Spot-on Italy sink Spain in shootout to book place in Euro 2020 final after high-class heavyweight showdown at Wembley

Italy prevailed in a penalty shootout to progress to the final of Euro 2020 as they beat Spain at Wembley in a free-flowing encounter which had ended 1-1 after extra time.

A goal on 60 minutes from Federico Chiesa had looked like giving Italy a brilliant smash-and-grab win against pass masters Spain, but substitute Alvaro Morata emerged to equalize with 10 minutes of normal time to send a pulsating game at Wembley into extra time.

Neither team made the breakthrough meaning a berth in Sunday’s showpiece would be decided by penalties.

Both teams missed their first spots kicks as Manuel Locatelli’s effort was saved by Unai Simon and Dani Olmo blazed his effort over the bar.

Andrea Belotti, Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi all then scored for Italy, as did Gerard Moreno and Thiago Alcantara for Spain, but Morata then saw his tame effort saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma. 

The stage was set for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho to step up, and he calmly tucked his penalty home to hand Italy a 4-2 shootout win and send them into the final.


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