Spain wins on penalties, Italy also advances at Euro 2020

Russia_Switzerland_Spain_Euro_2020_Soccer_70840 Spain's Mikel Oyarzabal celebrates his decisive goal in the penalty shootout, during the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Switzerland and Spain, at the Saint Petersburg stadium in Saint Petersburg, Friday, July 2, 2021.
Russia_Switzerland_Spain_Euro_2020_Soccer_94574 Spain players celebrate after the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Switzerland and Spain, at the Saint Petersburg stadium in Saint Petersburg, Friday, July 2, 2021.
Russia_Switzerland_Spain_Euro_2020_Soccer_98529 Spain's goalkeeper Unai Simon celebrates after stopping a penalty from Switzerland's Fabian Schaer, foreground, during a penalty shootout after extra time during the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Switzerland and Spain at Saint Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 2, 2021.
APTOPIX_Russia_Switzerland_Spain_Euro_2020_Soccer_38846 Spain's goalkeeper Unai Simon stops a penalty shot from Switzerland's Manuel Akanji during a penalty shootout after extra time during the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Switzerland and Spain at Saint Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 2, 2021.
Russia_Switzerland_Spain_Euro_2020_Soccer_27712 Spain's team celebrates after winning the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Switzerland and Spain at Saint Petersburg Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 2, 2021.
APTOPIX_Germany_Belgium_Italy_Euro_2020_Soccer_33546 Italian teammates celebrate scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Belgium and Italy at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Friday, July 2, 2021.
APTOPIX_Germany_Belgium_Italy_Euro_2020_Soccer_57869 Italy's Nicolo Barella, left, and Italy's Marco Verratti celebrate scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Belgium and Italy at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Friday, July 2, 2021.
Germany_Belgium_Italy_Euro_2020_Soccer_08425 during the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Belgium and Italy at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Friday, July 2, 2021.
APTOPIX_Germany_Belgium_Italy_Euro_2020_Soccer_53294 Belgium players react after losing the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Belgium and Italy at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Friday, July 2, 2021.
Germany_Belgium_Italy_Euro_2020_Soccer_47440 Italy players celebrate after a Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Belgium and Italy at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Friday, July 2, 2021.
Germany_Belgium_Italy_Euro_2020_Soccer_41441 Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma celebrates after his team won the Euro 2020 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Belgium and Italy at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, Friday, July 2, 2021.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Mikel Oyarzabal converted the decisive spot kick Friday to give Spain a place in the European Championship semifinals following a 3-1 penalty shootout victory over Switzerland.

The match had ended in a 1-1 draw through extra time.

Oyarzabal scored past goalkeeper Yann Sommer, whose penalty save on France striker Kylian Mbappe’s shot in a shootout in the round of 16 had put Switzerland into the quarterfinals at the tournament for the first time.

Spain’s players and coaching staff poured onto the field at Saint Petersburg Stadium to celebrate with Oyarzabal as many from the Switzerland team fell to their knees inside the center circle.

Spain will play Italy in the Euro 2020 semifinals on Tuesday at Wembley Stadium in London. The team is two wins away from emulating the country’s golden generation, which won European titles in 2008 and 2012.

Sergio Busquets and Rodri failed to convert in the shootout for Spain, which has missed its last five penalties in normal time.

Switzerland made all five from the spot against World Cup champion France but failed with three of its four attempts this time. Fabian Schar, Manuel Akanji and Ruben Vargas all failed to score.

An own-goal by Switzerland midfielder Denis Zakaria had given Spain the lead in the eighth minute. The Swiss equalized when Xherdan Shaqiri took advantage of a defensive mix-up in the 68th.

Remo Freuler was shown a straight red card in the 78th for a studs-up challenge on Spain substitute Gerard Moreno.

ITALY 2, BELGIUM 1

MUNICH (AP) — Nicolò Barella and Lorenzo Insigne scored a goal each to give Italy a 2-1 win over Belgium and a spot in the semifinals.

Romelu Lukaku pulled one back from the penalty spot right before halftime but the Belgians missed further chances to equalize in the second half.

Barella put Italy in the lead in the 31st minute after eluding two Belgium defenders and sending the ball in off the far post. Insigne got the second in the 44th when he put a curling shot inside the far top corner.

Belgium got the penalty when Giovanni Di Lorenzo pushed Jeremy Doku shortly before halftime. Lukaku then made it 2-1 by sending his shot down the middle.

It was only the second goal Italy has conceded at the tournament.

Kevin De Bruyne started the match for Belgium after recovering from a left ankle injury, but Eden Hazard remained out with his leg injury.

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