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Italy Persists And Emerges Victorious in Penalty Shootout Against Spain

During prestigious soccer competitions, few moments match the intensity of a semi-final clash. On a Tuesday evening in London, Italy and Spain engaged in a riveting encounter. The first half passed without either team managing to find the back of the net. Yet, Italy demonstrated resilience and seized the opportunity in the 60th minute, courtesy of Federico Chiesa’s goal, propelling them to a 1-0 lead. The prospect of a return to Wembley for the final appeared promising for Italy. However, Spain’s Alvaro Morata leveled the score 20 minutes later, casting doubts on Italy’s victory prospects.

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With the score tied at 1-1, Spain gained momentum and created a scoring opportunity soon after, but Italy remained composed. This composure was evident again as the match headed to penalties following a 120-minute stalemate. Despite a missed initial shot, Italy converted their next four attempts flawlessly while Spain faltered twice, with Morata’s penalty being saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma. The decisive penalty by Jorginho sealed Italy’s place in the final on Sunday, where they will meet either England or Denmark.

 

 

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