Euro 2020: Daily Results (July 6) – Italy Break Spanish Hearts to Become Tournament’s First Finalist

  • Euro 2020 daily round-up.
  • Semi-finals get underway.
  • Hero to zero for striker Alvaro Morata after cruel penalty miss.

As this summer’s delayed Euros 2020 reaches its climax, Tuesday night saw soccer fans learn which country will make up one-half of the tournament’s illustrious final.

The first semi-final saw a heavyweight clash take place at Wembley Stadium between Spain and Roberto Mancini’s Italy.

Coming into the game, the bookmakers struggled to separate the sides and as it turned out – they were right to expect the draw.

Despite taking the lead in the second half, thanks to a stunning Federico Chiesa strike, the game ended 1-1 after 90-minutes following a late equalizer from Spanish striker Alvaro Morata.

With both sides unable to break the deadlock in extra time, the game was forced to a nerve-wracking penalty shootout.

After successfully converting four spot-kicks, opposed to just two from Spain – Italy will now await to learn their final opponents when England kick-off against Denmark on Wednesday afternoon.

From Hero to Zero for Morata

Despite being a fully-fledged, senior international, Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata has proved that the occasion can get to anyone.

Despite stealing the game’s headlines with a very late equalizer, the Spanish striker cruelling became the player to miss his country’s most important spot-kick.

The striker, who frequently comes under criticism from fans, must have thought Tuesday’s game would be a turning point in his career.

However, in such a cruel turn of events, his devastating spot-kick saw him virtually reduced to tears with his compatriots left with no choice but to console the distraught striker.

What Are The Bookmakers Saying?

Following Tuesday’s first semi-final, which will now see Italy face the winner of England vs. Denmark, here is how the bookmakers are pricing the outright winner markets.

Outright Winner MarketsOdds

Semi Final: Italy vs. Spain

Location: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Kick-off: 16:00 ET
Score: 1-1 (4-2 after penalties)
Scorers: Federico Chiesa 60′, Alvaro Morata 80′

Next Set of Fixtures (July 7)

Semi Final: England vs. Denmark
Location: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Kick-off: 16:00 ET

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