Euro 2016 Germany vs Italy: Joachim Loew beats ‘Italian trauma’ 6-5 in penalty shootout

By: | Updated: July 3, 2016 3:48 AM

Euro 2016 Germany vs Italy: Germany defeated old rivals Italy 6-5 in a penalty shootout at Euro 2016 with a winning spot kick from Jonas Hector after the game finished 1-1 following extra time on Saturday to reach the semi-finals.

Euro 2016, Germany vs Italy, Italy vs Germany, Germany Italy, Italy Germany, ITA vs GER, GER vs ITA, ITA GER, GER ITAJonas Hector scored the winning penalty for Germany, moments after Matteo Darmian missed for Italy. Germany advances to the semifinals of Euro 2016 and will play either France or Iceland. (In photo: Germany’s Joshua Kimmich in action with Italy’s Mattia De Sciglio. REUTERS)

Euro 2016 Germany vs Italy: Germany defeated old rivals Italy 6-5 in a penalty shootout at Euro 2016 with a winning spot kick from Jonas Hector after the game finished 1-1 following extra time on Saturday to reach the semi-finals.

They will now face the winners of the other quarter-final between hosts France and Iceland, who play on Sunday.

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, who had experienced a quiet tournament so far, was in the right place to open the scroring in the 65th minute when he turned in Jonas Hector’s cutback after good work from Mario Gomez down the left.

The Italians, however, levelled with a 78th minute penalty from Leonardo Bonucci after Jerome Boateng handled the ball.

Germany, who had not conceded a goal in their previous four tournament matches here, took their time to get going against a well-oiled defence with Thomas Mueller having their best chance before Ozil broke the deadlock after more than an hour.

Bonucci gave Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer no chance 13 minutes later with a well-placed penalty as Italy, who eliminated holders Spain in the last 16, refused to buckle and sent the game into extra-time and a penalty shootout.

THE LATEST AT EURO 2016 (all times local)

11:50 p.m.
Jonas Hector scored the winning penalty for Germany, moments after Matteo Darmian missed for Italy. Germany advances to the semifinals of Euro 2016 and will play either France or Iceland.

11:49 p.m.
Germany beats Italy 6-5 in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals.

11:32 p.m.
The quarterfinal between Germany and Italy will be decided in a penalty shootout after the two teams ended extra time level at 1-1.

11:14 p.m.
Germany and Italy are drawing 1-1 at the end of the first period of extra time. If the scores are level at the end of extra time, the match will be decided in a penalty shootout.

10:53 p.m.
Germany and Italy will play extra time after drawing 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes of their quarterfinal match in Bordeaux.
Leonardo Bonucci converted a penalty in the 78th minute to bring Italy level after Jerome Boateng handled a flicked header by Giorgio Chiellini in the area.
Mesut Ozil had given Germany the lead in the 65th, racing onto a deflected cross to steer in a finish from eight meters.
The match had been a tactical stalemate until Ozil’s goal, with defenses on top and neither goalkeeper seriously tested.

10:39 p.m.
Leonardo Bonucci slotted a penalty into the bottom right hand corner of the Germany net to equalize for Italy. Jerome Boateng had conceded the penalty when the ball hit his raised arm.

10:37 p.m.
GOAL: Leonardo Bonucci equalizes for Italy from the penalty spot in the 78th minute. Germany and Italy are level at 1-1.

10:29 p.m.
Mesut Ozil scored from close range after a cross from Jonas Hector took a deflection from an Italy defender. Germany leads Italy 1-0 in their quarterfinal in Bordeaux.

10:24 p.m.
GOAL: Mesut Ozil scores for Germany in the 65th minute. Germany leads Italy 1-0.

