Italy beats Belgium to advance to semi-finals of Euro championship

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By Henry Okonkwo

Italy has booked a place in the Euro 2020 semi-finals after a magnificent 2-1 victory over Belgium in an intense showdown in Munich.

Roberto Mancini’s men will now play Spain at Wembley in the last four on Tuesday night.

The Azzurri had an early goal ruled out for offside by VAR but grabbed the initiative just past the half-hour when Nicolo Barella scored.

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Italy doubled their lead on 44 minutes when Lorenzo Insigne curled a quite wonderful shot beyond the reach of Thibaut Courtois

Belgium was awarded a penalty, which Romelu Lukaku converted.

But despite the goal, Belgium crashed out after losing to Italy on the night.

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