Italy Beat Spain on Penalties To Make the Euro 2020 Final

Italy advanced to the EURO 2020 final on Tuesday after seeing off a battling Spain side. After a 1-1 draw after extra time, the Italians won the penalty shootout 4-2 and will once again play the top match of this tournament after nine years.

During the first half, Spain played better: they had more ball possession, more scoring chances and kept their opponents’ important men under control.

Dani Olmo almost put Spain ahead with an accurate shot, but Donnarumma saved. Emerson also came close, but his close-range shot hit the crossbar.

In the 60th minute, Federico Chiesa intercepted a ball cleared by the Spanish defence, controlled it, found his space and with an unstoppable shot scored the first goal of the match.

In the 80th minute, Olmo and Alvaro Morata made a spectacular combination in which the former gave a precise pass to the latter to score the equaliser.

In extra time, Berardi scored for Italy, but his goal was disallowed for offside.

In the penalty shoot-out, Donnarumma saved Morata’s penalty and Jorginho scored his own to send the Italian fans and players into euphoria.

Thus, the Italian team will be present at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The other semi-final between England and Denmark will take place on Wednesday, where the Azzurri’s opponents will be decided.