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Saturday, July 3, 2021

Spain wins on penalties, Italy ease win over Lukaku Belgium at Euro2020

Spain beats Switzerland, wins on penalties, reaches Euro 2020 semifinals.




 ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) —  Mikel Oyarzabal converted the decisive spot kick Friday to give Spain a place in the European Championship semifinals following a 3-1 penalty shootout victory over Switzerland, 

Luis Enrique stood alone and simply pumped his fists. 


Amid the tension and rising pressure inside Saint Petersburg Stadium, the Spain coach might have been the calmest person around.


 Switzerland’s energy-sapped players hung on for a 1-1 draw through extra time, For a team that had come into the match as the favorite and had taken an eighth-minute lead, only to see that wiped out by a defensive mistake.

 Luis Enrique said, revealing what he’d told his team ahead of the 3-1 shootout victory over Switzerland in the quarterfinals on Friday.


A Bad Luck happens to SWISS,  When Remo Freuler was shown a straight red card in the 78th for a studs-up challenge on Spain substitute Gerard Moreno...


Spain will face Italy in EURO2020 SemiFinals, match fixtures..


 Spain will play Italy in the semifinals on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium in London. The team is two wins away from emulating the country’s golden generation, which captured European titles in 2008 and 2012.



Euro 2020: Full match fixtures, schedule dates, Latest Results.



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Barella and Insigne scored a goal, Italy a 2-1 win over Belgium reached Euro2020 Semifinals.



 Nicolò Barella and Lorenzo Insigne scored a goal each while Leonardo Spinazzola make a key second-half block to give Italy a 2-1 win over Belgium and a spot in the European Championship semifinals.


 Romelu Lukaku, Belgium got the penalty when Giovanni Di Lorenzo pushed Jeremy Doku shortly before halftime. Lukaku then made it 2-1 by sending his shot down the middle..


 It was only the second goal Italy has conceded at the tournament. 


Kevin De Bruyne started the match for Belgium after recovering from a left ankle injury, but Eden Hazard remained out with his leg injury.


Italy will meet Spain in EURO2020 SemiFinals, match fixtures..


 Italy will next play Spain in the semifinals on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium in London. The Spanish defeated Switzerland on penalties in St. Petersburg.


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