Italy are via to the Euro 2020 ultimate after beating Spain 4 – 2 in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley.
Each groups missed their first spot kicks, with the Spaniards’ second miss from Alvaro Morata which means Italy knew the following kick may ship them via.
Chelsea’s Jorginho confidently rolled in, sending the Italian gamers and followers into ecstasy.
Common time noticed Spain dominate a vivid and entertaining first 45 minutes, however it was the Italians who broke the impasse – quarter-hour into the second half.
Federico Chiesa picked up the ball simply exterior the realm earlier than chopping inside and firing with pinpoint accuracy into the nook of the web.
Twenty minutes later, Morata took a well-deserved Spanish equaliser.
The Juventus striker ran down the center, performed a one-two with Dani Olmo, and calmly slotted house.
With a 1-1 stalemate at 90 minutes, additional time beckoned however the groups nonetheless could not be separated.
England now know their opponents ought to they beat Denmark on Wednesday.
Gareth Southgate earlier stated the stress to achieve their first European Championship ultimate was a giant “motivator” for his crew.
“We’re enjoying a extremely good opponent, we knew that earlier than the autumn, and much more so after the video games within the autumn. It will be a extremely tight sport, an thrilling sport for everyone,” stated the England supervisor.
Some 60,000 followers are anticipated for the sport, with the house benefit making it a golden alternative for the Three Lions to set a up a dream ultimate on Sunday.