Matches

16/08/2008
2:3 (1:2)
  • Giuseppe ROSSI (18' PEN 74' PEN)
  • Moussa DEMBELE (23' 79')
  • Kevin MIRALLAS (45'+2)

Summary

Brave Belgium roar into last four

Losing their first-choice keeper and playing a long stretch a man down, Belgium twice fought back to beat Italy 3-2 and move on to the semis.

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Line-up

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1
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2
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4
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5
7
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7
9
10
10
11
11
14
15
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18

Substitute(s)

12
6
13
12
16
13
17
14
18
16
20
19
21
22

Coaches

Pierluigi CASIRAGHI (ITA)
(BEL) Jean Francois DE SART

Officials

Referee: Hector BALDASSI (ARG)Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo CASAS (ARG)Assistant Referee 2: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG)Fourth official: Roberto MORENO (PAN)

  • Italy's Antonio Candreva sits dejected on the pitch
  • Sebastien Pocognoli (L) and Jan Vertonghen of Belgium celebrate win over Italy
  • Belgium's players celebrate a goal against Italy
  • Italy's Giuseppe Rossi gestures
  • Sebastian Giovinco (ITA) gestures in his QF-match against Belgium at the Olympics Games
  • Maarten Martens of Belgium (R) fights for the ball with Salvatore Bocchetti of Italy
"The players were fantastic today and they did more than could have been expected," Jean Francois De Sart, Belgium coach