Match Thread: Belgium vs Italy [UEFA EURO 2020]
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Italy were the better team. Belgium just wasn't good enough. Could have gone either way at the end, shame we didn't get the equalizer.
I was hoping we could steal a win yesterday.
MOTM is Lukaku for missing the empty net twice while being unable to create any other chance himself. One would think that when you are just walking on the pitch for 80 mins, you will have enough energy to smash the ball in the net.
Didn't see enough effort and team spirit from Belgium to overturn the result. Especially if I compare it with Switzerland and Croatia who were down 2 goals. Italy played much better as a team and completely deserved to win. Best team in the tournament imo.
He thinks he's on the level of Lewa and Ronaldo. What a joke
The same salty ass fans would back Simeone as a WC manager and call his teams gritty and hard to beat. As for those hating on Spinazola, shame on you man. Just use your brain.
I see a lot of English fans bashing Italian time wasting when England literally tried to score a goal when Croatia was celebrating on the other half last world cup
I mean.. that is the opposite of time wasting, really
Meanwhile Lukaku the self professed leopard misses the header,misses the shot, arrives late for the cross and is not clinical enough.
I am just a bit salty that Belgian didn't score. Like really wtf? Italy played better overall.
It’s not about who wins. But how.
Until your national team gets knocked out
Italy vs Denmark finale and Denmark gonna win
I’ve been preaching that Italy will win,not to mention I said this before they even kicked a ball in this tournament.My prediction for the final is Italy vs Denmark,I think this because England are hit or miss and can be really good or really bad.
Since Spinazzola got injured the Italian side is much less harmful. Having to worry about the LB the LW the left midfielder is overwhelming. Now, with Emerson Palmieri that side is gonna be so easily defended. I have a bet since the beginning of the Euro for Italy to win, it had an odd of 21 on the beginning and I have 20€ on it, just to say I want for Italy to win. However, as I mentioned, I am worried now. Big part of the offensive play is crippled without Spina. Before opponents had to worry about 1-2 midfielders like Pessina, Barella or even Locatelli, plus the threat of Insigne, Immobille, Berardi or Chiesa and Spina
The team is one coesssiv team and why’ll it will hurt us it shouldn’t be to deter mental.
You probably shouldn't push Spain aside so easily. It's going to be a hard match. As long as Spain dosen't self destruct they have just as good of a chance of going to the final.
Yeah you’re right,but it’s my Italian bias.I’m a 2nd generation Italian American and the values and traditions of Italy have been well preserved by my family members and I hold these things values close to me with pride and one of these values is that family is important and another example is football.
Ps: This Italy team has been the pride and joy of my family since this tournament started ,to how you my Grandpa born in 1940 in Italy,hasn’t consistently watched soccer since the 1980s is watching this Italy team and talks about how his friends that he meet on the boat coming over to the US were telling him about the team and during the turkey game he said this Italian team is a masterclass and the best football(soccer) he has watched since Barcelona in the 2011 Champions League.
Well, since he's Italian: Calcio
Real talk, my fantasy league team is now a real headache to select. All the Belgians are out, which means I have a lot of money to spend on Spanish, Italian, English (hopefully), and Danish/Czech players, and since they're so cheap, I don't know who to go for.
If I was an Italian. I’d be ashamed.
But Italians are proud :) fake it till you make it guys !!
So looks like Italy will play England in the final on paper……ITALY PLS SAVE US UR OUR ONLY HOPE
[italy v england final theme](https://youtu.be/M2qwkSgRtPw)
May God have mercy on our souls.
KDB did his best. he's the best.
Hes the best at what? Lol. Surely you don't think he's the best... player
judging by the result, he very clearly isnt
He did his best, even played with an injury that wasn’t healed 100%, but he get’s trashtalked now
In this sub always italophobe?
As long as it's anglocentric yes
Like Italians aren’t the most racist people in western europe
🤫sleep well boi
Are you really concerned or are you just faking it?
What do you expect if you don’t treat fans from other countries with respect?
Do Italian soccer players always play with 0 shame?
As a neutral fan....The Italian oscar injury performances that were CLEARLY FAKED made me freaking hate that game. It's so pathetic. That Immobile dude's flop during the first goal...that one dude who pulled a hammy and NEEDED A STRETCHER, then the goalie. It was all such a disgusting joke.
If I was in charge of UEFA, I would suspend all those players for fractions of a season, not just individual games.
You are beyond pathetic.
If your talking about spinazolla that was clearly a serious injury and he wasn't dramatic about it at all. Was still walking and calmly calling for medical help. Every other Italian though...
Go go sleep pathetic troll.
Pen was a dive. Go to sleep looser 🤫
Yes, sure. Keep dreaming.
