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 cautious game in the first half, the Italian team 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 line after a series of poor finishing performances, played a smart duo with Danny Olmo, opened the Italian defense, and calmly returned home. His team entered overtime for the third consecutive game.
However, Italy is not always leading in this game, and before Chiesa scored in a game watched by nearly 58,000 people, Spain was the better side in this 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 allowed Spain to give up their first kick 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 the leadership of 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 final of the 2012 Europa League in Kiev and won a major tournament for the third time in a row. This is also the fourth consecutive time these strong teams have met at the European Championship.
Now 33 games are undefeated, 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 championship final (World Cup/Euro)-only Germany (14) has participated in more major championship finals in European countries than Italy (including the 2020 European Cup). pedigree. #EURO2020 #ITA pic.twitter.com/DlMASt57Cf
-OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 6, 2022