Germany down Italy in penalties

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Bordeaux (France), July 3 (IANS) After 120 minutes of hard-fought action and 18 nail-biting penalties, Germany came on top and beat Italy in the third quarter final match of the Euro 2016 at Matmut Atlantique stadium here.

Jonas Hector scored the decisive spot-kick as Joachim Low’s men booked their spot in the semi-finals following a 1-1 draw after extra time on Saturday bringing an end to an entertaining and intriguing game between two very well-drilled sides.

Germany edged the Azzurri 6-5 on penalties after seven players failed to find the back of the net in the shootout.

Germany took the lead thanks to Mesut Ozil’s finish after a superb move made by Mario Gomez in the 65th minute. But Italy clawed themselves level when Leonardo Bonucci scored a penalty after Jerome Boateng handled inside the box in the 78th minute.

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Die Mannschaft will now play the winner of hosts France and Iceland, who lock horns on Sunday, in the last four.

–IANS

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