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 completed the wonderful game.
The Spanish team equalized after 10 minutes when Morata withdrew from the starting lineup after a series of terrible finishing performances, played a smart duo with Danny Olmo, opened the Italian defense, and went home calmly. Let his team enter overtime for the third consecutive game.
However, Italy is not always in the lead in this game. Before Chiesa scored in a game watched by nearly 58,000 people, Spain was the better side in the epic long game.
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-foot loss in the penalty shootout by Manuel Locatelli. Time.
Finally, the Italians celebrated with their large number of supporters in the UK, and the rejuvenated team under Roberto Mancini continued 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 also the fourth consecutive European Championship for these strong teams.
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