Euro: Group E: Belgium vs. Italy, 6/13/2016

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  1. SeawaterOnIce Registered User

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    You saw glimpses of Belgium's offense, but the lack of finish by De Bruyne, Origi and Lukaku...yikes. They looked as advertised without Kompany and Lombaerts though. Blame the coaching but we all knew Belgium would have difficulty defending.

    Did not at all expect that from Italy but they were barely clinging on in that 2nd half. Bonucci took over in the back, constantly cleaning up after Chiellini's mishaps and stupidity.
     
  2. NyQuil F.Y.O.Ü.S.

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    Was surprised by the result.

    Then I was surprised that I was surprised.

    It's still Italy.

    Belgium was disjointed but you could see that they were capable of some swift ball movement. The finish was pretty rough. I expected better from De Bruyne and Lukaku but at the same time, that's a bit disrespectful to Italy who defended very well.

    Entertaining match and both keepers made some stellar saves.
     
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    Happy to see the Azzurri surprise even their most ardent supporters with yesterday's effort.

    Off to a great start in group play. :handclap:
     
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    Not much Wilmots can do at this tourney but actually using the FBs he brought along, Meunier & Lukaku 2.0, and replacing Fellaini with Carrasco so that KdB can play through the middle...but if they get a creative successor for Wilmots, I'd be curious to see them tried in something like:

    Lukaku*
    E.Hazard - de Bruyne - Carrasco
    Dembele - Nainggolan
    Witsel
    Vertonghen - Kompany* - Alderweireld
    Courtois

    *Origi / Engels​
     

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