Jorginho’s throw marks Italy’s progress that has not been beaten in its last 33 games.
Jorginho turned the decisive play to the point when Italy beat Spain 4-2 on penalties after the Euro 2020 semi-final ended 1-1 after overtime on Tuesday, securing a place in Sunday’s final against England or Denmark.
Spain missed two of their punctual shots, including one from substitute Alvaro Morata, whose equalizer had brought the game into extra time.
After an encouraging first half, Italy scored on the hour when a hectic break started by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma ended with the ball falling in favor of Federico Chiesa, who dodged the left and rolled with a magnificent finish.
Spain equalized ten minutes from time, when Morata, who fell from the starting line-up after a series of poor finishing displays, played a clever one-two with Dani Olmo to open the Italian defense and go home quietly to take your team to the third consecutive game overtime.
However, Italy were not always at the forefront of this match, as Spain were the best team for long seasons in an epic competition before Chiesa’s goal in a match watched by almost 58,000 attendees.
For Spain, not finding a winner again meant penalties for a team that beat Switzerland in a shootout in the quarterfinals.
They had also defeated Italy on penalties in Euro 2008, but this time Dani Olmo was missing and then Morata saw Spain relinquish the advantage they had been given when Manuel Locatelli failed with the first shot.
The Italians celebrated at the end with a large contingent of fans based in the UK, and a team that has been rejuvenated with Roberto Mancini continues to dream of winning a first European Championship title since 1968.
It has been nine years since Spain beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev to win a third major tournament in a row, and this was the fourth consecutive European Championship in which they had met. central.
Now unbeaten in 33 games, Italy advance to the final to face England or Denmark, who will meet on Wednesday in the second semi-final.
10 – Italy has reached its 10th final of the most important tournament (World Cup / Euros); only Germany (14) has participated in more major tournament finals between European nations than Italy (including Euro 2020). Pedigree. # EURO2020 #ITA pic.twitter.com/DlMASt57Cf
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