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Italy have now won four and drawn one of their five previous matches against Belgium

Italy reached the quarter finals of EURO 2020, thanks to a 2-1 win over Belgium in Munich on Friday.

Despite a Romelu Lukaku penalty before half time, first half goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Isigne guided Roberto Manchini's side to the semis where they will tackle three-time winners Spain who needed penalties to see off Switzerland, for a place in the finals.

Following the win, the Italians have now set a new record for the longest winning run at the UEFA European Championship, qualifying included, their 15th consecutive victory taking them past opponents Belgium (14, 21/03/19 – 27/06/21) and Germany (14, 03/09/10 – 22/06/12).

The 1968 winners have also now won their last 13 international matches (F36 A2) and are unbeaten in their last 32 internationals (W27 D5); their last defeat was in September 2018 (vs Portugal).

 Key Stats:

Italy's five-match winning streak at EURO 2020 is their best ever sequence of consecutive wins at the finals and equals the record set by France (1984), the Netherlands (1988 to 1992) and the Czech Republic (2000 to 2004).

Italy have scored 11 goals so far at EURO 2020 – the first time they have reached double figures at a single EURO.

Italy have now won four and drawn one of their five previous matches against Belgium at major international final tournaments.

Italy have scored the first goal in each of their last five international matches against Belgium; they have not gone 1-0 down in their last 17 international matches.

Italy have not conceded more than once in any of their last 35 international matches.

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