Italy returns to UEFA Euro 2020 action this weekend, facing Belgium in a high-profile quarterfinal at the Allianz Arena on Friday. Both clubs have strong players on their rosters and will have to put up a lot of effort to win this game.
Belgium is currently on a hot trend under Roberto Martinez, but they were not at their best against Portugal. The Red Devils have a good team, and they’ll be out to prove it this weekend.Italy has had a tremendous year under Roberto Mancini and will be looking for some silverware to show for their efforts. The Azzurri have a well-balanced roster, although Austria gave them a run for their money in their previous match.
🇧🇪 Belgium’s Golden Generation vs. Mancini’s free-flowing Italy 🇮🇹
Quarterfinals looking sweet 🤩 pic.twitter.com/j3aFVdvyNA
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Belgium vs Italy Team News
Belgium has a few injury concerns, with Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard both doubtful for this match. Belgium’s forward line will most likely be replaced by Dries Mertens and Yannick Carrasco, who will have to show themselves against Italy.
Timothy Castagne and Simon Mignolet have been ruled out of Euro 2020 due to injuries. In Belgium’s three-man defense, Thomas Vermaelen was brilliant against Portugal and will start alongside Alderweireld and Vertonghen.
Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard are both expected to miss this game due to injuries. Dries Mertens and Yannick Carrasco are set to take their spot in Belgium’s forward line, and they will be under pressure to impress against Italy.
Timothy Castagne and Simon Mignolet are both injured and will miss Euro 2020. In Belgium’s three-man defense, Thomas Vermaelen impressed against Portugal and will start alongside Alderweireld and Vertonghen.
Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina came off the bench to score key goals against Austria, and they could be called upon to do the same in this game. Manuel Locatelli has impressed at Euro 2020 and may be called upon to fill in for Marco Verratti in this match.
Lorenzo Pellegrini suffered an injury before the competition and has been replaced in Italy’s roster by Gaetano Castrovilli. Alessandro Florenzi is currently suffering from a knock and may be unable to play in this match.
— The New Vision (@newvisionwire) July 1, 2021