The incoming Chelsea boss suffered his injury celebrating Emanuele Giaccherini’s opening goal. In the case of Marc Wilmots and his Belgium players, on the other hand, this was another chastening occasion on the big stage.
The wait for Belgium’s golden generation to glitter goes on. This was a familiar story for a group that continues to fail to be the sum of its parts, that fails to click. There is something missing from Wilmots’ team and it is not just the cohesion that makes this Italy team so hard to beat.