Highlights And Full Match HD: Italy vs Spain
Tournament: Euro 2020
Date : 06-July-2021
Italy vs Spain Highlights
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Donnarumma spot-kick hero as Azzurri reach final |
Gianluigi Donnarumma was the hero for Italy in a tense penalty shoot out after a late Álvaro Morata equaliser cancelled out Federico Chiesa’s opener. The PSG-bound goalkeeper saved two out of four penalties to send his side into yet another European Championship final.
Spain started on the front foot but could not make their dominance count as they missed a hatful of chances. Mikel Oyarzabal was guilty of a poor touch after being picked out in acres of space in the box, whilst Dani Olmo forced Donnarumma into a sharp save down to his right before slamming a second effort over the bar. Italy were kept at bay but Roberto Mancini’s side carried plenty of counter-attacking threat despite only creating one real opening the first 45 minutes when Emerson Palmieri hit the bar from a tight angle in the closing moments.
The game was more open after the break, with Chiesa finally testing Spain’s Unai Simón with a low drive. That chance came either side of two efforts for Spain as Sergio Busquets curled over from outside the box and Oyarzabal fired straight at Donnarumma. Italy then took the lead on the hour mark through a sensational counter-attack that was all started by Donnarumma quickly bowling the ball out after claiming a cross. The ‘Azzurri’ flew forward, and possession soon fell to Chiesa, who curled home a superb effort from just inside the box.
Oyarzabal had a golden opportunity to equalise minutes later, somehow failing to connect with Koke’s pin-point cross, whilst Olmo fired past the post from 18-yards. As Spain committed more men forward, they left themselves open at the back allowing substitute Domenico Berardi to have two efforts on goal. The Italians were made to pay for the missed opportunities as substitute Morata equalised in the 80th minute when running onto Olmo’s clever pass before slotting into the bottom corner.
With neither team able to grab a second, extra-time was required to find a winner. Olmo almost put Spain ahead with a disguised free-kick whilst Berardi had a goal ruled out for offside. Penalties were eventually required to decide who reached Sunday’s final, and after two superb saves by Donnarumma, a trademark spot-kick from Jorginho secured another appearance at Wembley this weekend.