Hard working, counterattacks, but successful, that is what matters the most: Italy starts Euro 2016 with the right foot and beats 2-0 the dreaded Belgium made by "local” talents like Nainggolan, Mertens and those whom play in the best European clubs. Italy have never had awe, indeed, they led the match for long stretches, making the first goal after 32 mins, thanks to the award-winning duo Bonucci-Giaccherini. The first one embroider a perfect assist for the second player, hooking to perfection before to freeze the extreme Belgian defender with a flat right angled shot. Wilmots's team, untied between departments and almost never dangerous, is having hard time, risking to be doubled with Pellè first, then in the second half with Immobile, who replaced the exhausted Eder. In the final time, Belgium didn’t make any results.
Italy is only waiting for the right time to close the match, which happens with Pellè, bagging a right-footed shot after a perfect cross from Candreva. Euro 2016 smiles to Conte’s team, which now should not lower the guard. Sweden and Ireland seem affordable rivals, but in football you can’t never take anything for granted.
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