At 21:00 the Azzurini challenge Belgium for a place in the semifinals of the European Under-21 Championships: here's how to watch the match in free streaming
It is complicated the passage of Italy to the semifinals of the European Under-21 Championships that are being played in the Bel Paese. The unexpected defeat against Poland has put Italy in a difficult situation: hope in the defeat of the Poles against Spain and simultaneously win against Belgium. And it might not even be enough: it depends on the extra classification.
Against Poland, the Azzurrini were very unlucky: many potential goal occasions, but none really dangerous (except for the goalpost taken by Pellegrini). This evening, Di Biagio will play for everything: the Under 21 coach will line up the best possible formation. In attack, trust in Chiesa-Cutrone-Kean (Zaniolo is disqualified, while Orsolini has a shoulder problem). For the rest, no substantial changes, with the midfield trio Mandragora-Barella-Pellegrini. Italy-Belgium will be broadcast live on TV on Rai 1 from 20:35 and will also be available in free streaming on RaiPlay.
Qualifying Italy Under 21 semifinals: all the combinations
Italy's qualification to the semifinals of the European Under 21 Championship is anything but a foregone conclusion. The Azzurrini need a victory and a defeat of Poland against Spain at the same time. In this case, Italy, Poland and Spain would all have 6 points and the elimination ranking would come into play. In order to go first in the round, Italy must hope that Spain wins against Poland with a difference of less than three goals (1-0 or 2-0, for example).
In case Spain wins with more than two goals difference, the team must hope to be picked up as the second best of the three groups. Remember that qualification to the semifinals allows the team to gain a pass to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Italy-Belgium European Under-21 Championships: kick-off time
Italy-Belgium kick-off time is set for 21:00 at Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia.
European Under-21 Championship, Italy - Belgium: probable formations
ITALY (4-3-3): Meret; Calabresi, Mancini, Bastoni, Pezzella; Barella, Mandragora, Pellegrini; Kean, Cutrone, Chiesa. Coach: Di Biagio.
BELGIUM (4-2-3-1): De Wolf; Cools, Bornauw, Cobbaut, De Norre; Heynen, Mangala; Bastien, Lukebakio, Mbenza; Schrijvers. Coach: Walem.
Where to watch Italy - Belgium on TV
Italy - Belgium is scheduled for tonight at 21:00. The match will also be broadcast live on TV: to watch Italy - Belgium of the European Under 21 Championships on TV, you need to connect to Rai 1 from 20:35.
How to watch Italy - Belgium of the European Under 21 Championships in free streaming
The State TV allows its users to watch Italy - Belgium of the European Under 21 Championships in live streaming on RaiPlay, Rai's on demand service. To use RaiPlay it is not necessary to pay any subscription, but only to register to the platform. RaiPlay is available for smartphones, tablets and computers.
To watch Italy - Belgium live streaming for free you need to launch RaiPlay, enter your credentials and click on Dirette. A list will open with all the channels available in streaming and clicking on the banner of Rai 1 will start streaming Italy - Belgium of the European Under-21 Championship.