'That one dude that pulled a hammy' actually broke his Achilles tendon. OFC he needs a stretcher and not a suspension.
[https://twitter.com/donmoyn/status/1411045894716276743](https://twitter.com/donmoyn/status/1411045894716276743) first goal :)
It was a foul though lol.
no it's only full of sore losers
And full of people who hate the antifootball the italians played second half. Could have been a great match but italia did not gain any neutral supporters here.
We didn't watch the same game, man.
Sure, the last ten minutes were Italians wasting time, but that's very smart of them. The rest of the second half was good.
The ball didnt roll more then 25 minutes in the second half. You are just biased as hell
I'm actually half Italian, half Belgian, so I am about as neutral as it can get for such a game.
Knew Belgium was going to lose, sadly. Their golden generation is over, they should have won in 2018.
They thoroughly smacked Belgium around, the score doesn't even come close to representing how lopsided that game was, a couple lucky bounces and help from the ref are all Belgiums golden generation have to show for after another failed tourney.
Love the salt from all the shit neutrals.
Yes, you are so right. /s
Nobody cares about neutral supporters who only watch football once every two years. They'll complain because the first underdog you face didn't win anyways.
No we are Just very sad and maybe a tad sore. Congratz on the win
After the UCL final and this match, just gonna say that KDB is now 0 Kelvin De Bruyne
Any word on the Spinazzola injury? Looked like a pulled hamstring? Or knee?
Italy is such a joy to watch this year, especially him.
'broke his Achilles tendon, @SkySport just reported. He’ll be out for many months'.
Fuck, hoping for a speedy recovery.
He’s fine. He was faking it. Or who knows. You just can’t tell with these guys.
Reads comment; faith in humanity, lost.
Hope you'll improve as a human being.
The Oscar goes to roberto Mancini and his bunch of pussies! Bringing 2nd class tactics to the international level. RIP football. This is not the game I fell in love with in the 90s
Now say that without crying.
Lmao probably were whining all throughout the 06 World Cup as well 😢😢😢
I just enjoy watching good football for 90 minutes. Not sporadic on an off due to theatricals. Italy could be such a great team. They just need to mature a bit.
They are already great team they've played the best football of the tournament but the theatrics just sours opinon for no reason
Lol so much salt in this thread. Keep crying lads
England v Italy final
And unfortunately i don't see England beating them. Italy have the same defensive solidness (though of course have conceded) coupled with the best football in the tournament. England have been outclassed by italy before, it will be why it won't be good enough to play so little.
Who can't forsee the commentators going; '...and the best team in the tournament are deserved winners...but England fought back to no avail' ?
Spinazzola out with broken Achilles though. He was definitely one of Italy's best in this tournament, so I wouldn't count Spain or England out.
I didnt like we lost today. But i will root for Italy now even tho they waisted the last 15 min of the game. The other 80 were beautifull by Italy
Yeah as an Italy fan it was lame, but what would you do? Belgium made the mistake of fouling a bunch at the end giving Italy the opportunities to waste the time. You can't foul in that situation or you know the opposing side is going to waste time :/
They weren’t fouls my dear pasta friend. It was all show. Deeply unsportsmanlike and highly immature. Maybe in 5 years ill enjoy watching your side play. When they actually care about the game and the people watching.
It’s like doing something for money, you end up cheating on your service or your customer. Italy’s young boys are hungry for the trophy, and there is no fake injury sad enough not to fall down for, that right there is commitment. And I’ll give you that A+ for effort. But let’s not call it football.
they aren’t playing “for your enjoyment” lmao, theyre playing to win. who the fuck do you think you are lol? stay sore dude
ummm cheating isn't exactly winning fairly thou, if you played a video game with god mode on are you actually completing the game.... sure but it's not something you can brag about.
A good example is the hand of god, maradona's a great player no doubt but he's a cheater and that will always be mentioned whenever he's talked about.
I enjoyed most of the game, this was the first game I've actually managed to watch due to working and was highly disappointed.
I thought football was meant to be enjoyable to watch and it "WAS" but didn't finish that way the closing minutes could have been a game to talk about for years to come however it was ruined and it was a shame because Italy were playing some incredible football.
You’re right, they didn’t play for anyone’s enjoyment. They play to win it, any means necessary. Stubborn and proud. No problem to lie down when a hand brushes their cheek. It’s sad. Really really sad. Let them be happy for their trophy. There will be a band of idiots cheering for them when they get it. Meanwhile those who truly care about football, tuned off after seeing their performance tonight.
Wouldn’t surprise me if again a new set of rules came out from fifa. This time about fake injury VAR and red cards. The game needs this. Or football will lose a lot of interest.
My 2 yo old looked at me with a confused look and asked “what’s he doing?” When that keeper was dying… it’s not fooling anyone my friend.
