Euro 2021: the hot Belgian press with its "gladiators" before Belgium-Italy

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A few hours before the kickoff of the quarter-final of Euro 2021 between Belgium and Italy on Friday evening (9 p.m.) in Munich, the newspapers of the two countries are increasing the pressure on their selection. Especially the Belgians, who see the Red Devils as gladiators “ready for battle”.

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It’s the big day for Italy and Belgium, opposed this Friday evening in the quarter-finals of Euro 2021 in Munich. After the match between Switzerland and Spain in Saint Petersburg (6 p.m.), the shock of this European championship will see the Belgians, n ° 1 in the Fifa rankings and favorites for the final victory, face off against the Italians, very attractive since the start of the competition.

In Italy, the Nazionale is featured prominently in the newspapers. It is even the national union on the front page of the sports press on this Friday morning. “Noi con voi” (We with you) is the title of Corriere dello Sport. “Siete Tutti Noi” (You are all of us) for Tuttosport while the Gazzetta dello sport headlines “We are Italy”, above an Italian flag and the official photo of the Nazionale.

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“Italy has Ferrari, Versace, Gucci, Prada, Vespa. We have Lukaku”

On the Belgian side, we managed to do less less sober. The Last Hour directly features the stars of Martinez’s selection as gladiators and headlines its front page “Ready for battle”. The DH nevertheless recalls that the presence of Eden Hazard (with beautiful chocolate bars on the photo-montage), is still uncertain (“With de Bruyne, without Eden?”).

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Le Soir highlights the duel between the coaches, Martinez and Mancini, “Roberto against Roberto”. Finally, the editorialist of the Flemish daily Het Laatste Nieuws, Stephane Keygnaert, ignites for Lukaku: “Italy has Ferrari, Versace, Gucci, Prada, Vespa. We have Lukaku.” The winner of this highly anticipated duel will face the winner from Switzerland-Spain on Tuesday evening, for a place in the final at Wembley.

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