Nations League – Italy beat Belgium to say third

Nicolo Barella struck a superb volley handy Italy the lead

Italy struck twice within the second half and withstood a late Belgium fightback to say third place within the Nations League.

Nicolo Barella opened the scoring with a crisp volley a minute after the interval in Turin, earlier than Domenico Berardi scored from the penalty spot.

Belgium hit the woodwork thrice earlier than pulling one again by Charles de Ketelaere late on.

The guests pressed for an equaliser however Italy held on.

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Line-ups

Italy

Formation 4-3-3

  • 21G Donnarumma
  • 2Di LorenzoBooked at 30mins
  • 15Acerbi
  • 23Bastoni
  • 13EmersonBooked at 82mins
  • 18BarellaSubstituted forCristanteat 70′minutes
  • 5Locatelli
  • 7PellegriniSubstituted forJorginhoat 71′minutes
  • 11BerardiSubstituted forInsigneat 90+1′minutes
  • 9RaspadoriSubstituted forKeanat 65′minutes
  • 14ChiesaSubstituted forBernardeschiat 90+2′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sirigu
  • 3Chiellini
  • 6Verratti
  • 8Jorginho
  • 10Insigne
  • 12Dimarco
  • 16Cristante
  • 17Kean
  • 20Bernardeschi
  • 22Meret

Belgium

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Courtois
  • 2AlderweireldBooked at 63mins
  • 3Denayer
  • 5VertonghenBooked at 14mins
  • 21Castagne
  • 6WitselBooked at 56mins
  • 8TielemansSubstituted forDe Bruyneat 59′minutes
  • 11CarrascoSubstituted forTrossardat 87′minutes
  • 22SaelemaekersSubstituted forDe Ketelaereat 59′minutes
  • 23Batshuayi
  • 17Vanaken

Substitutes

  • 4Boyata
  • 7De Bruyne
  • 12Mignolet
  • 13Casteels
  • 14Lukebakio
  • 16Theate
  • 18De Ketelaere
  • 19Dendoncker
  • 20Trossard

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