Match statistics

EnglandItaly

Goals scored0
 
0
Possession (%)36
 
64
Total attempts9
 
35
Attempts on target4
 
20
Attempts off target5
 
15
Attempts blocked3
 
12
Attempts against woodwork0
2
Corners3
 
7
Offsides1
 
2
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
11
Fouls suffered10
 
15

Standings

Matches

21 June 2012

22 June 2012

23 June 2012

24 June 2012

 

Minute By Minute

  • The penalties are over.
    Paul Saffer, Olympic Stadium: A shoot-out as dramatic as the game and tournament that preceded it, Buffon and Diamanti the heroes, Italy play Germany in Warsaw on Thursday. England can be proud though, they fought so hard.
  • Penalty
    Diamanti (Italy) scores from the penalty spot.
    England 2-4 Italy - Italy are through to the semi-final as the substitute rolls to Joe Hart's right, with the goalkeeper sent in the wrong direction.
  • Penalty
    A. Cole (England) missed the penalty saved by the goalkeeper.
    England 2-3 Italy - Ashley Cole's low penalty to the right is comfortably held by Gianluigi Buffon.
  • Penalty
    Nocerino (Italy) scores from the penalty spot.
    England 2-3 Italy - Sends Joe Hart the wrong way, side-footing into the net.
  • Penalty
    Young (England) hits the crossbar from the penalty spot.
    England 2-2 Italy - Ashley Young rattles his effort against the crossbar. All square.
  • Penalty
    Pirlo (Italy) scores from the penalty spot.
    England 2-2 Italy - So cool from the midfielder, chipping down the centre with Joe Hart helpless.
  • Penalty
    Rooney (England) scores from the penalty spot.
    England 2-1 Italy - Wayne Rooney takes advantage, smashing into the left-hand side, Gianluigi Buffon diving the wrong way.
  • Penalty
    Montolivo (Italy) misses from the penalty spot.
    England 1-1 Italy - The midfielder drills well wide of the left-hand post. Advantage to England.
  • Penalty
    Gerrard (England) scores from the penalty spot.
    England 1-1 Italy - Steven Gerrard fires in low to Gianluigi Buffon's right.
  • Penalty
    Balotelli (Italy) scores from the penalty spot.
    England 0-1 Italy - The Manchester City FC forward coolly slots to Joe Hart's right. The keeper went the right way but could not quite reach it.
  • The penalty shoot-out is set to begin.
  • The referee ends the second period of extra time.
    Paul Saffer, Olympic Stadium: England have held out and now we come to penalties...
  • 120 ET
    Marchisio (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Rooney (England).
  • 120 ET
    Maggio (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 119 ET
    Gerrard (England) is penalised for a foul on Diamanti (Italy).
  • 119 ET
    Montolivo (Italy) misses the target.
    Perhaps tiredness taking its toll, as Riccardo Montolivo sees a wall of white shirts ahead of him and opts to fire an effort on goal, but it skids wide of the left post.
  • 117 ET
    Diamanti (Italy) takes the corner.
    Mario Balotelli is the target, but Andy Carroll marshalls him well and the ball drops out of play.
  • 115 ET
    Hart (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 115 ET
    Nocerino (Italy) is flagged for offside.
    Antonio Nocerino heads in from close range, but he had strayed beyond the last man, and was adjudged offside. Italy joy vanishes in seconds.
  • 113 ET
    Diamanti (Italy) misses the target.
    Alessandro Diamanti blazes wide from a little to the left of the penalty spot after being picked out wonderfully by Federico Balzaretti. Another chance goes begging for the Azzurri.
  • 112 ET
    Maggio (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 112 ET
    A. Cole (England) blocks a shot.
  • 112 ET
    Balotelli (Italy) delivers the free-kick wide.
  • 111 ET
    Carroll (England) is penalised for a foul on Marchisio (Italy).
  • 110 ET
    Diamanti (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 109 ET
    Young (England) is penalised for a foul on Maggio (Italy).
  • 109 ET
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
    A promising position here for the Azzurri, just to the right of the England box.
  • 108 ET
    Carroll (England) is penalised for a foul on Maggio (Italy).
  • 108 ET
    Diamanti (Italy) misses the target.
    Alessandro Diamanti again the threat as Italy come forward, but an optimistic effort curls high and wide of the left post from the right side of the area.
  • The second period of extra time begins.
    Who can dig deepest here and take the bit by the teeth to find that decisive goal?
  • The referee brings the first period of extra time to an end.
    Paul Saffer, Olympic Stadium: Italy continue to be slightly on top but England, as just then through Walcott, can respond. Penalties loom (as they have in England's 2 previous one-off EURO QFs in 1996 and 2004).
