Quarter-finals: Italy - Belgium

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belgium has a shity defense, that cost them today and will in the futurenif they dont change something...
What could they change? It's not like they can make transfers. They just don't have good defenders. From the new generation their best cbs are Denayer, Bornaux and our boy Vanheusden.
 

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Such a good match. Italys gamesmanship at the end was a bit over the top but ah well. They were the better team I thought and by quite a bit.

Chiellini has lukakus number but he was totally isolated the entire game. Belgium couldn't get close enough to support him or build to him.

Doku looks good!
 

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belgium has a shity defense, that cost them today and will in the futurenif they dont change something...
Well they have to change the defence very soon due to age. The combined age of Alderweireld, Vermaelen and Verthongen is 101. 326 combined NT matches. Everything comes to an end at some point.
 
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I really hope italy will win this euro, they showing so much character and heart..
And so much diving. Sadly because I like the kind of football they play.
 
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Sad that pos Chiesa got an apology from him though. Incredible Rube have both him and Cuadrado, as if being Rube is not disgusting enough.
 

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Skeletal corpse :ROFLMAO:
 
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Italy clear favourites now, but Spina is a huge loss.
For me england are clear favorites, they will out muscle every team thats left, including italy midget midfield. Really hoping it will be final between those two.

Btw it's a proper tragedy this belgium team will have nothing to show for in terms of big trophies. One of the most talented generation of any european team, and their best result is a world cup semifinal.

Despite their solid way of playing, Martinez is way overdue for sacking.
 

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Despite their solid way of playing, Martinez is way overdue for sacking.
Lol please.

He has a winning percentage of 77% and has only lost 5 matches out of a total of 61. Whom would do it better?
 
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Btw it's a proper tragedy this belgium team will have nothing to show for in terms of big trophies. One of the most talented generation of any european team, and their best result is a world cup semifinal.

Always found them rather overrated.

And they never really made it work, making odd choices such as not using Radja (30 caps) that much but instead having Fellaini as a regular (85+ caps).

Top 10 nation in Europe and the world I suppose during the decade, but expecting them to win? Nah. I was expecting them to do something in Euro 2016 but after that Italy game I was convinced that they cannot do much without a lot of luck. Their style of play was not suitable for winning in these tournaments, similar to how England always did well in qualifiers but always sucked in the major scene.
 

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imagine inter with BOTH lukaku and immobile as strikers

:poop: :ROFLMAO: :poop: :ROFLMAO:
 

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Lol please.

He has a winning percentage of 77% and has only lost 5 matches out of a total of 61. Whom would do it better?
Me and you would have that kind of percentage when you are playing inferior teams in qualifications for big tournaments. For me he was out of depth when it mattered in a games like tonight. And their trophy cabinet shows that, that's the only measure of success when you have a team like that.
 

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And their trophy cabinet shows that, that's the only measure of success when you have a team like that.
Ah, so you are a fan of the typical Italian management philosophy of sacking coaches as soon as they fail to deliver what you expect them to do.

I believe in stability.
 
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waaay better game then spain-swiss

sucks the belgium wasnt in other bracket
 

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Ah, so you are a fan of the typical Italian management philosophy of sacking coaches as soon as they fail to deliver what you expect them to do.

I believe in stability.
He is in charge for five years now, and you are right they have stability, stability in underperforming.
 
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