I have to be honest that I have not been following the Euro Cup too closely, but I did get a chance to see the Italy-England match Sunday. The game was not all that exciting, ending in a 0-0 draw, but a penalty shoot-out is always full of drama.
Italy’s veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo chipped this kick in like an OG. England went on to miss both of their next PKs, and Italy won the shoot-out 4-2. They really deserved to win because they were controlling the ball nearly the entire match but could not get a goal during regulation time.
Italy will face the favorite-to-win Germany next in the semi-finals Thursday. Portugal and defending champions Spain will play Wednesday. I hope this tournament action holds me over until the Olympics.