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Jul 7, 2021
Semi-final: Italy – Spain: 1-1 (4-2 tab) The fairy tale of Italy with the Euro continues. This Tuesday evening at Wembley, the “Squadra Azzura” confirmed its revival on the international scene. And qualified, at the end of the London night after an unbreathable penalty shootout (1-1 ap, 4-2 tab), against a Spanish formation also in full rebirth, for the final of the Euro. Unlikely three years ago when she failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. Logical at the beginning of summer in view of the flamboyance of its services during this Euro. Chiesa believed in it Flamboyance, however, there was not much in this semi-final. Because if Italy has been the most exciting team since the beginning of June, it suffered like never before, Tuesday evening. Queen of the middle, “La Roja” monopolized the ball, organized around the experienced Busquets and the (very) young Pedri, shining in a semi-final of the Euro, at 18 years old. The Italian press has spoken in vain about “Tikitalia” in recent days, in reference to the game of possession transalpine version advocated by Roberto Mancini since the start of this Euro, Spain reminded him that the “tiki taka” is theirs. . Spanish efficiency was lacking. Olmo, holder in point in place of Morata, was unsuccessful in the last gesture, twice. Like Oyarzabal (39 ‘, 65’). Italy was content to suffer. And pitted against. By Nicolo Barella, first, who did not know how to take advantage of a risky recovery from Simon (21 ‘). By Emerson, then, whose strike caressed the crossbar of Unai Simon (45 ‘). And especially by Federico Chiesa who, on a light coiled shot, believed to give the victory to his people on the hour mark (1-0, 60 ‘). Italy through a mouse hole It was without counting on Alvaro Morata, off the bench and who sent everyone into overtime on a goal full of cool twenty minutes later (1-1, 80 ‘). In overtime, Italy suffered. Again. But held on. And went through a mouse hole. That of the penalty shootout. Beaten in the semifinals, Spain won their Euro. The Euro of renewal and return to the fore for a nation that was released in the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup. It was especially dated for November 2022 and the World Cup in Qatar, with its new generation, that of Feran Torres and Pedri. For Italy, the future is Sunday, still at Wembley. An appointment is made with England or Denmark, to complete its reunion with the firmament of European football. Datasheet GOALS. Italy: Chiesa (60 ‘); Spain: Morata (80 ‘). Shoot to the net. Successful. Spain: Moreno, Alcantara. Italy: Belotti, Bonucci, Bernardeschi, Jorginho. Missed. Spain: Olmo, Morata. Italy: Locatelli. Warnings. Spain: Busquets (51 ‘); Italy: Toloi (96 ‘), Bonuci (118’). ITALY: Donnarumma – Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini (cap. ), Emerson (Toloi, 74 ‘) – Barella (Locatelli, 85’), Jorginho, Verratti (Pessina, 74 ‘) – Chiesa (Bernardeschi, 107’), Immobile (Berardi , 61 ‘), Badge (Belotti, 85’). Not entered into play: Meret, Sirigu (g) - Acerbi, Bastoni, Florenzi, Cristante, Castrovilli, Raspadori. Coach: Roberto Mancini. SPAIN: Simon – Azpilicueta (D. Llorente, 85 ‘), Garcia, Laporte, Alba – Koke (Rodri, 70’), Busquets (cap., Alcantara; 106 ‘), Pedri – F. Torres (Morata, 62’), Oyarzabal (Moreno, 70 ‘), Olmo. Not entered into play: De Gea, Sanchez, Torres, Ruiz, Traoré, Gaya, M. Llorente, Moreno. Coach: Luis Enrique.