The Italian national football team advanced to the finals of the European Championship after beating Spain tonight in London after a better penalty shootout with 4: 2, while after regular work and overtime it was 1: 1. Italy took the lead with a goal by Federico Chiesa in the 60th minute, and twenty minutes later the goal for Spain was scored by Alvaro Morata. The match ended in a draw 1: 1, and since there was no change in the results even after overtime, penalties were taken.

In the first series, Manuel Locatelli’s shot was saved by Spanish goalkeeper Simon, while Olmo shot over the goal.

Italy’s advantage was brought by Andrea Belotti, and Gerard Moreno then equalized. Bonucci and Thiago Alcantara were accurate in the third series, Federico Bernardeschi was accurate in the fourth, while Donaruma defended Morati’s shot.

The goal for the placement in the finals of the European Championship was scored by Giorgino in the fifth penalty series.

In the first half, there were not many opportunities on both sides, Italy hit the post through Nikola Barela in the third minute, but then the offside midfielder was awarded.

Spain threatened with a shot by Ferran Torres in the 15th minute from twenty meters, but his shot was inaccurate and he went next to the goal.

Dani Olmo took advantage of the bad reaction of the Italian defense in the 25th minute, he came to the ball in the penalty area, and his shot was defended by the goalkeeper Unaj Simon.

Italy had the best opportunity in the first part of the match in the 45th minute, when after a great dog game with Lorenzo Insigne, Emerson hit the crossbar from close range.

In the continuation of the match, Spain was the first to score, Sergio Buskec shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 52nd minute, and his shot went over the goal.

Spain continued with the attacks, from which there was no serious chance, and in the 60th minute, Italy took the lead from the counter, after Federico Chiesa sent a precise shot in the penalty area.

Five minutes later, Mikel Ojarsabal had a chance to equalize, but he failed to catch the ball with his head on Koke’s cross.

Italy could have reached the second goal after Chieza’s assist for Domenico Berardi in the 68th minute, but Berardi’s shot was saved by Simon.

In the 80th minute, after Olmo’s assist, Alvaro Morata came out in front of the Italian goalkeeper Gianluidi Donaruma and took Spain to extra time with a precise shot.

In the first overtime, Olmo had the best chance to score (98th minute), whose shot from a free kick was defended by Donarum, and in the continuation of the action, the ball ended up in the goal out.

The goal scored by Berardi in the 110th minute was annulled due to the offside position, and there was no greater excitement in the continuation of the overtime, so the winner was decided after the penalty shootout.

Italy won the only European title in 1968.

England and Denmark will play in the second semifinal tomorrow, from 21.00 at Wembley.

The final is scheduled for Sunday, July 11, also at Wembley.

By Editor

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