In a thrilling semi-final encounter between Italy and Spain, Italy emerged victorious in the penalty shootouts. Italy has qualified into the Final for the fourth time. Previously, they played the final back in 2012. Italy will look to win the Euro 2020 and break their Euro Title drought of over 50 years. Spain is eliminated out of the tournament.
In the first half of the semi-final, both the teams were goalless. Italy opened their account in the 60th minute of the match as F. Chiesa scored the first goal of the match. Spain retaliated in the 80th minute of the match as A. Morata scored a brilliant goal. The match went on to Extra Time and then penalty shootouts as no team scored aftermath. Italy won the penalty shoots by a score of 4-2.
Italy is through into the finals at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday night. All eyes will be on the second semifinal between England and Denmark as the winner will face Italy in the Final.
Italy’s Road to Final:
Italy is unbeaten in the tournament. They won all their group stage matches with a big margin.
- Group Stage:
Vs Turkey (Won by 3-0), Rome
Vs Switzerland (Won by 3-0), Rome
Vs Wales (Won by 1-0), Rome
- Round of 16:
Vs Austria (Won by 2-1), London
Vs Belgium (Won by 2-1), Munich
Vs Spain (Won by 4-2 P/S), London
Italy vs England Prediction:
- England and Italy have faced in 27 previous meetings. Italy has won 11 times whereas England has 8 times. Other matches have ended in Draw.
- Italy has never lost to England in major finals. Italy have defeated England in their last meeting at Euro Cup in 2014
Italy vs Denmark Prediction:
- Italy and Denmark have played 16 matches against each other where Italy has dominated Denmark and won 12 of them.
- Italy has never lost to Denmark in major league matches. The last meeting between the two sides at Euro ended in a Goalless Draw.