And that ref knew he wouldn’t ever whistle a world event again if he took the drama out of that game. It’s too good for the viewer ratings.
Anyway. Enjoy the rest of the tournament. I hope there will be more, much more rolling around for all Italy fans. May it out worldclass Italian football on a whole new level :p !!
very mature response. i think diving is ugly, but unfortunately its part of the game nowadays, and quite a few people on here are up in arms acting like its just the azzurri. belgium would have done the exact same thing had they been in italys position. i would be very happy to see uefa enforce rules that would punish diving and simulating. hope you and your kid enjoy tomorrow’s games
Man you do realise you had a chance of drawing in the second half only thanks to the most generous penalty conceded in the history of football.
I expected a much better opponent today, Belgium was very poor.
If you're acting like Italy's the only side that does this type of thing, you're mistaken. Every team does this type of stuff. It's just how the game is
That’s a poor excuse to be taking the soul out of football. Shall we all start driving on the wrong side of the road as well because others are doing it?
Faking an injury where there isn’t one should be a red card. It would be teaching kids (players) the right life lessons too.
There was no egregious faking injuries. Sure, they embellished a bit, as any team would, but that's the game. Spinazzola TORE his achilles at the end dude...that's as serious as it gets. And there were close to 7 minutes of extra time. Belgium lost because it was the worse/more injured team today, not because Italy wasted a couple of minutes at the end of the game. Italy deserved to win. You think Belgium deserved the win? If so, we were watching different games.
Yeah, youre kinda right. The ref gave even 7 min extra than 5.
They did NOTHING to try to win. They deserved to lose.
No, they deserve to be out. Italy definitely outplayed them today.
Like italy didnt deserve a solid win against Austria and could be knocked out as well but thats soccer.
well played Italy and cheering coming 2 rounds!
Cheers from Belgium.
Exactly, that’s what makes it so interesting!
Lol @ everyone complaining about the time wasting. That’s what teams do when they want to hold onto a slender lead
Yea didn't see all these salty people complaining when France, Spain,, Ukraine and pratically all the other team did it
Saltier than a full cone of moules frites
> everyone complaining about the time wasting
The worst part of it? Calling Spinazzola's career-ending injury a fake to waste time. People are stupid and heartless.
The lead wasn't slender imo they were the better team but that just makes the theatrics more annoying there was genuinely no need
They were lying to the world. Bending the rules and pretending to be injured ! Beyond what’s acceptable. Blatantly obvious to the world that there wasn’t even contact. What is this supposed to teach children watching the game ?
Slender my ass. Clear goal VARred ar the beginning and fake pen
Well yeah, VAR for obvious offside and clear pen makes sense as that's what it's intended for?
I haven't seen a team so unashamed to make it so obvious. That dude who got a cramp suddenly needed a stretcher and started crying....give me a fucking break.
That was shameful.
He was injured you fucking moron lmao
I’m a medical professional and his Achilles wasn’t broke or his calf muscle would’ve bundled up. It was very much intact.
And he has you all fooled. Including our Slovenian friend the gullible referree.
Worldwide events like these tell us that the sport at what should be it’s highest level, is broken. The theatre is the main part of the performance now. And instead of protective the values of sportsmanship and ethics, fifa allows for the theatricals because it makes for good viewer ratings. You don’t see this in any other sport. Theatre has become totally involved in football. And Italy is going to be world champion if you ask me.
“Medical professional”… well the real medical professionals confirmed it was indeed a torn Achilles, bud… you can talk shit all u want on this thread but we won fair and square.
Not to mention penalty not called on Jorghino to make it 3-1, was that “theatrics” de bryune was able to foul whoever he wanted on the pitch today without a call? Gimme a break
No that dude was truly injured and you could tell because he didn't fall dramatically down to the ground and had to be told to lie down.
He broke his achilles tendon and will be out for several months you moron. Did you expect him to walk it off?
yeah hop that shit off on your other foot. I tore my ACL and I walked to my car and drove to the hospital.
What do you want a fucking medal
Good for you, doesn’t give you the right to be a dickhead. Not everyone deals with injuries that serious the same way
That dude broke his achellies tending lol.
Man I hope you pull a string tomorrow
I absolutely loathe it and it drives me so insane
But if England are one goal up with 5 to play I’m cheering it like its coming home
There’s time wasting then there’s acting like you’ve had an injury for 3 minutes because the wind was blowing three countries over. Spinazola was seriously injured and spent less time being a fish out of water literally none.
Belgium literally had 96 minutes + a gift from the ref to try and win the game. Appreciate the game and move on.
They didnt have 96 minutes. They had 96 - all that time those players were acting like they just got shot. And that seemed to be like 10 minutes lol.
