Giaccherini, Pelle help Italy sink Belgium in Euro 2016 clash

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Italy's players celebrate their win over England after their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) - RTR3TTP2

London: Italy produced an outstanding team performance as they cruised to a 2-0 win over Belgium in their opening Group E clash of the European Championship at Stade des Lumieres in Lyon on Tuesday.

Two stunning goals from mid-fielder Emanuele Giaccherini and striker Graziano Pelle gave Italy a perfect start to their Euro campaign.

Giaccherini put his side ahead in the 32nd minute of the match by providing a tidy finish to a long Leonardo Bonucci pass, the Guardian reported.

Pelle then ensured to give his side with a perfect finish by doubling the lead just few minutes before the stoppage time.

Italy , who have climbed up to the top of the table, will now take on Sweden while Belgium will play against Ireland. (ANI)