Belgium 3-1 Italy Kevin De Bruyne among goalscorers for worlds best on emotional night to commemorate Heysel disaster

Belgium 3-1 Italy: Kevin De Bruyne among goalscorers for world's best on emotional night to commemorate Heysel disaster Antonio Candreva scored the opening goal of the match in third minute Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen cancelled out Candreva's opener Kevin De Bruyne put his side back in lead with 14 minutes left on the clockMichy Batshuayi rounded off the scoreline in the 82nd minute  Game marked the 30th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy   

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Belgium and Italy were eventually separated thanks to two second-half goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Michy Batshuayi but they were united as they paid tributes to those who lost their life during the Heysel Stadium tragedy.

The match marked the 30th anniversary of the disaster which occurred in 1985.

Italy's Antonio Candreva opened the scoring before Jan Vertonghen equalised for the world No 1s.

De Bruyne then stepped up to put his side in the lead before Michy Batshuayi rounded off the scoreline.

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Belgium and Italy players come together as they commemorate the Heysel Stadium tragedy  

Belgium and Italy players come together as they commemorate the Heysel Stadium tragedy  

Spectators hold 'Honour the fallen of the Heysel' banner during minute of silence to commemorate disaster 

Spectators hold 'Honour the fallen of the Heysel' banner during minute of silence to commemorate disaster 

Fans came to pay their respects as well as watching Belgium and Italy in action on Friday evening 

Fans came to pay their respects as well as watching Belgium and Italy in action on Friday evening 

Antonio Candreva opened the scoreline at King Baudouin Stadium to give Antonio Conte's side the lead

Antonio Candreva opened the scoreline at King Baudouin Stadium to give Antonio Conte's side the lead

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is mobbed by Radja Nainggolan after levelling the scoreline 

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is mobbed by Radja Nainggolan after levelling the scoreline 

Kevin De Bruyne celebrates Belgium's second goal along with Eden Hazard and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco

Kevin De Bruyne celebrates Belgium's second goal along with Eden Hazard and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco

Michy Batshuayi (far left) rounded off the scoring by beating veteran Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon

Michy Batshuayi (far left) rounded off the scoring by beating veteran Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon

 

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