Belgium v Italy, 13 June 2016

Score2-0 to Italy
RefereeMark Clattenburg
CompetitionUEFA European Championship Group E
VenueStade des Lumieres, Lyon
Attendance55,408
Kick-off: 9.00pm local (8.00pm BST). Assistant referees: Simon Beck (England) Jake Collin (England) Fourth official: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain) Additional assistant referees: Anthony Taylor (England) Andre Marriner (England) Reserve assistant referee: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (Spain) Man of the Match: Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy) Belgium remained without a competitive win against Italy for 34 years. Italy won 2-0 in the group stage of Euro 2000, a tournament Belgium co-hosted. Current Belgium coach Marc Wilmots and his Italian counterpart Antonio Conte both played in that game. Described by some local pundits as the worst Italy team for 50 years, the Lyon evidence suggested otherwise as Conte’s Azzurri swept aside Europe’s top current team, according to the FIFA rankings. Their experience and know-how shone through as goals from Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle reflected their superiority. At 31 years 169 days, Italy's starting line-up was the oldest of any country in the history of the European Championship finals.

0  Belgium

Manager: Marc Wilmots

2  Italy

Manager: Antonio Conte

Goals:

Goals:

Emanuele Giaccherini 32 G
Graziano Pelle 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Laurent Ciman
Defender Thomas Vermaelen
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Eden Hazard (captain)
Midfielder Radja Nainggolan
Midfielder Axel Witsel
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Forward Romelu Lukaku

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (captain)
Defender Andrea Barzagli
Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Defender Matteo Darmian
Midfielder Antonio Candreva
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi
Midfielder Marco Parolo
Forward Éder
Forward Graziano Pelle

Substitutions:

Dries Mertens for Radja Nainggolan 62
Divock Origi for Romelu Lukaku 73
Yannick Carrasco for Laurent Ciman 75

Substitutions:

Mattia De Sciglio for Matteo Darmian 59
Ciro Immobile for Éder 75
Thiago Motta for Daniele De Rossi 78

Cards:

Jan Vertonghen 90 Y

Cards:

Giorgio Chiellini 65 Y
Éder 75 Y
Leonardo Bonucci 78 Y
Thiago Motta 84 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Jason Denayer
Defender Jordan Lukaku
Defender Thomas Meunier
Midfielder Yannick Carrasco
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Forward Michy Batshuayi
Forward Dries Mertens
Forward Divock Origi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Frederico Marchetti
Goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu
Defender Angelo Ogbonna
Midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy
Midfielder Alessandro Florenzi
Midfielder Thiago Motta
Midfielder Stefano Sturaro
Midfielder/Forward Federico Bernardeschi
Forward Ciro Immobile
Forward Lorenzo Insigne
Forward Simone Zaza