There were big hopes attached to Belgium as they started their campaign against 2006 world cup winners Italy and they started the stronger put Italy under massive pressure but typical Italian defense saw off the early pressure and than came the moment out of nowhere really when defender Bonucci found Giaccherini with a sublime through ball and former Sunderland man made no mistake in slotting the ball home from close range. While Pelle came on as second half sub to score the second goal from Italy and finished the game off late in injury time.
Italy 2-0 Belgium Highlights
[ European Championship 2016, Monday, 13 June ]
32′ 0 – 1 Emanuele Giaccherini scored after he was put through on goal and he slotted home with ease.
90′ 0 – 2 Graziano Pelle came on second half sub and scored with a stunning volley after a classic counter attack move.
Italy sprung a surprise in Group E by beating Belgium as Euro 2016’s highest-ranked nation fell to a 2-0 loss in Lyon.
Marc Wilmots’ side, who sit second in the FIFA rankings, had been considered by many as favourites to prevail in France, but they have work to do following Monday’s damaging defeat.