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Qualifying round - Group 9

Italy - Belgium
1-3
 

Italy - Belgium 1-3 - 05/09/2013 - Match page - Under-21 2015

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Belgium comeback leaves Italy floundering

Published: Thursday 5 September 2013, 23.45CET
Italy 1-3 Belgium
Second-half goals from Thorgan Hazard, Junior Malanda and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco stunned this summer's finalists.
Belgium comeback leaves Italy floundering
Belgium celebrate after their third goal ©Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Italy
Belgium

1

Goals scored

3

7

Total attempts

14

2

on target

8

5

off target

5

0

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

6

1

Offsides

1

4

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

12

Lineups

Italy

Italy

Belgium

Belgium

1Bardi (GK)1Coosemans (GK)
2Sabelli
Substitution75
2Vermijl
3Liviero3Arslanagic
4Baselli
Yellow Card54
4Mechele
5Bianchetti (C)
Yellow Card90+1
5Lukaku
6Di Lorenzo6Malanda
Yellow Card19
Goal52
7Molina7Mpoku (C)
8Gatto
Yellow Card63
Substitution64
8Hazard
Goal47
Substitution61
9Belotti11Ferreira-Carrasco
Yellow Card59
Goal90+2
10Battocchio
Goal39
18Batshuayi
Substitution69
11Piscitella
Substitution56
19Bruno

Substitutes

12Pigliacelli (GK)12Kaminski (GK)
13Zappacosta
Substitution75
9Vetokele
Substitution69
14Fossati10Praet
15Antei13De Bock
16Crisetig15Ntambwe
Substitution61
17Improta
Substitution56
16Tielemans
18Longo
Substitution64
Yellow Card87
17Vervoort

Coaches

Luigi Di Biagio (ITA) Johan Walem (BEL)

Referee

Daniel Stefanski (POL)

Standings

Last updated: 06/09/2013 12:45 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
  
Published: Thursday 5 September 2013, 23.45CET

Belgium comeback leaves Italy floundering

Italy 1-3 Belgium
Second-half goals from Thorgan Hazard, Junior Malanda and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco stunned this summer's finalists.

Runners-up at this summer's showpiece in Israel, Italy have it all to do to reach the final again after a home defeat in their opening Group 9 qualifier.

Italy looked confident in the opening 45 minutes and took a lead into the break thanks to Christian Battocchio but Belgium ran out deserved victors after second-half goals from Thorgan Hazard, Junior Malanda and Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco.

Luigi Di Biagio's hosts started strongly with Andrea Belotti firing just over and Leonardo Gatto going close but it was Battocchio who opened the scoring from Giovanni Di Lorenzo's assist.

However, within seven minutes of the second half starting, it was Johan Walem's men who were ahead. Ferreira-Carrasco's cross was converted by Hazard to restore parity before the AS Monaco FC midfielder claimed his second assist with a corner that Malanda drove in from the edge of the area.

Belgium spurned a clutch of chances to put the game to bed and Samuele Longo hammered over with the home side's best chance to level. Instead, Ferreira-Carrasco capped a stunning display with the clincher from Jordan Lukaku's pass.

The result sees Belgium top of the section with maximum points from their two games and they can strengthen their position with a home victory against Northern Ireland on Monday. Italy head to Cyprus the same day with ground to make up.

Last updated: 06/09/13 0.44CET

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