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Italy 1-1 Spain (4-2 penalties) summary: score, goals, highlights, Euro 2020

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Semi Final - Italy v Spain - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - July 6, 2021 Italy's Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini react during the penalty shoot-out Pool via REUTERS/Carl Recine

Italy 1-1 Spain (4-2 penalties): as it happened

The Spain players are now applauding their fans.

Italy will play England or Denmark in the final after winning 4-2 on penalties at Wembley.

Cool as you like from Jorginho with the most pressurised penalty of the night. Spain absolutely devastated.

Italy are through to the final

Jorginho scores! Italy win

Donnarumma saves..

Morata misses his penalty!

Super strike!

Bernardeschi scores! 3-2

Cool as you like from Thiago...

Thiago converts! 2-2

Bonucci scores for Italy! 2-1


Gerard Moreno scores!

Belotti scores the first penalty. 1-0

Belotti scores!

Locatelli misses! 

Olmo blasts over the bar!

Brilliant save by Unai Simón!

Spain find themselves in another penalty shootout!

Italy and Spain goes to penalties!

Spain have missed Busquets since he departed.

Thiago overhits another pass

There are 60 seconds left...


Bonucci picks up a yellow for a high boot on Morata, his Juve team-mate.


The clock is running down...


Belotti strays offside for Italy...


It's remains 1-1 as Donnarumma catches a looping cross into his arms.


Spain are in full control but no clearcut chances yet in extra-time.


Free-kick to Spain. Belotti catches Alba. It looked soft.

Both sides have made six changes each and have therefore used all their subs.

The Italian fans go mental but he's well offside!

Berardi scores but he's offside!

Pau comes in to partner Laporte at centre-back for Spain.

Spain change:

OFF Eric García

ON Pau Torres


Eric García is down with cramp.


Italy change:

OFF Chiesa

ON Bernardeschi

We'll have penalties in 15 minutes if these sides fail to find a winner!


15 minutes to go!

We're back underway for the second half of extra-time!


OFF Busquets

ON Thiago

Spain have continued dominating. They are dictating the play in extra-time. Italy will be happy to see penalties.

Half-time in extra-time: Italy 1-1 Spain


Olmo slides one in for Morata but it goes behind for a goalkick.


Donnarumma punches away Moreno's inswinging cross. Good goalkeeping.


Spain slow it down again and pass it around at the back.

Pinball in the box! Chiellini celebrates the fact that the ball doesn't end up in the goal  after a huge mix-up. 

Toloi takes down Olmo and gets a deserved yellow!


Pedri has been sensational once again for Spain, playing with a maturity beyond his years. 


Extra-time has been quiet so far. Who can be braver? This is when teams tend to slow down, when they are afraid of making mistakes and naturally tiring. 

Two players are down hurt. Alba and Berardi have collided but should be ok.


Spain get an early free-kick. Belotti heads the cross away.

Spain get us underway in extra-time!

Morata's second half strike gives Spain a lifeline. The two sides have made nine changes between them.

It is really hard to pick a winner now!

This game has seen it all...

We have another 30 minutes at Wembley!

FT: Italy 1-1 Spain

Extra-time it is!

Corner for Spain. Italy clear!


There will be three minutes of added-on time...


It's been wonderful tonight and we may have another 30 minutes...


Nervy times for both teams but neither of them have slowed down.

Alba gives it to Morata, he heads for the byline but overruns it. 


Pedri is down. Jorginho takes him out. Free-kick for Spain.


Spain change

OFF Azpilicueta

ON Marcos Llorente


Italy changes

ON Locatelli & Belotti

OFF Barella & Insigne



Moreno leans back and strikes from 20 yards but it goes over.


Spain are creating more chances now!

Italy are on the ropes...

Italy 1-1 Spain


It's a fine finish by the substitute. Spain go wild! They deserved that.

Spain equalise through Morata!




As things stand, Italy are in the final.


Spain have been very patient for 80 minutes. It is now time to lift it as they find themselves 1-0 down with just over 10 minutes to play. 

Bonucci blocks Morata's cross - Spain corner - Italy clear the poor delivery from Olmo.


