Divock Origi came off the bench and missed a golden chance to grab a point for Belgium in their EUROs opener against Italy.
In the end, Belgium – who are one of the competition’s favourites – were beaten 2-0 in Lyon thanks to goals from Emanuele Giaccherini (’32) and Graziano Pelle (’92).
Origi played the final 17 minutes after replacing Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. Benteke and Mignolet were unused substitutes.
In the other Group E encounter, Republic of Ireland were held to a 1-1 draw by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden. Wes Hoolahan put the Irish ahead just after half-time, before an own goal from Ciaran Clark meant both teams had to settle for a point.
It means Belgium’s next match – against Ireland next Saturday in Bordeaux – is a must-win game. Failure to take all three points would put them in serious jeopardy of being one of the two third-placed teams to be knocked out.
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