  • 103 ET
    Hart (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 102 ET
    Balotelli (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Terry (England).
  • 101 ET
    Diamanti (Italy) misses the target.
    Alessandro Diamanti's back-post cross goes all the way through, ultimately clipping the outside of the left post and going behind. It had beaten Joe Hart all ends up.
  • 100 ET
    Hart (England) makes a save.
    Joe Hart is tested again, but a strong low shot is straight at the England keeper, who will be happy to see efforts like that all night.
  • 100 ET
    Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 99 ET
    Hart (England) makes a save.
    Mario Balotelli's deflected effort from range drops nicely into the arms of the England No1.
  • 99 ET
    Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 98 ET
    Lescott (England) blocks a shot.
  • 98 ET
    Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 95 ET
    Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 95 ET
    Lescott (England) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
    Joleon Lescott just strayed beyond the last man as Gerrard delivered another terrific free-kick. England have looked a real threat from set-pieces tonight.
  • Substitution
    94 ET
    Henderson (in) - Parker (out) (England)
  • Yellow Card
    93 ET
    Maggio (Italy) is booked.
  • 93 ET
    Maggio (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Young (England).
  • 93 ET
    Nocerino (Italy) misses the target.
  • The first period of extra time begins.
    Another half an hour to play. Will this go the distance - will we see a penalty shoot-out?
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Paul Saffer, Olympic Stadium: So the first 0-0 of UEFA EURO 2012 and the first extra time. Italy were dominant for sure but now it is about stamina...
  • 90+3
    Rooney (England) misses the target.
    A last chance for England as Ashley Cole is slipped into the area on the left. His ball to the back post is headed back across the box by Andy Carroll and the Manchester United FC forward is unable to hit the target with an extravagant overhead kick.
  • 90+2
    Pirlo (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 90+2
    Parker (England) blocks a shot.
  • Substitution
    90+1
    Maggio (in) - Abate (out) (Italy)
  • 89
    Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 89
    Nocerino (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    A fantastic block from Glen Johnson saves England, as the ball over the top of the defence finds the Italian substitute in the England area and after controlling perfectly with his first touch his goalbound shot is deflected wide.
  • 89
    G. Johnson (England) blocks a shot.
  • 87
    Pirlo (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 87
    Carroll (England) has an effort on goal.
    The substitute steps away from the defence and drives from the edge of the area but the ball is blocked.
  • 87
    Hart (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 86
    Balotelli (Italy) fouls.
  • 83
    Balzaretti (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 83
    Parker (England) has an effort on goal.
    Federico Balzaretti makes a valiant block as the free-kick drops to the unmarked Scott Parker, the Azzurri man throwing himself in front of the Tottenham Hostpur FC midfielder's goal-bound effort.
  • 83
    Gerrard (England) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    82
    Barzagli (Italy) is booked.
  • 82
    Barzagli (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Young (England).
  • 81
    Hart (England) makes a save.
    Joe Hart gets down well to his left and holds on to a stinging low drive from range by Alessandro Diamanti.
  • 81
    Diamanti (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • Substitution
    80
    Nocerino (in) - De Rossi (out) (Italy)
  • 79
    Balzaretti (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    Wayne Rooney is back and putting in a defensive shift for his team, blocking the effort from range.
  • 79
    Rooney (England) blocks a shot.
  • 79
    Diamanti (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    78
    Diamanti (in) - Cassano (out) (Italy)
  • 77
    Gerrard (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 76
    Barzagli (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Carroll (England).
    Wayne Rooney is centimetres away from connecting with Gerrard's whipped delivery from the left, but he can't manage to get a header on goal and the ball bounces through to a delighted Gianluigi Buffon.
  • 75
    Lescott (England) blocks a shot.
  • 75
    Marchisio (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    John Terry makes another excellent block - denying the stinging effort from range on the edge of his own box.
