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sábado, 2 de julio de 2016

Germany 1-1 Italy (AET, 6-5 pens): Jonas Hector's sudden death spot-kick sends Joachim Low's side through to Euro 2016 semi-finals after Matteo Darmian sees his effort saved by Manuel Neuer

Germany 1-1 Italy (AET, 6-5 pens): Jonas Hector's sudden death spot-kick sends Joachim Low's side through to Euro 2016 semi-finals after Matteo Darmian sees his effort saved by Manuel Neuer

  • Mesut Ozil fired Germany ahead on 65 minutes with a close-range finish past Gianluigi Buffon
  • Leonardo Bonucci equalised from the penalty spot 13 minutes later after Jerome Boateng had handled in the area
  • Germany's bid to win a fourth European Championship lives for another day following a dramatic quarter-final win over Italy.
It took penalties for Joachim Low's side to prevail in Bordeaux on Saturday night as they triumphed 6-5.
Germany will face either Euro 2016 tournament hosts France or Iceland in Thursday's semi-final.

Jonas Hector proved Germany's hero as his spot-kick saw them prevail 6-5 in their penalty shootout against Italy
Jonas Hector proved Germany's hero as his spot-kick saw them prevail 6-5 in their penalty shootout against Italy
The left back saw his penalty squirm past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to see Germany reach the semi-finals
The left back saw his penalty squirm past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to see Germany reach the semi-finals
Hector was mobbed by his team-mates as Germany's squad celebrated their narrow passage to the Euro 2016 semi-finals
Hector was mobbed by his team-mates as Germany's squad celebrated their narrow passage to the Euro 2016 semi-finals

