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Italy 1-1 Spain (4-2 pen) Highlights

Italy 1-1 Spain (4-2 pen) highlights

Full-time: Italy 1-1 Spain (4-2 pen) highlights

Italy became the first side to book their spot in the final of Euro 2020 as they beat Spain in a penalty shootout at Wembley on Tuesday night.

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Jorginho slotted home the winning spot-kick after Alvaro Morata had seen his penalty saved to set up a final clash with either Denmark or England back at Wembley on Sunday.

Earlier, Morata had looked set to be the hero as he came off the bench to equalise after Federico Chiesa’s magnificent curling strike had given Italy the lead midway through the second-half in what was an enthralling encounter.

The result puts Italy on the brink of crowning a remarkable turnaround under Roberto Mancini with a first European Championship since their sole triumph to date in 1968.

Italy 1-1 Spain (4-2 pen) highlights

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Before match

Italy and Spain go head to head in a huge Euro 2020 semi-final showdown at Wembley tonight.

The Azzurri look in fearsome form, making in 15 wins in a row and 32 games unbeaten by dispatching the world’s top-ranked team Belgium in Munich in the last eight.

Spain appeared to have found their own scoring touch but were back to their profligate best as they scraped past 10-man Switzerland on penalties in Saint Petersburg.

It’s to the home of football this evening as they face off for a place in Sunday’s final.

Italy vs Spain XI

Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne

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Spain XI: Unai Simón; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Eric García, Jordi Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Dani Olmo, Ferrán Torres, Oyarzabal

Italy vs Spain team news

Italy will be without Leonardo Spinazzola after the Roma full-back – one of the best players at the tournament – was stretchered off against Belgium and subsequently underwent surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon. He will be sidelined for several months.

Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri will be expected to deputise for Spinazzola, as he did off the bench against Belgium.

Spain withdrew Pablo Sarabia at half-time of their win over Switzerland due to a muscle injury and he isn’t expected to be fit for tonight.

RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo should replace the Paris Saint-Germain attacker once more.

Predicted lineups

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Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne

Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Laporte, Jordi Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; Gerard Moreno, Morata, Dani Olmo

Italy vs Spain prediction

Spain were back to their toothless best against Switzerland, scrapping past them on penalties after missing a host of chances, and coming up against an inspired Yann Sommer.

Italy, on the other hand, were pushed all the way by Belgium but still looked a fearsome threat.

There’s only one winner in my eyes and the Azzurri should wrap it up in normal time, 3-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

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Italy wins: 9

Draws: 12

Spain wins: 12

Betting odds and tips

Italy to win: 2.51

Spain to win: 3.17

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