  • 75
    Montolivo (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 75
    Lescott (England) blocks a shot.
  • 74
    Hart (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 74
    Montolivo (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Parker (England).
  • 68
    De Rossi (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 68
    Carroll (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pirlo (Italy).
  • 68
    A. Cole (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 68
    Montolivo (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on A. Cole (England).
  • 67
    Lescott (England) blocks a shot.
  • 67
    De Rossi (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    The midfielder gets a yard of space 25 metres from goal and hits one powerfully, but Joe Hart is saved from making a stop as Joleon Lescott gets out to block excellently.
  • 67
    Marchisio (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 67
    Terry (England) blocks a shot.
  • 67
    Bonucci (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 67
    Rooney (England) is penalised for a foul on Barzagli (Italy).
  • 66
    Buffon (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 66
    Terry (England) is penalised for a foul on De Rossi (Italy).
  • 65
    Gerrard (England) takes the corner.
  • 65
    Abate (Italy) blocks a shot.
  • 65
    Young (England) has an effort on goal.
    After Andy Carroll forces an error from Ignazio Abate at the back post, the ball falls to Ashley Young, who hits a low effort down into the ground towards goal, but the Italian man gets a block in.
  • 62
    Hart (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 61
    Cassano (Italy) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    60
    Walcott (in) - Milner (out) (England)
  • Substitution
    60
    Carroll (in) - Welbeck (out) (England)
  • 60
    Balotelli (Italy) misses the target.
  • 56
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
    Great sliding tackle from Ashely Cole concedes the corner, but again it was Ignazio Abate that was springing down the right. Nothing comes of the Pirlo delivery.
  • 53
    Milner (England) misses the target.
    England respond, but territory is wasted as the winger's low effort is no danger to Gianluigi Buffon's goal.
  • 52
    Montolivo (Italy) misses the target.
    Joe Hart's save bounces upwards and the midfielder is first to the ball three metres from goal but his effort is just over as Glen Johnson puts him under pressure.
  • 52
    Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 52
    Hart (England) makes a save.
    Mario Balotelli fires the ball low and bouncing at Hart, who blocks well with his legs.
  • 52
    De Rossi (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 52
    Hart (England) makes a save.
    Joe Hart misjudges a Daniele De Rossi effort and can only parry it back out into the dangerzone, where Mario Balotelli is lurking.
  • 51
    Marchisio (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 51
    Parker (England) is penalised for a foul on Pirlo (Italy).
  • 50
    Marchisio (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 50
    Milner (England) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 50
    Gerrard (England) takes the corner.
  • 48
    De Rossi (Italy) misses the target.
    An unmarked Daniele De Rossi somehow contrives to miss with an effort from just metres out, putting the ball wide of the right post with a left-footed volley after Joe Hart's punch is headed back into the area by Riccardo Montolivo.
  • 48
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the corner.
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    England get us under way and start brightly, getting the ball up the field quickly and putting Italy under pressure. Who will break the deadlock in this exciting contest?
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Paul Saffer, Olympic Stadium: It was not for a lack of chances nor intent that it is still 0-0, Daniele de Rossi hitting the post on three minutes the closest either side came but although Italy have had most possession and territory, England are countering really well.
  • 44
    Balotelli (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    G. Johnson (England) is penalised for a foul on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 43
    Balotelli (Italy) misses the target.
    Mario Balotelli hits a wicked, swerving shot from range that looks dangerous, but eventually flies a comfortable distance over the bar for Joe Hart.
  • 42
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 42
    Rooney (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Rossi (Italy).
