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Spain edge past Italy to reach semi-finals

Latest update : 2008-06-23

Spain reached the Euro 2008 semi-finals by beating Italy 4-2 in overtime penalty kicks. Spain will meet Russia in the semi-finals in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday.

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VIENNA - Spain reached the Euro 2008 semi-finals here on Sunday after they beat Italy 4-2 on penalties.
   
Spain sealed their place in their first semi-final since reaching the 1984 Euro semi-finals - they went on to lose to France in the final - when Cesc Fabregas slotted home the winning penalty.
   
Spanish 'keeper and captain Iker Casillas had put them into pole position early in the shootout when he saved from World Cup winner Daniele de Rossi, but the Italians were back in it as Gianluigi Buffon saved from Daniel Guiza.
   
However then Casillas saved from Antonio di Natale and Fabregas applied the finishing touch to also put an end to three Spanish losses on June 22nd in penalty shootouts in quarter-finals.
   
The match had finished 0-0 after extra-time.
   
The winners will play Russia here on Thursday in the semi-finals.

Date created : 2008-06-22

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