Spain have had their chances but the clock is ticking down and with only 15 minutes remaining they need to convert their next chance.


Unai Simón flies out off his line and the whole of Spain takes a deep breath as he finally picks a pass...


Italy substitutions

ON Pessina & Toloi

OFF Verratti & Emerson

Italy are getting ready to make a couple of changes.

Spain changes:

OFF Oyarzabal & Koke

ON Gerard Moreno & Rodri


The pace has really lifted now. Italy remain a threat on the break, while Spain look for an equaliser. Luis Enrique will surely make a couple more changes. 



Nice little reverse ball sees Berardi through on goal down the right channel. Unai Simón stands tall to keep it at 1-0.



Olmo shoots wide! Spain are persisting but still lacking the end product. Olmo skews his effort wide. 


What a chance for Oyarzabal!

Six yards out, with just the keeper to beat, Oyarzabal completely misses the cross when it is quite possibly easier to apply the finish.


Spain will continue to dominate with 25 plus minutes to go but they now have to find the clinical touch.


Spain change:

OFF Ferran Torres

ON Álvaro Morata

It's a devastating counter attack by Italy to give themselves the lead against the run of play.


Chiesa curls an effort into the far corner to put Italy 1-0 up!

There he is...







The Real Sociedad skipper strikes well but it's an easy one for Donnarumma.

Italy have missed Spinazzola down the left wing tonight.

Nervy moments for both sets of fans...


Spain are dominating possession from the get-go here. Luis Enrique's team are slowly making their way deep into Italy's half. Di Lorenzo lets the ball run out. Italy now defending even deeper. 



The Juventus man makes Unai Simón get down low to save his effort. 


What a chance for Busquets!

Oyarzabal picks him out 20 yards from goal. Busquets strikes well but curls it just over. 


Busquets gets a yellow for a challenge on Immobile. Pretty harsh decision that. 


Di Lorenzo clears Olmo's right wing cross before Ferran Torres buries it at the back post. Spain's corner is cleared by Donnarumma. 0-0


Insigne whips a corner into the 6-yard box. Spain defend it well.

A reminder of the teams...

Italy are playing from left to right. Neither side has made any changes at half-time. 


Italy have us underway!

The players are making their way out for the second half!

Spain have been the better side and should really be ahead. Italy's only shot of the half was Emerson's on the stroke of half-time. Spain haven't taken their chances but will be delighted with their dominance. A big second half awaits. 

HT: Italy 0-0 Spain


An excellent strike by Emerson! A great chance for Italy, their best of the half. 



Emerson goes over after being knocked by Koke. The Atlético man gets a warning. 

Spain do need someone to put the ball in the back of the net, however.


Barella takes out Busquets this time. The Italian players are not happy with that one. 


A super passage of play ends up in Oyarzabal ballooning it into the Italian fans behind the goal. A well worked move once again by Luis Enrique's men.


It's been fast paced so far...

Italy have won all five of their matches at Euro 2020, the only side of the remaining final four with a 100 per cent record to date. 

Immobile and Insigne know each other so well from their Pescara days together in Serie B.


Immobile finds Insigne in the box with a threaded ball. Nice work down the inside left channel but Azpilicueta covers the danger. 


Olmo tries one from distance. 25 yards out, he sends it high over the bar. 

Luis Enrique definitely the louder of these two so far.

Berardi has started warming up early for Italy. Surely he just fancies a stretch. 


Spain are totally dominating at Wembley but it remains 0-0. 

Spain could rue these missed chances!


Super stop by Donnarumma to keep Spain out!

That's the keeper's second stop of the game, he gets down to his right hand side to keep it at 0-0. Olmo should really do better. 


Italy go close to opening the scoring after Unai Simón decided to sprint off his line to defend a one on one with Emerson. Italy play it around the box with an open goal. Spain's defence manage to keep the Italians out as Unai Simón scampers back to goal. 

Italy have only beaten Spain twice in their past 14 meetings in all competitions (D7 L5), a 2-1 friendly win in 2011 and, most recently, a 2-0 victory at Euro 2016 in the last 16, with goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle.


Unai Simón runs off his line to collect Italy's resulting free-kick. 