Italy deserved the win for previous play. But they clearly made the last 25 minutes of that game a strategy of "everyone fall and fake injury if you can, because we all know that time wasted in regulation is way more valuable than the time added on in stoppage time".
Cmon dude, Lukaku was always on the ground, Belotti had a black eye in the end, and the penalty dive was better than most Olympic golds. Belgium fought and lost fair and square.
I finished my salt today do you have some ?
I'm am Italy fan and there's no question that was a pk. It was a very stupid foul, but that's on the defender
If it was a clear error, VAR would have overruled it, Doku was clearly pushed. But what does it matter anymore?
The gift was actually way less time that was wasted in final 15min and 5 min extra time. I wish refs would keep track of playing being down alot more accurately and add it to extra time. That ending was so exciting for a neutral fan!
A gift? That was a clear penalty haha what are you talking? Clear gift for example was the “foul” on Donaruma
Not really, that gets called often because the offensive player did make contact with him.
Also missed a potential PK on Jorginho, so stupid to complain about the ref
I’m not complaining about the ref he wasn’t great but he didn’t favour one team over the other couldn’t care who won but I think Italy deserved to win based on performance
You have to win the tournament now, Italy ! You're way better than Spain or the teams on the other side.
But I feel like Spain has a lot of luck:
1. Xhaka missing the quaters
2. Red card
3. Spinazzola injured
Feel like they going to win all this year despite the boring football they play.
aren't the Spanish top scorers in the tournament ?
doesn't make them less boring to watch
Lmao i don't give a fuck about time wasting i just can't fucking stand Italian fans
I love Italian fans for the same reason I love PSG fans lmao
I mean you're right we should shut the fuck up more
They are commenting on the instagram of the Belgian FA like they won the tournament already 😂
Yeah they're the first to shit talk everyone and they are surprise people don't like them
Ever heard of banter..?
It’s sad… then again people shittalking on the internet have the IQ of a peanut
Not belgian you dumbfuck
Ahahaha get fucked!
I'm not even belgian you dumb cocksucker
Get fucked anyways! Ahahahhaha
Get off my dick and shut the fuck up
At least u admit
Yes i think your a bunch of insufferable cunts and i wasn't even for anyone in this game it's just your attitude
No it's just stereotypes. We dont see all England man like gascoine (stupid doney drunked)plus racist. U just hate us cause we Always rapresented the south of europe. I feel the same to people of south of Italy but at the end i understand north people are smart and cheat when they can. I remeber euro 2004 the combine between the big enemy danmark and sweden. I see norther team diving and losting time like just we do. Tonight i see belgium supporter whistle and throw a bottle to an injury player. Tonight i see a penalty gift. What a scandal should be if italy got all of this.The difference is we dont make all this noise when we fucked
Dude i'm not belgian, i'm just angry because you guys talk too much same thing when we lost against switzerland
Sorry,dont see well PSG flair. Usually have this conversation with uk people. We was happy bc viera and barthez joke on italy and say our round was weak. In our round switzerland was in. Then we usually like when u lost bc noone have your arrogance,your feel of superiority(thats is only yours i d like to say) and your never accept with respect a lose. First in mind Eurovision.
I know thats dont represent all french people but a lot.
Ok i can understand that, i never followed the Eurovision so i wasn't aware of that story. Never felt that we were so much better than the other teams but i can see why some french people were too arrogant coming into this tournament because of our status of World cup winners. For the rest honestly i don't know where this french arrogance thing comes off but maybe i haven't been on the internet long enough
Why are you so angry?
Even against 12 Italy managed to win.
Not counting Immobile?
Immobile was a fucking joke tonight, that last ball he touched... damn
I genuinely think he wasn’t feeling well tonight, when he got subbed out, he looked like a bit dazed…
This BBC Olympic ad is so good.
Italy is playing some of the best international football I've seen in a while. Hope they win this, they deserve it
Maybe they can make a movie about it after it’s done
The little chip to go past Tielemans before he scores deserves more love. Fantastic.
I won't be faded, not today.
Micah calling out the bbc haha
About him being on the bench? Didn’t get what he meant
He hasn't been on telly for an England match yet, travesty if you ask me.
agreed. Need his contagious laugh
Love him - reminds me of my hero Wrighty for his passion and self deprecation
Love these fuckers complain about Italians diving when the penalty was literally a dive.
Has Ciro Infirmine learned to walk again?
Surely Belgium learned how to walk away from a tournament tonight
I mean... Undeniably. But is he walking? Poor man looked so injured. :B
He just needs another goal
Penalty was legit, Doku blasted Di Lorenzo all game, that was a dumb faul, Di Lorenzo only had to put his body in front of Doku before the sprint and he d avoid fauling
went down like a fatty who's dropped their bag of haribo
I feel attacked