The Italian players entered the Stade de Bordeaux wearing black armbands during their Euro quarter-final against reigning world champions Germany this Saturday (2) as a mark of solidarity with the people of Bangladesh, after last Friday's terrorist attack. At least 20 foreigners, including some Italian citizens in Dhaka were killed by Islamic State militants at a Bangladesh cafe.


Germany: Neuer; Howedes, Boateng, Hummels; Kimmich, Khedira (Schweinsteiger), Kroos, Hector; Ozil; Muller, Gomez (Draxler).


Substitutes: Mustafi, Schweinsteiger, Schurrle, Podolski, Draxler, Leno, Can, Weigl, Tah, Gotze, Sane, ter Stegen.

Italy: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Florenzi (Darmian), Parolo, Sturaro, Giaccherini, De Sciglio; Eder, Pelle.

Substitutes:  Darmian, Ogbonna, Candreva, Zaza, Immobile, Sirigu, Marchetti, De Rossi, Insigne, Bernardeschi, El Shaarawy.

Match Highlights

25 MIN - Germany were on top by the 25min mark in terms of possession, but they hadn't turned it into a really decent chance.


The Italians had shown little as an attacking force so far.

HALF-TIME - A tight, at times edgy, first half. Both sides were guilty of giving away possession. Both were cancelling each other out. We had yet to see a really good chance.

54 MIN - SO CLOSE! Gomes tees up Muller on the edge of the area, he blasts the shot -- and Florenzi produces an incredible, acrobatic clearance inside his own six-yard box line!

65 MIN - GOAL: Germany 1-0 Italy, by Özil

Gomez takes huge credit, biding his time and feeding Hector inside the area. His cross deflects into the path of Ozil, who hammers it unerringly past Buffon.


Ozil floats a ball into the area and Gomez is all alone -- he brings it down with his back to goal and improvises a flick that took a touch off Chiellini the Italy goalkeeper turns brilliantly over the top.

78 MIN - GOAL: Germany 1-1 Italy, by Bonucci

A brilliant penalty from Bonucci, who stopped in his run-up and passed it precisely into the bottom-right corner. Neuer went the right way but was nowhere near.


For the fourth time at Euro 2016, we head into extra time!

107 MIN - Schweinsteiger’s deep cross is headed up in the air by Barzagli, towards his own goal, and Draxler improvises an overhead flick just over the bar from a few yards.



Penalties decide the third team into the Euro 2016 final four. It was far from a great game, but it was seriously intense.


Insigne scores! Germany 0-1 Italy

Kroos scores! Germany 1-1 Italy

Zaza misses! Germany 1-1 Italy

Muller misses! Germany 1-1 Italy

Barzagli scores! Germany 1-2 Italy

Ozil hits the post! Germany 1-2 Italy

Pelle misses! Germany 1-2 Italy

Draxler scores! Germany 2-2 Italy

Bonucci’s penalty is saved! Germany 2-2 Italy

Schweinsteiger misses! Germany 2-2 Italy

Giaccherini scores! Germany 2-3 Italy

Hummels scores! Germany 3-3 Italy

Parolo scores! Germany 3-4 Italy

Kimmich scores! Germany 4-4 Italy

De Sciglio scores! Germany 4-5 Italy

Boateng scores! Germany 5-5 Italy

Darmian misses! Germany 5-5 Italy

Hector scores! Germany 6-5 Italy. GERMANY IS IN THE SEMI-FINALS!

Watch the Germany vs Italy penalties:



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