Italy through to Euro 2020 final after beating Spain on penalties

Italy are through to the Euro 2020 final after beating Spain 4 – 2 on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
Jorginho scored the crucial spot kick, as the Italy players celebrated wildly on the pitch.

The semi-final was a close-run affair, with Spain dominating a bright and entertaining first half.

Image: Federico Chiesa celebrates scoring for Italy
But it was the Italians who scored first – 15 minutes into the second half.
Federico Chiesa picked up the ball just outside the area before cutting inside and firing with pinpoint accuracy into the far corner of the Spanish net.

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Image: Alvaro Morata after scoring for Spain
Twenty minutes later, Álvaro Morata took a well-deserved Spanish equaliser.

The Juventus striker ran towards the Italian goal down the middle of the pitch, played a one-two with Dani Olmo, and calmly slotted home.

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It was still 1-1 at 90 minutes and went into extra time, and even the additional 30 minutes could not separate the two teams.
Earlier tonight, Gareth Southgate said the pressure on England to reach their first European Championship final was a big “motivator” for his team.
The Three Lions face Denmark in the second semi-final on Wednesday, with the final taking place on Sunday at Wembley.

Source : Sky News