Euro 2008

Spain 0 - Italy 0 (4-2 penalty shoot out)

Spain are through to the semi-finals of a major competition for the first time in 24 years after beating Italy in a penalty shoot out! Although Luis Aragonés's team had the better chances, the game ended without goals. And after another fruitless thirty minutes of extra time, it was all down to spot kicks. Casillas saved De Rossi's second shot and Buffon responded keeping out Güiza. But Casillas saved again from Di Natale, and when Fábregas slotted home his kick it was all over. Spain had beaten Italy in an official tournament for the first time in 88 years, and they go on to play Russia, who have recovered after losing to "la selección" in the opening group match, knocking out favourites Holland in their quarter final. (22.06.08)