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Euro 2020 Semi-final Highlights, Italy vs Spain: Italy Win on Penalties

Euro 2020 Semi-final Highlights Italy vs Spain: Italy 1-1 (4-2) Spain

News18.com | July 07, 2021, 03:19 IST

Euro 2020 Semi-final Highlights Italy vs Spain: Italy reach the final of the European Championship with a 4-2 win over Spain on penalties. Jorginho scored the winning penalty while Alvaro Morata missing Spain’s third penalty kick proved to be costly. Italy will take on the winner of the second semi-final between England and Denmark, which takes place tomorrow at 12.30AM IST.

Story of the Match: Belotti, Bonucci, Bernardeschi and Jorginho converted for Italy in the penalty shootout. For Spain, Gerard Moreno and Thiago Alcantara converted while Dani Olmo and Alvaro Morata missed. The first semi-finalist will be decided by the penalty shootout. The match is edging towards the penalties with both teams cautious and fatigue starting to show up. After 15 minutes of extra time, Italy and Spain are locked at 1-1 but Spain still have more control over the game. The match goes into extra time after 90 minutes of football at the Wembley yields a 1-1 result. Alvaro Morata equalises for Spain after coming on from the bench. Chiesa gives a fantastic finish to a beautiful Italian counter-attack as the Azzurri take the lead. End-to-end action early on in the second half. Spain have been the better side overall in the first 45 minutes but Italy have had moments of spark as well. The scoreline, though, remains untouched. Donnarumma comes up with a fantastic save to deny Olmo. Spain have been on attack with more of the ball possession than Italy.

There was no particular favourite going into the match but given the form of both the teams, the bets were slightly edging towards the Italians. While Spain proved to be much more dominant with the ball and in terms of the chances, Italy put up a gritty performance to edge out as the winners at Wembley.

Jul 07, 2021 03:19 (IST)

Special Mention

Jorginho's final penalty was as cool as you'll ever see. He was under pressure to deliver but he showed no signs of any pressure at all. He took his usual run and the hop and waited for Simon to go one way and kicked the ball to the other corner with such non-chalance that it's not even funny. Absolutely remarkable stuff!

Italy 1-1 (4-2) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:13 (IST)

Italy reach the final of Euro 2020 with a 4-2 win over Spain on penalties. Jorginho scored the winning penalty while Alvaro Morata's miss for Spain proved costly.

Jul 07, 2021 03:12 (IST)

Jorginho scores the winning penalty for Italy.

Italy 1-1 (4-2) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:10 (IST)

Alvaro Morata misses the kick for Spain.

Italy 1-1 (3-2) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:09 (IST)

Bernardeschi scores for Italy in the penalty shootout.

Italy 1-1 (3-2) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:09 (IST)

Thiago Alcantara scores the penalty kick for Spain.

Italy 1-1 (2-2) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:08 (IST)

Bonucci scores Italy's third penalty kick.

Italy 1-1 (2-1) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:07 (IST)

Gerard Moreno scores the penalty for Spain

Italy 1-1 (1-1) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:06 (IST)

Belotti gives Italy the lead in the penalty shootout.

Italy 1-1 (1-0) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:06 (IST)

Dani Olmo misses the first penalty for Spain.

Italy 1-1 (0-0) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:05 (IST)

Manuel Locatelli misses the first penalty for Italy.

Italy 1-1 (0-0) Spain

Jul 07, 2021 03:01 (IST)

Full Time Extra Time! The first semi-finalist will be decided by the penalty shootout after Italy vs Spain ended at 1-1 after 120 minutes of football at the Wembley.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:55 (IST)

116' - Under five minutes of extra time left. Can either team get a winner or we will go to the penalty shootout?

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:50 (IST)

110' - Berardi does extremely well to finish that move but he was well offside and the flag goes up as soon as he puts the ball into the back of the net. No breakthrough yet.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:48 (IST)

Spain Substitution

109 - Pau Torres replaces Eric Garcia.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:47 (IST)

108' - Italy finally get some sort of attack going with a good crossfield pass from Belotti but in the end, Spain manage to deal with it.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:46 (IST)

Italy Substitution

107' - Goalscorer Federico Chiesa makes way for Federico Bernardeschi.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:44 (IST)

Spain Substitution

106' - Thiago Alcantara comes on for Sergio Busquets.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:43 (IST)

Half Time Extra Time

15 minutes down, 15 more to go! The scoreline remains unchanged at 1-1 but Spain are going close to getting the lead while Italy have failed to gain any sort of control.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:42 (IST)

105' - Spain are showing the champion's pedigree here, launching attack after attack on Italy and the Azzurri are doing just about enough at the moment. But Spain are looking more likely to score.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:37 (IST)

101' - The thing that has given Spain the edge today against Italy is the fact that they have kept the Italian midfield completely at bay and have had absolutely control of the midfield. Italy have had to rely on counter-attacks instead of attacking more, which they would have liked.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:34 (IST)

98' - WOW! Inventive free kick from Spain as the ball is rolled towards the goal and Donnarumma paries it away. It falls for another Spanish man but his shot is blocked and Italy get the goal kick after a melee in the box. Lucky Italy!

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:33 (IST)

Alvaro Morata is proving his doubters wrong, is he?

Jul 07, 2021 02:27 (IST)

The first half of extra time gets underway at the Wembley with the scoreline at 1-1. Spain have dominated with the possession for most part of the game while the Italian midfield has been sort of absent. Will the dynamics change in the next 30 minutes?

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:23 (IST)

FULL TIME! And after a tense and high tempo second half, which saw both Italy and Spain finding the back of the net through Federico Chiesa and Alvaro Morata, respectively. We will now have 30 more minutes of football and if a decisive result does not come out from that as well, penalty shootout will take place.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:13 (IST)

Spain Substitution

85' - Marcos Llorento comes on for Cesar Azpilicueta.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:13 (IST)

Italy Substitutions

85' - Barella makes way for Manuel Locatelli while Andrea Belotti comes in place of Insigne.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:09 (IST)

80' - GOAL! Alvaro Morata comes off the bench to equalise for Spain. Olmo, who has had a fantastic game so far, turned provided with a fantastically weighted pass. Morata opens up the space for himself with an accurate first touch and then slams the ball home.

Italy 1-1 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 02:01 (IST)

Italy Substitution

74' - Marco Verratti is replaced by Matteo Pessina while Rafael Toloi comes on for Emerson.

Italy 1-0 Spain

Jul 07, 2021 01:58 (IST)

Spain Substitutions

70' - Mikel Oyarzabal and Koke make way for Gerard Moreno and Rodri, respectively.

Italy 1-0 Spain

Euro 2020 Semi-final Highlights, Italy vs Spain: Italy Win on Penalties
Italy reached the final of Euro 2020. (Photo Credit: AP)

The game was the latest episode in a burgeoning rivalry between Italy and Spain with the nations meeting in four consecutive European Championships. Spain won on penalties in the quarter-finals in Vienna in 2008 on their way to winning the trophy and then thrashed Italy 4-0 in the final in Kiev four years later. Italy gained a measure of revenge by winning 2-0 in the last 16 at Euro 2016. Now, Italy have the penalty revenge as well with the 4-2 win on penalties in Euro 2020.

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