Jun 23, 2008

Euro 2008 Quarter-Final 4 Result

With 2 saves by classy Casillas and a deft touch by fabulous Fabregas in the dreaded penalty shoout-out, the Spanish eliminated Wold Champions Italy and set themselves up in the semi-finals of Euro 2008. This win was made all the more sweeter as Spain have not beaten Italy for 88 years since the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.

More importantly, with this victory, they finally broke the jinx of 22 June where on 3 previous major tournaments, they had suffered penalty shoot-out losses on 22 June!

Spain 0-0(AET) Italy

Spain won 4-2 on penalties