Belgium and Italy are competing for a semi-final spot in a Euro 2020 heavyweight showdown tonight.
The winners of Group B in Roberto Martinez saw winners in Portugal for 2016 in the final-16 stage and in the extra-time in Wembley, Austria made Azzurri, who also crossed the bands, scare.
Either Switzerland or Spain will face the winner in the semi-finals in Munich.
Date, kick-off time, and venue
Belgium vs Italy is scheduled for an 8 pm BST kick-off tonight – Friday, July 2, 2021.
The match will be held at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Team news for Belgium vs Italy
Belgian coach Martinez says that he’s going to wait until the final minute to decide if the two are to play tonight.
De Bruyne rolled an anchor to Portugal, and Hazard returned to the final stages of the match for his hamstring troubles. If the pair isn’t fit to start, Dries Mertens and Yannick Carrasco are here.
Captain Giorgio Chiellini, who has been suffering from a fitness injury, is sweating in Italy. Others have a clean health bill for Roberto Mancini.
Belgium XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Mertens, Lukaku, Carrasco; T. Hazard, Witsel, Tielemans, Meunier;
Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho.
The prediction between Belgium and Italy
This is a hard one. There are two missing main players in Belgium but there is still a fearful attack. before Austria pushed Italy through the group stage – would this have helped or hampered them?