Quick Sumary: Giaccherini puts Italy ahead with his first goal for Italy since 2013
Pellè seals victory with a volley on the break in 93rd minute
Italy have not lost a competitive game to Belgium in 34 years
In Group E, Italy, who reached the final in 2012, won their highly anticipated duel with Belgium.
Italian centre-back Leonardo Bonucci showed his excellent passing range against Belgium.
He lofted the ball over the entire defence to set up Giaccherini for the opening goal.
For now, their current lofty position of second in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking made Les Diables Rouges slight favourites in the eyes of many.
The Italians hung deeply on the experience of Gianluigi Buffon.
Buffon is playing in his fourth European Championship and his third as captain (a record).
The composure of Emanuele Giaccherini were sufficient to respectively keep the Belgians at bay and find a way past Thibaut Courtois.
In injury time, Graziano Pelle sealed the points for the Italians.