Goals from Nicolo Barella and Berardi ensured Italy finished 3rd in European Nations League by beating Belgium 2-1, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
A poor first half encounter which failed to present any goal coming from the two teams who were good in defending under the 45 minutes.
Belgium looked solid despite no Romelu Lukaku who was replaced by another Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi as they pushed forward without getting the lead.
The game continued with more opportunities being created as the encounter was looking more tactical without anybody finding a breakthrough.
Italy were the better side in terms of chances created as they dominated things but couldn’t manage to find the lead as it progressed.
The first half ended with Italy 0-0 Belgium as they both headed for the break without anything to separate them from each other.
Second Half Report
Things looked more open as the second half of the encounter resumed with them going at each other but nothing was able to come out still.
Nicolo Barella scored the opening goal for Italy in the 46th minute immediately after the second half resumed which gave the Azzurri’s a 1-0 lead going forward.
The game continued with Belgium unable to get themselves back but instead conceded another goal again which was a penalty scored by Berardi to make the scoreline 2-0.
Things weren’t looking good for the Red Devils who failed to make good use of all their opportunities going forward as they struggled so much with their finishing.
Ketelaere scored a consolation goal in the 86th minute after an amazing assist coming from Kevin De Bruyne which was perfectly placed beyond the goalkeeper to make it 2-1.
Nothing else to report as the match ended with Italy 2-1 Belgium as the Azzurri finished third in the European Nations League after the win.
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