Belgium lost to Italy in its first match in the Euro. Thibaut Courtois, the Belgian goalkeeper who played well despite the defeat, was disappointed. “I think that Italy outmatched us both tactically and on the organizational level. We hardly achieved anything and anyway it wasn’t enough.”
The Belgian coach March Wilmots, who was booed for his replacements during the match, saw some positive points and praised the good performance of Marouane Fellaini and Thomas Vermaelen.
Emanuele Giaccherini, who scored one of the Italian goals, was named man of the match, announced UEFA. The other goal was scored by Graziano Pellè.
The match at the Stadium of the Light at Lyon was watched by 55 408 spectators according to figures provided by UEFA. Among them were between 15,000 and 18,000 Belgian spectators.