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Jorginho Completed 70 Out Of 71 Attempted Passes In Midfield Masterclass Vs Belgium

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Jorginho Completed 70 Out Of 71 Attempted Passes In Midfield Masterclass Vs Belgium

Jorginho dropped an absolute midfield masterclass for Italy as they beat Belgium 2-1 in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

Nico Barella and Lorenzo Insigne were both on target in the first half, with Romelu Lukaku's penalty only reducing the deficit at the Allianz Arena.

There were a slew of stand-out performances from Roberto Mancini's side, including outstanding defensive displays from the almost interminable pairing of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.

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But don't sleep on Jorginho and the part he played in a monumental Azzurri victory. The Chelsea midfielder has had to deal with a lot of criticism in recent years but he was sensational in Munich.

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Staggeringly, the 29-year-old only misplaced ONE pass during the course of the 90 minutes. He attempted 71 passes in total, with 70 completed - giving him an absurd 99% pass accuracy against the No.1 ranked team in the world.

In the first half, every single one of the 31 passes he played found a team - with the single stray one coming in the second half.

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Sitting in midfield alongside Marco Verratti, the former Napoli man also won possession back nine times for his team.

Plenty have disrespected him but he's been a vital component for this all-conquering Italy side and quite rightly received praise for another superb outing:

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Tipped to win the Ballon d'Or by teammate Insigne, Jorginho is now two wins away from adding a European Championship winners medal to the coveted Champions League souvenir he collected with Chelsea last month.

Italy play Spain next in a massive semi-final at Wembley on Tuesday, with Jorginho coming up against his club captain Cesar Azpilicueta.

Topics: Belgium, Football, Euro 2020, Italy

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