Euro 2020: Nicolo Barella, Lorenzo Insigne fire Italy into semifinals

Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini of Italy celebrate after defeating Belgium 2-1 in the quarters to set up a semi-final clash against Spain

Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne got among the scoring charts as Italy defeated Belgium 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Euro 2020 here at the Allianz Arena on Friday (local time).

With this win, Italy has entered the semi-finals of the tournament. The side will now lock horns against Spain in the semifinals at the Wembley Stadium.

Italy took a 2-0 lead by the 44th minute of the match as Barella and Insigne registered goals in the 31st and 44th minutes respectively. However, just before half-time, Belgium pegged one goal back as Romelu Lukaku scored, bringing the scoreline to 2-1.

However, no more goals were scored in the match, and in the end, Belgium walked away with a 2-1 victory, setting up a clash with Spain in the semifinals.

Earlier on Friday, Spain defeated Switzerland 3-1 on penalties to enter the semifinals. The normal 90-minutes action had finished at 1-1.

Later today, the Czech Republic and Denmark will play each other in the first semifinal while in the second, England will lock horns against Ukraine.

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