'Hell on earth': Italy stun Euro 2020 after 'ice cold' moment

·Sports Reporter
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Jorginho (pictured left) scoring a penalty in the shoot-out and (pictured) right the Italians celebrating the win against Spain at Euro 2020.
Jorginho (pictured left) scored an 'ice cold' penalty in the shoot-out to send Italy though to the Euro 2020 final after defeatin g Spain. (Getty Images)

Italy have defeated Spain in a pulsating Euro 2020 semi-final clash after an 'ice cold' move from Jorginho sent the Azzurri through in penalties.

The match lived up to its billing with Spain putting on arguably their best passing performance of the tournament to peg the Italians back at Wembley.

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Spain dominated the Italian's with the Azzuri unable to press effectively in the first half, despite the score remaining 0-0.

At the beginning of the second, Italy looked to be mixing up their counter attacks against a rampaging Spanish outfit.

But, completely against the run of play, Frederico Chiesa scored a wonder 'snatch and grab' goal to send the Italians at Wembley into euphoria.

Unfortunately for Italy, Spain equalised through substitute Alvaro Morata.

Spain were piling on the pressure and justifiably found a reward when the much maligned Morata played a gorgeous one-two through the defence.

Federico Chiesa (pictured) scores during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Semi-final match between Italy and Spain at Wembley Stadium.
Federico Chiesa (pictured) scores during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Semi-final match between Italy and Spain at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga - Pool/Getty Images)

With the keeper to beat, and Spain fans holding their collective breath, Morata slotted the ball past Donnarumma to send the game into extra-time.

The game ebbed and flowed in extra-time before the inevitable occurred: a penalty shootout.

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Spain and Italy both missed their first attempts, before Morata went from hero to zero as a tame effort was saved from Donnarumma.

And in a moment described as 'ice cold' Chelsea midfielder Jorginho stepped up, stuttered, hopped and sent Simon the wrong way to send Wembley into raptures.

Fans couldn't get over just how 'intense' the penalty shootout atmosphere was during the semi-final.

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Italy will now face the winner of England and Denmark in the Euro 2020 final.

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