9:49 p.m.
Germany and Italy are drawing 0-0 at halftime in a cagey, tactical match in their quarterfinal in Bordeaux.
Germany had most of the possession but was stifled by Italy’s defense. Neither goalkeeper was seriously tested in the first 45 minutes.
Thomas Mueller had the best chance of the first period but his 42nd minute shot lacked power and was easily saved by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Soon after, Stefano Sturaro also had a shot from the edge of the penalty area for Italy but his shot was deflected wide.
Germany midfielder Sami Khedira was taken off in the 15th minute for an apparent left thigh injury, and was replaced by Bastian Schweinsteiger
The winner will play France or Iceland in the semifinals.

8:25 p.m.
Wales’ 3-1 victory Belgium has redoubled Iceland’s belief that it can beat France and advance to the semifinals of Euro 2016.
”It is a joy to watch and I think Wales are a force to be reckoned with,” Iceland captain Aron Gunnarsson said Saturday. ”They have got a good squad, good players and a tough togetherness.
”I think they’re showing great attitude and desire to win football matches. It is something we can definitely learn from. I think we are quite similar to them, especially in that direction.”
Iceland takes on the host in the Stade de France on Sunday, and co-coach Lars Lagerback described a motivational image he showed to his team.
”It was a road that has two directions,” Lagerback said. ”One is going home and one is going towards Marseille.”
That’s the southern French city where Iceland would play Germany or Italy in the semifinals if it beats France.

8:20 p.m.
Midfielder Stefano Sturaro has replaced Daniele De Rossi in Italy’s starting lineup for the team’s quarterfinal against Germany in Bordeaux.
De Rossi injured his thigh in Italy’s 2-0 win over Spain in the round of 16. It’s unclear whether De Rossi will be available to come on from the bench.
That’s the only change announced by Italy coach Antonio Conte.
His counterpart for Germany, Joachim Loew, has also made one change from the side that defeated Slovakia 3-0 in the round of 16, with right back Benedikt Hoewedes coming in for Julian Draxler, who failed to keep his place despite his man-of-the-match performance in the previous game.
Makeshift defender Joshua Kimmich keeps his place, suggesting Loew is employing the three-at-the-back strategy that served him to good effect in the 4-1 friendly win over Italy in Munich in March.
Germany is aiming for its first win over Italy at a major tournament.

8:05 p.m.
Here are the lineups for the quarterfinal match between Germany and Italy in Bordeaux:
Germany: Manuel Neuer, Jonas Hector, Joshua Kimmich, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, Benedikt Hoewedes, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Mueller, Mesut Ozil, Mario Gomez.
Italy: Gianluigi Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Mattia De Sciglio, Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Parolo, Stefano Sturaro, Emanuele Giaccherini, Graziano Pelle, Eder.

3:30 p.m.
UEFA has agreed to a request by the Italian soccer federation for its players to wear black armbands in their quarterfinal against Germany on Saturday.
The gesture pays tribute to Italian victims of an attack in Bangladesh which began late Friday.
At least 20 people were killed after dozens of people were taken hostage at a restaurant in the diplomatic zone of Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka.
Security forces stormed the restaurant early Saturday to end a 10-hour standoff with militants.
Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says there are Italian victims, though he did not give details.
Italy plays Germany at Bordeaux.

3:10 p.m.
France coach Didier Deschamps has a dilemma in defense for the quarterfinal against Iceland on Sunday. With Adil Rami suspended, he must pick either untested Samuel Umtiti or the out of form Eliaquim Mangala to partner Laurent Koscielny at center half.
Umtiti has never played for France, while Mangala did not feature in any pre-tournament warmup matches.
”They have two tall strikers who have a lot of presence, they are athletic and strong,” Deschamps said of Iceland. ”I can’t make my players taller by adding a few centimeters. It’s a question of being strong in the challenges and paying close attention to the second ball.”
At 1.88 meters (6-foot-2) and weighing 84 kilograms (185 pounds), Mangala is taller and stronger than Umtiti – who is 1.80 meters (5-foot-11) and weighs nearly 10 kilograms (22 pounds) less.

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