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Morata hero to zero as Italy beat Spain to reach final

Match report as Alvaro Morata goes from rescuing Spain with his equaliser in normal time, cancelling out Federico Chiesa’s opener, to missing a vital spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out and seeing Jorginho send Italy into the final.

Italy will play England or Denmark at Wembley on Sunday.

Jorginho scored the winning spot-kick after Alvaro Morata’s penalty was saved in Italy’s shoot-out win over Spain, which sends them into Sunday’s Euro 2020 final.

Spain striker Morata – who has been criticised throughout the tournament – had tasted redemption when he stepped off the bench to strike his side’s equaliser in normal time, after Federico Chiesa had scored on the break for Italy.

However, he never looked confident from 12 yards and when his tame effort was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, his former Chelsea team-mate Jorginho coolly rolled in his clinching kick.

 

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