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Euro 2020: Italy beat Spain on penalties to enter final

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Filed on July 7, 2021 | Last updated on July 7, 2021 at 01.44 am
Italy's midfielder Federico Bernardeschi (left) scores from his penalty shot against Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon in the shootout. (AFP)

Italy will play the winners of the second semifinal between England and Denmark in Sunday's final


Jorginho converted the decisive spot kick as Italy beat Spain 4-2 on penalties after their Euro 2020 semifinal ended 1-1 after extra time on Tuesday, earning them a place in Sunday’s final against either England or Denmark.

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Spain missed two of their spot-kicks, including one by substitute Alvaro Morata, whose late equaliser had taken the game into extra time.

After a cagey first half Italy struck on the hour when a fast-paced break begun by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma ended with the ball falling for Federico Chiesa, who cut in from the left and curled in a superb finish.

Spain levelled 10 minutes from time when Morata, dropped from the starting team after a run of poor finishing displays, played a clever one-two with Dani Olmo to open up the Italian defence and calmly slot home to take his team into extra time for the third successive game.





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