Strain… what stress?
Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini was in his ingredient as his facet’s sport with Spain within the Euro 2020 semi-final went right down to penalties.
An exhilarating encounter at Wembley completed 1-1 and it was all right down to spot-kicks for a spot within the remaining.
Chiellini was calmness and confidence personified as he exchanged pleasantries along with his reverse quantity Jordi Alba on the coin toss.
The veteran central defender was laughing and joking with the Spaniard, even playfully punching him within the face whereas they had been figuring out which finish the penalties can be taken from.
Chiellini then acquired the Barcelona defender into a giant hug earlier than they went again to their respective groups, however Alba was on no account amused.
That calmness could have exuded all through the crew as they went on to win the shootout 4-2 to guide their place in Sunday’s remaining.
The shootout began with substitute Manuel Locatelli’s penalty being saved by Simon, earlier than Olmo wasted his probability to provide Spain an early lead by firing effectively off track.
Andrea Belotti, Gerard Moreno, Leonardo Bonucci, Thiago Alcantara and Federico Bernardeschi scored their spot-kicks earlier than Donnarumma acquired right down to his left to disclaim Morata.
Jorginho stepped up and coolly rolled house the profitable spot-kick, with the 4-2 shootout win sending Italy by to Sunday’s remaining in opposition to England or Denmark.
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