L’Aquila 0-2 Belgium: It was a forgettable evening at the Stadio Olimpico, as both sides came away with the same result.
L’Equipe revealed that the second half was a little more entertaining as Italy controlled the match.
The match started well and with Alessandro Del Piero and Alessandro Nesta both scoring the opening goals.
Del Pierio made it 4-0 on the hour mark when he converted a free kick after a quick counter attack.
Nesta doubled the lead six minutes later, when he raced in on the edge of the area and finished from inside the area.
Both goals were scored with the score 1-1.
It wasn’t all bad for the visitors though, as L’Équipe revealed the game ended in a draw thanks to some strong defending from Belgium.
LFC 2-1 FK Lille: 1-0 win over Vitesse ArnhemThe hosts started the game brightly and were rewarded when Alessandro Pirlo netted his side’s second of the night with a stoppage time strike.
The Italian international was awarded the assist by the referee after the ball fell in his path.
The two goals saw the hosts secure their spot in the next round, as they face Lyon next week.
Lille’s attack continued in the second period, as the Giallorossi started to push forward.
They scored a goal three minutes into the second leg, after Del Piera and Alessio Pisanu put the hosts ahead.
The goal gave them a lead of two, but Lille were able to keep their nerve and kept their hopes alive.
After a couple of half chances, Del Piere doubled the advantage four minutes later.
A free kick from the left wing came to the feet of Del Pier and Del Pierou converted it for the Italian forward.
Ligue 1 side Lille are currently in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.