Belgium - Italy (R)

Discussion in 'Group E - Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Sweden' started by nirvaanfc, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. nirvaanfc

    nirvaanfc Member

    Juventus
    Italy
    Jan 13, 2004
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    https://footballfutbolcalciosoccer.blogspot.com/2016/06/euro-2016-preview-group-e-belgium-italy.html

    Belgium enter this game as favourites for the Group and one of the favourites for the tournament. Golden Generation in their prime (albeit missing Kompany), this is the type of major tournament they need to win (or at least get to a semi-final) to warrant the Golden Generation type.

    Italy come in with low expectations and numerous question marks (including who steps up to fill the voids created by injuries to Marchisio and Verratti). A great tournament team and one that historically surprises when their backs are to the wall, their defence will be key in the absence of any yet proven world-class attackers.
     
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  2. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Dynamo Brest, FC Slutsk
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This will be one of THE matchups of the first round.... really looking forward to this one...
     
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  3. Italy-Azzurri-Fan

    Nov 15, 2014
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Please Conte start our best players and make us win this game. I really want to win this so badly. You can do it Italy, you can do it. Try really hard and stay well focused.
     
  4. Pandore

    Pandore Member+

    Jun 24, 2014
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    I'm surprised to see the lack of activity here. This seems like it has the potential to be the most entertaining game of the group stages.

    Not that I want Italy to win (obviously), but it's sad that Verratti won't be participating. :(
     
  5. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ciman at RB?
    Hazard the captain?

    Hoping for a great Italian performance.
     
  6. White/Blue_since1860

    proudly banned from 5 sub forums
    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Italy fielding the oldest starting lineup ever at Euros
     
  7. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, Buffon is 78.
     
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  8. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Belgium is basically playing 4 CBs at the back.
     
  9. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    how far is El Sharaawy for the starting 11? Seemed to be in wonderful form the second part of the season.
     
  10. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Clattenberg's hair hat is looking particularly robust tonight.
     
  11. White/Blue_since1860

    proudly banned from 5 sub forums
    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Italy is only missing a 40yo Matthäus and you have Germany in 2000
     
  12. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wonderful ball - Belgium fell asleep.

    1-0 Italy
     
  13. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pelle had a great chance to make it 2. Had more space than he realized.
     
  14. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1-0 at half. Belgium look pretty blah.
     
  15. White/Blue_since1860

    proudly banned from 5 sub forums
    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Belgium have all it takes except the scoring. Im curious to find out if they can fight back from 0:1 to Italy
     
  16. JoseEmidio

    JoseEmidio Member+

    Dec 6, 2009
    London
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I made a prediction that Belgium would not make the QF. Very early but...Italy being Italy, apparently the worst side in 50 years, it could be the worst in 100 and they would still be a threat.
     
  17. White/Blue_since1860

    proudly banned from 5 sub forums
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    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
  18. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lukaku is a foot away. He'll be criticized, but that was probably tougher than it looked.
     
  19. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Courtouis just robbed Pelle.
     
  20. Mikebsiu

    Mikebsiu Member+

    Mar 15, 2008
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Fing lukaku. Should put that away. More goals in this game yet to come.
     
  21. White/Blue_since1860

    proudly banned from 5 sub forums
    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    and we have a football game
     
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  22. Pandore

    Pandore Member+

    Jun 24, 2014
    Club:
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Great save by Courtois
     
  23. evil_allan

    evil_allan Member+

    May 3, 2004
    Turtle Island
    Awful touch from lukaku
     
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  24. Mikebsiu

    Mikebsiu Member+

    Mar 15, 2008
    Club:
    RSC Anderlecht
    Man lukaku sucks this game. Horrible fist touch the whole game.
     
  25. White/Blue_since1860

    proudly banned from 5 sub forums
    Jan 4, 2007
    Bum zua City
    Club:
    TSV 1860 München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    the mother of tactical fouls
     

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