Free-kick to Italy for a foul on Barella. Busquets pulls him down. 


Italy can't get out of their own half - Spain have continued with their possession game tonight. 

Passes completed

Spain - 141 passes

Italy - 31 passes



The former Valencia man strikes it low and hard. It goes wide of Donnarumma's right hand post.


Pedri slides it through to Oyarzabal, however, in steps Emerson to clear. Oyarzabal was in but just mistimed his run and touch.


Italy are happy to keep their shape here as Spain hold onto it. Italy can't get near the ball.


Spain continue to recycle possession, moving the ball around nicely with Pedri in midfield. La Roja are happy to keep the ball as they look to make their mark on the game. Still no clearcut chances.

Wembley is rocking tonight. Imagine what it will be like tomorrow night?


With no Morata up front, Spain are looking to flood the midfield. Bonucci and Chiellini have been left with nobody to mark so far with Olmo in the false 9.

Verratti plays Immobile through the middle, but again, Italy are flagged for offside. Mancini's men have started the brighter.


Lively start here in London. Barella's curling effort comes back off the post in the best chance of the opening five minutes. 


Barella clips the post but he's offside!


Italy have set up in their usual 4-3-3. Ferran Torres has started on the left for Spain with Olmo in a false 9.

Spain are playing in all white. Italy are in their traditional blue and navy.

Spain are playing from left to right as we watch it!

Spain get us underway!

Spain are underdogs tonight. Italy are favourites to advance to the final. We have a cracking 90+ minutes ahead.

Goosebumps after those anthems!

Now it's time for the football!

The Italian national anthem!

Time for the Spanish national anthem!


Wembley is set!

Photo: Reuters/Frank Augstein

We're just minutes away from the first semi-final of Euro 2020!

The players have made their way into the tunnel!

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During Spain’s disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, when the reigning world and European champions had headed to Brazil as one of the favourites for the title only to fall at the first hurdle, a British commentator offered a suggestion for the side’s woes ahead of the crucial second group game against Chile, hot on the heels of a 5-1 drubbing by the Netherlands in the opener: "There’s no passion," was the diagnosis. "They don’t even sing the anthem."

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The players have arrived at Wembley!

AS English predictions

Rob - Italy 2-1 Spain

Kieran - Italy 1-0 Spain

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Sergio Busquets sat down and talked to AS just days before Spain face Italy in the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley Stadium. The La Roja captain cuts a different figure to the player who was forced to abandon the Spain camp in early June following his positive covid 19 test.

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Why are Italy called 'Azzurri' and why do they play in blue?

Italy and Spain face off in the first Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday where Roberto Mancini's side will seek to reach a European Championship final for the first time since 2012, when the same opposition inflicted a 4-0 defeat on the Azzurri in the showpiece game at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev.

The blue shirts worn by Italy can be considered the most famous in international football, along with the yellow of Brazil, which gives the side its nickname Canarinho (Little Canary). Italy, known as the Azzurri, have won four World Cups and a European Championship adorned in blue and have rarely strayed from their traditional strip throughout their history.

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Sergio Ramos: "The Italians always have that added experience"

"We had it in our minds before the final, we knew we were a historic team. We experienced how difficult it was to win the European Championship, the World Cup and another European Championship, but we were very motivated to win and made it practically impossible for any team that wants to match the record," Ramos said in an interview with UEFA. "What we did will be very difficult to surpass."

Nine years on, Ramos remembers the final and the preparation with Vicente del Bosque on Spain's opponents. "Vicente put a lot of emphasis on the opposition in general, not on any specific player because it was a great Italy with Pirlo, Cassano, a young Balotelli in splendid form," he recalled.

Italy XI vs Spain

Donnarumma - Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson - Barella, Jorginho, Verratti - Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne.

Spain XI confirmed

Unai Simón - Azpilicueta, Eric García, Laporte, Alba - Busquets, Koke, Pedri - Ferran Torres, Oyarzabal, Dani Olmo.

Luis Enrique has decided to leave Álvaro Morata on the bench.

