KRC Genk Arena - Genk 14/10/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group 9

Belgium - Italy
0-1
 

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Battocchio clips Belgium's wings as Italy triumph

Published: Monday 14 October 2013, 23.31CET
Belgium 0-1 Italy
Christian Battocchio's early goal prevented the hosts running away with things in Group 9 as Luigi Di Biagio's men closed on the leaders.
by Berend Scholten
from KRC Genk Arena
Battocchio clips Belgium's wings as Italy triumph
Italy's Federico Viviani battles for the ball in Genk ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Match statistics

Belgium
Italy

0

Goals scored

1

12

Total attempts

10

5

on target

5

2

off target

2

5

blocked

3

0

against woodwork

0

6

Corners

10

3

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

16

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

16

Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

Italy

Italy

1Coosemans (GK)1Bardi (GK)
2Vermijl
69
2Zappacosta
3Arslanagic
46
3Biraghi
5Lukaku
13
4Baselli
6Malanda5Bianchetti (C)
7Mpoku (C)6Antei
23
8T. Hazard7Fossati
13De Bock8Viviani
14Bruno
71
9Belotti
74
19Cisse
46
10Battocchio
4
81
22Batshuayi11Rozzi
53

Substitutes

12Kaminski (GK)12Leali (GK)
4Mechele
46
13Sabelli
9Vetokele
71
14Molina
53
10Praet15Rugani
11Tielemans
46
16Improta
81
15Ntambwe17Fedato
17Ngawa18Longo
74

Coaches

Johan Walem (BEL) Luigi Di Biagio (ITA)

Referee

Artur Dias (POR)

Standings

  
Published: Monday 14 October 2013, 23.31CET

Battocchio clips Belgium's wings as Italy triumph

Belgium 0-1 Italy
Christian Battocchio's early goal prevented the hosts running away with things in Group 9 as Luigi Di Biagio's men closed on the leaders.

Italy breathed fresh life into UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9, ending Belgium's winning start to close the gap to the leaders.

Johan Walem's men won their first four games, stunning Italy in Rieti in September. They would have moved 12 points clear of the 2013 finalists with three points, but Christian Battocchio's early goal for Luigi Di Biagio's side moved them within six points of the Red Devils with two games in hand.

The only goal of the game came four minutes in as forward Battocchio got his head to Federico Viviani's corner from the right. Viviani then tested home goalkeeper Colin Coosemans with a testing free-kick before Michy Batshuayi's downward header somehow bounced over the bar at the other end.

Andrea Belotti failed to double the lead when sent through one-on-one with Coosemans, while after the break Francesco Bardi made an excellent save from Paul-José Mpoku to keep his side ahead and secure the three points.

Last updated: 14/10/13 23.59CET

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