Belgium dealt big blow in Euro 2020 quarter-finals against Italy as Eden Hazard misses in lineup while Chiesa starts

Belgium face Italy in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020 this evening, in the most mouthwatering of the last-eight matches.

Belgium might just be favourites to go all the way over the next fortnight, following their 1-0 victory against defending champions Portugal in the last 16 and a solid set of group-stage performances.

Italy were meanwhile labelled dark horses going into the competition and have been living up to the tentative hype. Roberto Mancini’s team needed extra time to overcome Austria in the round of 16 but were the standout side in the first round and will be difficult opponents for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium.

The two nations go head-to-head in Munich, with a semi-final fixture against the winners of Switzerland vs Spain awaiting the victors.

Confirmed line-ups

Belgium XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Meunier, Witsel, Tielemans, T Hazard; De Bruyne, Lukaku, Doku

Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne


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