyne, who pushed De Ketelaere behind the home defense, and the 20-year-old midfielder pushed through from an angle.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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