MATCH FACTS 

Germany: Neuer, Howedes, Boateng, Hummels, Hector, Kimmich, Khedira, Kroos, Ozil, Muller, Gomez. 
Subs: Leno, Mustafi, Schweinsteiger, Schurrle, Podolski, Draxler, Can, Weigl, Tah, Gotze, Sane, ter Stegen.
Goal: Ozil 65 
Italy: Buffon, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Florenzi, Sturaro, Parolo, Giaccherini, De Sciglio, Pelle, Eder. 
Subs: Sirigu, Darmian, Ogbonna, Candreva, Zaza, Immobile, De Rossi, Insigne, Bernardeschi, El Shaarawy, Marchetti.
Goal: Bonucci 78 
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)
Before the match, everyone inside the stadium observed a minute's silence to pay tribute to the Italian victims of an attack in Bangladesh
Before the match, everyone inside the stadium observed a minute's silence to pay tribute to the Italian victims of an attack in Bangladesh
Germany centre back Jerome Boateng (centre) plays a pass back towards goal under pressure from Italy forward Eder
Germany centre back Jerome Boateng (centre) plays a pass back towards goal under pressure from Italy forward Eder
Germany left back Jonas Hector (left) vies for the ball with Italy's No 8 Alessandro Florenzi
Germany left back Jonas Hector (left) vies for the ball with Italy's No 8 Alessandro Florenzi
Thomas Muller (right) is tackled by Leonardo Bonucci as he looks to break his goalscoring duck  for Germany at Euro 2016
Thomas Muller (right) is tackled by Leonardo Bonucci as he looks to break his goalscoring duck for Germany at Euro 2016
And the world champions were dealt a blow during the opening minutes of the match as Sami Khedira sustained a thigh injury
And the world champions were dealt a blow during the opening minutes of the match as Sami Khedira sustained a thigh injury
The midfielder was replaced by Bastian Schweinsteiger as Germany didn't lose any experience by this substitution
The midfielder was replaced by Bastian Schweinsteiger as Germany didn't lose any experience by this substitution
Ozil sprints past two Italian defenders as he tries to start an attack for Germany during Saturday's quarter-final encounter
Ozil sprints past two Italian defenders as he tries to start an attack for Germany during Saturday's quarter-final encounter
Antonio Conte barks out instructions to his Italy team as they try to repeat their last-16 heroics once more on Saturday evening
Antonio Conte barks out instructions to his Italy team as they try to repeat their last-16 heroics once more on Saturday evening
Eder was prepared to spill blood for his country and that was evident after a collision with Boateng's elbow in the first half
Eder was prepared to spill blood for his country and that was evident after a collision with Boateng's elbow in the first half
Muller watches on as his goalbound left-footed strike is brilliantly blocked by the acrobatics of Florenzi
Muller watches on as his goalbound left-footed strike is brilliantly blocked by the acrobatics of Florenzi
Ozil was a picture of ecstasy on 65 minutes after firing Germany ahead against the Azzurri
Ozil was a picture of ecstasy on 65 minutes after firing Germany ahead against the Azzurri
The 27-year-old gave Joachim Low's side the lead with this left-footed finish from just outside the six-yard box
The 27-year-old gave Joachim Low's side the lead with this left-footed finish from just outside the six-yard box
Ozil watches on as his strike flies past Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon shortly after the hour mark
Ozil watches on as his strike flies past Italy captain Gianluigi Buffon shortly after the hour mark
The Arsenal playmaker was promptly congratulated by his Germany team-mates after scoring the opening goal
The Arsenal playmaker was promptly congratulated by his Germany team-mates after scoring the opening goal
Low celebrates with Germany's No 8 after the former's goal at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux
Low celebrates with Germany's No 8 after the former's goal at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux
Germany looked certain to double their lead when Ozil's pass found Mario Gomez with only Buffon to beat
Germany looked certain to double their lead when Ozil's pass found Mario Gomez with only Buffon to beat
However, Giorgio Chiellini (right) got back to toe poke the ball away from the striker as he set himself for a backheel finish
However, Giorgio Chiellini (right) got back to toe poke the ball away from the striker as he set himself for a backheel finish
Chiellini's inadvertent prod forced Buffon into this stunning save as he managed to force the ball over his crossbar
Chiellini's inadvertent prod forced Buffon into this stunning save as he managed to force the ball over his crossbar
That moment of action proved to be one of Gomez's last as he was forced off the pitch due to a hamstring injury
That moment of action proved to be one of Gomez's last as he was forced off the pitch due to a hamstring injury
Gomez trudges off the pitch holding the back of his right hamstring as he made way for Julian Draxler
Gomez trudges off the pitch holding the back of his right hamstring as he made way for Julian Draxler
With less than 15 minutes remaining Italy were given a golden opportunity to equalise after Boateng handled in the penalty area
With less than 15 minutes remaining Italy were given a golden opportunity to equalise after Boateng handled in the penalty area
Bonucci stepped up to take the penalty and calmly slotted the effort past Manuel Neuer to level the scoreline at 1-1
Bonucci stepped up to take the penalty and calmly slotted the effort past Manuel Neuer to level the scoreline at 1-1
Neuer dived the right way but Bonucci's effort proved too good - finding the bottom corner with precision
Neuer dived the right way but Bonucci's effort proved too good - finding the bottom corner with precision
The 29-year-old wheeled away in celebration after equalising for the 2012 runners-up on 78 minutes
The 29-year-old wheeled away in celebration after equalising for the 2012 runners-up on 78 minutes
The Juventus defender was mobbed by the Italy squad as the jubilation of his strike was clear to see on everyone's faces
The Juventus defender was mobbed by the Italy squad as the jubilation of his strike was clear to see on everyone's faces
As the match moved into extra-time, the tension was palpable and evident here as Chiellini and Muller argued
As the match moved into extra-time, the tension was palpable and evident here as Chiellini and Muller argued
The pair continued to let their feelings be known to each other as Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai tried to diffuse matters
The pair continued to let their feelings be known to each other as Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai tried to diffuse matters
Germany's No 13 tries his luck from distance as they went in search for the winner during extra-time
Germany's No 13 tries his luck from distance as they went in search for the winner during extra-time
Draxler (centre) tries his luck at goal with an acrobatic effort during the second half of extra-time
Draxler (centre) tries his luck at goal with an acrobatic effort during the second half of extra-time
The 22-year-old grimaces as a good chance for Germany goes by to regain the lead in Bordeaux
The 22-year-old grimaces as a good chance for Germany goes by to regain the lead in Bordeaux



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