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Italy beats England 4-2 on penalties, through to Euro 2012 semis

06-25-2012 06:50 BJT Special Report:EURO 2012 |

KIEV, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Italy beat England 4-2 on penalties and roared into the Euro 2012 semifinals here on Sunday night.

The two made the first 0-0 of the tournament and the extra time also ended in 0-0.

In the penalty shootouts, Italy's Riccardo Montolivo shot wide in the second round, but England's Ashley Young and Ashley Cole missed later to gift Italy the hard-fought win.

England's goalkeeper Joe Hart (L) holds onto Italy's Mario Balotelli (2nd L) as
England's John Terry (3rd L) walks away during their Euro 2012 quarter-final
soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, June 24, 2012.

Italy's Andrea Pirlo, right, looks on as England's Wayne Rooney controls the ball
during the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between England and
Italy in Kiev.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: Xinhua

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