  • 42
    Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • 41
    Balotelli (Italy) misses the target.
    Joleon Lescott puts an excellent last-gasp dive in to deflect Mario Balotelli's effort over from no more than two metres out.
  • 41
    Gerrard (England) blocks a shot.
  • 41
    Pirlo (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 41
    Cassano (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 41
    A. Cole (England) blocks a shot.
  • 39
    Pirlo (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 39
    Parker (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on De Rossi (Italy).
  • 38
    Hart (England) makes a save.
    Antonio Cassano lets fly from outside the area, and it is powerful, but also a comfortable save in the end for Hart, who parries the power out of the ball then gathers under no pressure.
  • 38
    Cassano (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 38
    De Rossi (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 38
    Terry (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Cassano (Italy).
  • 33
    Cassano (Italy) misses the target.
    The forward makes space 20 metres from the England goal and tries his luck, but he fails to catch his shot cleanly and it is dragged wide of Joe Hart's goal.
  • 32
    Welbeck (England) misses the target.
    Wayne Rooney shows creativity akin to Antonio Cassano's effort a moment ago, this time the England striker backheeling a lay-off for Danny Welbeck, whose sidefooted effort narrowly goes over the bar from the edge of the box.
  • 32
    Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 32
    Hart (England) makes a save.
    The goalkeeper will be relieved to see Mario Balotelli's first-time effort fired straight into his body after Antonio Cassano's delicious clipped pass.
  • 29
    Montolivo (Italy) misses the target.
  • 25
    Terry (England) blocks a shot.
  • 25
    Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
    Glen Johnson plays Mario Balotelli onside, but the striker cannot take advantage as he tries to beat his marker and the advancing Joe Hart. A lucky break for England.
  • 23
    Hart (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 23
    Balotelli (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lescott (England).
  • 22
    Cassano (Italy) misses the target.
  • 21
    Pirlo (Italy) delivers the corner.
    England have been on top of Pirlo's deliveries so far - John Terry and striker Danny Welbeck dominating in the air to keep things safe at the back.
  • 17
    Lescott (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Balotelli (Italy).
  • 14
    Rooney (England) misses the target.
    Wayne Rooney meets another dangerous Glen Johnson centre with a diving header just metres out, but his connection is too heavy and the ball flies over.
  • 14
    Hart (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 13
    Balotelli (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Terry (England).
  • 12
    Parker (England) misses the target.
    Gianluigi Buffon opts to punch the relatively harmless delivery from the Italian right, and the ball is fired back low and hard by Scott Parker, but the shot flies wide of his left post.
  • 12
    Gerrard (England) delivers the corner.
    Wayne Rooney dashes down the left, and his low, front post cross looking for Danny Welbeck is cut out for an England corner. Leonardo Bonucci heads the delivery clear.
  • 8
    Hart (England) takes the free-kick.
  • 8
    Cassano (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lescott (England).
  • 7
    Marchisio (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • 7
    Welbeck (England) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pirlo (Italy).
  • 5
    Buffon (Italy) makes a save.
    A top-class save from Gianluigi Buffon, somehow clawing the ball that seemed to be past him back into play after the close range effort looked destined for the back of the net.
  • 5
    G. Johnson (England) has an effort on goal.
    Paul Saffer, Olympic Stadium: For two supposedly cautious teams this is a very lively start, for for two teams supposedly not being followed in huge numbers, there is plenty of noise for each.
  • 3
    De Rossi (Italy) misses the target.
    Joe Hart is beaten by a stunning half-volley from Daniele De Rossi from range, who slices across the ball to send it swerving away from the keeper. The ball thunders off the upright, however.
  • 1
    Hart (England) makes a save.
  • 1
    Balotelli (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Italy kick off this fascinating last quarter-final, with both sides battling to face Germany in the last four.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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