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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Italy beats Spain on penalties, reaches Euro 2020 final

Italy beats Spain on shootouts, reaches Euro 2020 final.

Italy beat Spain on penalties to reach the Euro 2020 final after an enthralling semi-final at a noisy Wembley.

 A dash of Italian panache completed a 4-2 penalty-shootout win over Spain at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, setting up a title match against either England or Denmark back at the same stadium on Sunday. 

The match finished 1-1 after extra time and provided Italy with its toughest test of the tournament, with Spain controlling possession for long periods. Federico Chiesa scored for Italy with a curling shot in the 60th minute but substitute Alvaro Morata equalized for Spain in the 80th.

 Now  Roberto Mancini side on the top side at the European Championship - who are unbeaten in 33 games - to the final in normal time with a delightful curled finish to cap off a quick counter.

Italian Football record: Stat of the Day.

 Roberto Mancini team that failed to even qualify for the 2018 World Cup and has now led them to the next major final.

 Riding a national record unbeaten run of 33 games, Italy will play in its fourth European final and look to win the title for a second time, after 1968_________Italian lost the 2000 and 2012 finals - but will hope to go one better this time at Wembley.

Italian (Azzurri) Football Team: Road to Euro 2021 Final.

Group stage:  Italy  3 - 0  Turkey

Group stage:  Italy  3  -  0  Switzerland

Group stage:  Italy  1  -  0  Wales 

Round of 16:  Italy  2  -  1 Austria

Quarter-Final:   Italy 2  -  1  Belgium

Semi-Final:   Italy  1 - 1 Spain (ITA wins on pen 4-2)

Jorginho decisive penalty scores, Italy historic 10th time in Major Finals, Best Match Stats..

1  -  Italy have now reached their 10th major tournament final, progressing to the final of the European Championship for the fourth time.
2  -  This was the 10th occasion both Spain and Italy have competed in a penalty shootout at a major tournament, more than any other European nations.

3  -  Italy v Spain (10) is now the most played fixture amongst European nations in major tournament history.

4  -  This was the ninth time Italy have gone to extra time at the Euros, more than any other team, while Spain equalled the record for extra time appearances at a single edition of the competition (three - level with Portugal in 2016).

5  --  Italy have scored 12 goals at Euro 2020, their joint-highest total at a major tournament. Spain have scored 13 goals at Euro 2020, their best goal return at a single edition of the Euros.

6  --  Italy became just the second side in European Championship history to have as many as five different players score two or more goals at a single edition of the competition (Chiesa, Pessina, Insigne, Immobile and Locatelli), after France in 2000.

7  -  Alvaro Morata has scored more goals at the European Championship than any other Spain player (six), overtaking Fernando Torres' five goals.

7  --  Federico Chiesa has scored twice in his past three games for Italy - he managed a solitary goal in his first 28 appearances for the Azzurri. 
8  -  Spain's Pedri became the first European player in major tournament history to start six matches at the age of 18 or below....

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