PASSIONATE: Emanuele Giaccherini. CREDIT: Sourced
Passion is the fuel for Italy’s campaign after they beat pre-tournament favourites Belgium 2-0.

Coach Antonio Conte celebrated Emanuele Giaccherini’s opener so wildly that he banged his head against Simone Zaza and gave himself a nosebleed.

Meanwhile, ace goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon narrowly escaped injury with his celebration at the end of the game when he fell on his back trying to swing from the crossbar.

Graziano Pelle’s strike sealed the game while the players promised more of the same against Sweden and Ireland.

“It’s a great start but this is just the beginning,” says defender Leonardo Bonucci, whose 40m pass set up Giaccherini.

“We have come with the intention of dreaming and surprising. We mustn’t get carried away with the things we did, we have to reflect and try and improve things which were less good.”