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Euro 2020 semi-finals: bracket, schedules, games and when they are played

With the quarter final matches done and dusted, Euro 2020 has come down to the last four, as Spain, Italy, Denmark and England all vie for the coveted title.

Spain did not make things easy for themselves against Switzerland and after the game finished 1-1 after extra time, La Roja had goalkeeper Unai Simon to thank for his penalty-shootout heroics, which ensured their place in the semi-finals.

Italy had looked to have met their match in Belgium but were superior in the 2-1 win, with goals coming from Nicolo Barella and a wonder strike from Lorenz Isigne. The Italians are now undefeated in 32 games and will take some beating. For many, they are now the favourites to lift the trophy.

Denmark looked to be out of the tournament after losing their first two games, but now find themselves in their first semi-final since the year they won the title in 1992, after a 2-1 win over Czech Republic, who kept the Danes on their toes until the end.

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Mancini: Italy need a 'great performance' to beat Spain

Italy boss Roberto Mancini spoke in yesterday's press conference about the clash with Spain.

"It won't be easy. We need to put in a great performance. Spain are a top team, we are in the semi-finals, so it won't be easy.

"It will be a tough game, Spain are different from Belgium, but we will still face many difficulties.

"We suffered against Austria because of their aggressiveness and because it was the first game in the knockout stage.

"Spain have been extraordinary over the last few years, they have many young players and an excellent coach.

"Luis Enrique won the Champions League with Barcelona, but not only that. His Roma side played good football."

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Goals by David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata earned then-world champions Spain a memorable 4-0 win in the trophy decider in Kiev, as La Roja bookended a period of unprecedented domination by claiming a second straight European title.

Spain became the first team to win the European Championship twice in a row, and their Euro 2008-World Cup 2010-Euro 2012 treble makes them the only side to have ever been victorious in three straight major international tournaments.

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Key facts

– Italy have only beaten Spain twice in their past 14 meetings in all competitions (D7 L5), a 2-1 friendly win in 2011 and, most recently, a 2-0 victory at Euro 2016 in the last 16, with goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle.

– The Azzurri have reached their 12th semi-final at a major tournament (EUROs/World Cup), with only Germany (20) appearing at the final four stage more often among all European sides. They have progressed from nine of the previous 11 semi-final ties, including each of the past four – most recently in this competition in 2012 when they eventually lost in the final to Spain (4-0). (Opta)


Semi-final clash between old rivals

Spain eliminated Italy in 2008 and beat them in the final in 2012 but were toppled by the Azzurri four years later and now face a rejuvenated Roberto Mancini outfit.

"This Italy side isn't, perhaps, like the ones of years gone by – one that would sit back and wait to see what happened," Spain coach Luis Enrique said.

"This is an Italy side with great players who aim to have a lot of possession. This will be the first battle in the game: who dominates possession?

"I don't think both of us can dominate, so it'll be interesting to see who wins this tussle.

"Apart from having top players, Italy are a real team. They attack and defend as a unit, which is really similar to what we do.

"They also employ a high press, which it would be hard to imagine an Italian side from the past doing.

"Now they're strong in several ways of playing, meaning that the game will be really interesting. Both teams will have their moments."

Wembley waits...

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Italy and Spain are preparing to face one another for the 10th time at a major tournament, but Luis Enrique believes this is an Azzurri side like never before.

The two old rivals have been paired again in the semi-finals at Euro 2020, making this the most common fixture at the European Championship and World Cup combined.

This will be the seventh Euros clash, with the sides meeting at least once in four consecutive championships.

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Two of the favourites to win the European Championship, Spain and Italy, will clash on Tuesday at Wembley for a place in the tournament’s final.

Roberto Mancini’s men, who dismantled Belgium in the quarter-finals, will try to get revenge for the 2012 final, where Spain beat the Italians 4-0.

The Azzurri stretched their record-breaking unbeaten run to 32 games and became the first nation to win 15 consecutive matches in European competition, including tournaments and qualifiers.

Italy have won their last 13 games and their last defeat was back in September 2018 against Portugal. 

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Hello and welcome to AS English's live coverage of this Euro 2020 semi-final as Italy and Spain meet for a place in the final on Sunday. Kick-off is at 21:00 CEST.


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