EURO 2020: Spain and Italy into the Semis

Spain and Italy book their place in the semifinals after defeats of Switzerland and Belgium respectively.

Spain scored first in their game against Switzerland by a deflected shot into the net. It was an own goal scored in the 8th minute. Denis Zakaria was the culprit. Spain had chances to have gone further ahead but the Switzs defended well. After much pressure in the second half Switzerland equalized through Xherdan Shaqiri in the 68th minute. The goal was aided by a Spanish defensive error. However Spain scaled through with a 3-1 win in the penalty shootout.

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Belgium, the topped ranked team fell short again as they lost 1-2 to Italy. Belgium wasted chances but the Italians were cinical. All goals were scored in the first half, Italy got their goals in the 31st and 44th minutes through Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne respectively. But Belgium pulled one back before half time through a well taking penalty by Romelu Lukaku.

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Spain and Italy will face each other in the semifinal at Wembley on july 6th.

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