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Belgium vs Italy Euro 2020 kick-off time, TV channel and live stream info

Two tournaments favourites meet before the final once again, this time in the form of Belgium and Italy.

The Belgians knocked out the holders, Portugal, thanks to Thorgan Hazard’s first-half strike which ended Cristiano Ronaldo’s pursuit of the golden boot.

Roberto Martinez’s side cruised through the group stages, albeit avoiding a scare against Denmark after they fell behind after just two minutes.

Romelu Lukaku is two goals off the leader in the race as Ronaldo’s three penalties helped him to the top of the leaderboards. He will be looking to score against AC Milan rival Gianluigi Donnarumma who has conceded just once so far in the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo was consoled by Romelu Lukaku

They will be without the match winner’s brother Eden after he limped off with a hamstring problem whilst Kevin De Bruyne lasted just a minute into the second half as he couldn’t continue following the after-effects of Joao Palhinha’s tackle.

Italy quickly emerged as tournament favourites after they fired six goals in two games in Group A with Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne both starring in their opening games.

Their outing in the English capital wasn’t such plain sailing however as the Austrians took them to extra-time whilst receiving a scare in the latter stages of the second half when Marko Arnautovic scored, only for his header to be ruled out for VAR for offside.

But two substitutes came to Roberto Mancini’s saviour as Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina dragged Italy in front during the first half of extra-time. Sasa Kaladjzic caused a nervy ending after his brave header pulled one goal back for Austria but Mancini’s men held firm.

The returning Giorgio Chiellini may provide a boost for the Italians after he missed their wins over Wales and Austria following the injury he sustained against Switzerland on matchday two, whilst Alessandro Florenzi and Lorenzo Pellegrini are both doubtful.

Will either side go all the way? Have your say in the comments below.

Italy's Manuel Locatelli celebrates scoring their first goal

How to watch Belgium vs Italy

BBC One will be broadcasting the build-up, match action and reaction from Munich.

Coverage of the quarter-final action will start at 7pm with the match commencing at 8pm.

Who is in charge?

Slavko Vincic will be in charge of the fiercely anticipated last eight fixture in what will be his third Euro 2020 match after he was in charge of Spain and Sweden as well as Switzerland’s 3-1 win over Turkey to book their place in the knockout stages of the tournament.

He handed out five yellow cards in total across the two games but has yet to award a penalty.

It will be just the second Belgium match that he has officiated after he was in charge of the Belgians 4-2 win over the Danes in November, last year.

However, it will be the third Italy match he has taken charge of with the 41-year-old awarding penalties in each of their wins against Bulgaria and Albania with the most recent game against the Bulgarians coming in March.

Odds

Belgium – 47/20

Draw – 21/10

Italy – 11/8

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