Belgium were able to overcome Italy under-21s with a solitary goal in the latest friendly match between the two teams. Italy came into the game after having lost only once in 2018 and this was a narrow 3-2 loss against Portugal back in May. After having drawn against the likes of France and beaten the likes of Albania, there was enough reason to expect a positive result for Italy U21 team. Franciz Amuzu, though, came up with the only goal of the game that helped Belgium to a narrow victory while Italy came closest through Luca Valzania, who hit the woodwork.
Some of the best opportunities in the game came at the hands of Vittorio Parigini, who appeared in a great position to score but failed to hit the target with a blast shot that was just 20 metres away from goal. Atalanta midfielder Valzania did come extremely close to levelling up the scores late in the game but he only managed to strike the post with his effort. The result places a lot more emphasis on getting the win over Tunisia in the upcoming friendly match, as Italy do not want to go into the qualifiers without momentum.