Italy 1 (4) Spain 1 (2)
London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | In a night that proved more difficult than many expected, Italy still managed to qualify for the final. This came against a brilliant Spanish side that failed to make the most of several chances they created.
After failing to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Azzurri made giant steps to try and return to the European footballing elite.
Their stunning unbeaten run rolls on, but it was under threat for much of the game tonight. Spain suffer semi-final heartache in this competition for the first time and will be left ruing their clear cut opportunities during the 90 minutes.
Route to the final
Group A: Turkey 0-3 Italy (Rome)
Group A: Italy 3-0 Switzerland (Rome)
Group A: Italy 1-0 Wales (Rome)
Round of 16: Italy 2-1 Austria (aet) (London)
Quarter-finals: Belgium 1-2 Italy (Munich)
Semi-finals: Italy 1-1 Spain (aet, Italy win 4-2 on pens) (London)
1968: Italy 2-0 Yugoslavia, replay (Rome)
2000: France 2-1 Italy (aet) (Rotterdam)
2012: Spain 4-0 Italy (Kyiv)