Jorginho’s penalty helped the Italian team not be defeated in the past 33 games.
Jorginho converted a decisive penalty as Italy ended the 2020 European Cup semi-finals 1-1 after overtime on Tuesday, beating Spain 4-2 in a penalty shootout, allowing them to face England or Denmark on Sunday Won a place in the finals.
Spain missed their two penalties, including one from substitute Alvaro Morata, whose late equalizer dragged the game into overtime.
After a discreet game in the first half, Italy passed the ball to Federico Chiesa at the end of the fast-paced breakthrough started by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who cut in from the left and finished A wonderful game.
After 10 minutes, Spain equalized, Morata fell from the starting lineup after a series of terrible finishing performances, played a smart duo with Danny Olmo, opened the Italian defense, and calmly returned. Home, let his team go into overtime. The third consecutive game.
However, Italy was not always in the lead in this game, and Spain performed better in the epic long-term game before Chiesa scored in a game watched by nearly 58,000 people.
For Spain, failing to find a winner means that the team that defeated Switzerland in the quarter-finals was punished again.
They also defeated Italy in the 2008 European Cup penalty shootout, but this time Danny Olmo and Morata’s mistakes made Spain give up their first kick in the penalty shootout by Manuel Locatelli. Advantages gained when losing.
In the end, the Italians celebrated with their large number of supporters in the UK, and the team that was rejuvenated under the leadership of Roberto Mancini continues to dream of winning the first European Championship since 1968 .
Nine years have passed since Spain defeated Italy 4-0 in the 2012 Europa League final in Kiev and won a major tournament for the third time in a row. This is the fourth consecutive time these strong teams have met at the European Championship.
Now 33 games are unbeaten, Italy will enter the final, facing England or Denmark, they will meet in the second semi-final on Wednesday.
10 – Italy has now reached their 10th major event final (World Cup/Euro) – only Germany (14) has participated in more European national finals than Italy (including the 2020 European Cup). pedigree. #EURO2020 #ITA pic.twitter.com/DlMASt57Cf
-OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 6, 2021