Match statistics

ItalySpain

Goals scored2
 
4
Attempts on target3
 
9
Attempts off target6
 
5
Corners4
 
3
Fouls committed19
 
12
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Matches

18 June 2013

Winner Semi-final 1Winner Semi-final 118:00Winner Semi-final 2Winner Semi-final 2

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Spain secure successive UEFA European Under-21 Championship titles with a brilliant final victory against Italy. Thiago Alcántara was the man who led his team with aplomb, hitting a first-half hat-trick, before Isco wrapped things up from the spot after the break. Italy never gave up, scoring through Ciro Immobile and Fabio Borini, but Spain were too good on the night.
  • 90+6
    Insigne (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 90+2
    Donati (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Isco (Spain).
  • 90+1
    Bianchetti (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Rodrigo (Spain).
  • 90+1
    Borini (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Thiago Alcántara (Spain).
  • 90
    Borini (Italy) has a shot blocked.
  • 89
    Camacho (Spain) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Saponara (Italy).
  • 87
    Rodrigo (Spain) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Bianchetti (Italy).
  • 87
    Insigne (Italy) delivers the corner.
  • Substitution
    86
    Camacho (in) - Koke (out) (Spain)
  • 85
    Crimi (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Koke (Spain).
  • 84
    Regini (Italy) misses the target.
    Another one-two sees Italy create a shooting opportunity, but the full-back drills a long way over the bar from the edge of the area.
  • Substitution
    80
    Rodrigo (in) - Morata (out) (Spain)
  • Goal
    80
    Borini (Italy) scores!
    Is there hope? The Liverpool FC man plays a one-two with Lorenzo Insigne and drills the return pass into the bottom corner from the edge of the area. Italy have ten minutes to get two goals.
  • Yellow Card
    78
    Crimi (Italy) is booked.
  • 78
    Crimi (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Illarramendi (Spain).
  • 78
    Gabbiadini (Italy) misses the target.
    It is not getting better for Italy. The substitute has the opportunity to test David de Gea from 20 metres, but sends an effort a long way over the Spain bar. Any slim chance they have is slipping away.
  • 77
    Iñigo Martínez (Spain) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 76
    Thiago Alcántara (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    76
    Crimi (in) - Verratti (out) (Italy)
  • 76
    Verratti (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Morata (Spain).
  • 75
    Verratti (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Illarramendi (Spain).
  • 73
    Morata (Spain) misses the target.
  • 73
    Bardi (Italy) makes a save.
    Spain appear to be toying with their opponents now. They play the ball around the Italian area with ease, Isco eventually playing the killer ball which allows Álvaro Morata to nip in on the left but Bardi rushes out well to smother the shot.
  • 73
    Morata (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 72
    Muniain (Spain) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Yellow Card
    71
    Caldirola (Italy) is booked.
  • 71
    Caldirola (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Morata (Spain).
  • Substitution
    71
    Muniain (in) - Tello (out) (Spain)
    The winger departs after a strong performance which included winning the penalty for the third. The Athletic Club man takes his place, after being part of the winning squad in 2011. There is no let up for Italy.
  • 70
    Tello (Spain) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Goal
    66
    Isco (Spain) scores from the penalty spot.
    In fact it is Isco who steps up to take it. Francesco Bardi dives to his right, and the midfielder sends it the other way, rolling in the fourth.
  • Yellow Card
    65
    Regini (Italy) is booked.
  • 64
    Montoya (Spain) was fouled in the penalty area by Regini (Italy)
    The full-back bursts forward, breaks into the area and cuts inside, only to be brought down by the No19. Is Thiago Alcántara going to get his fourth from the spot?
  • 64
    Gabbiadini (Italy) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Iñigo Martínez (Spain).
  • 62
    Morata (Spain) misses the target.
    Spain try to work a clever corner routine, firing the ball along the ground to the front post where the forward met the ball after a sharp dart, but fired his first-time effort over the bar.
  • 62
    Isco (Spain) delivers the corner.
  • 61
    Illarramendi (Spain) delivers the corner.
  • 61
    Bardi (Italy) makes a save.
    Cristian Tello gets behind Vasco Regini on the right, breaking into the area before shooting at goal, but Bardi has the angles covered, and saves again.
  • 61
    Tello (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 60
    Borini (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Thiago Alcántara (Spain).
  • 59
    Morata (Spain) misses the target.
    With his adidas Golden Boot award under threat from team-mate Thiago Alcántara, four-goal top-scorer Álvaro Morata tries to get on the scoresheet with an effort from distance, but he fails to catch it cleanly and drifts off target.
  • 59
    Moreno (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Borini (Italy).
  • Substitution
    58
    Saponara (in) - Florenzi (out) (Italy)
    A double change from Devis Mangia as he hopes to guide his side back into things. The dangerous pairing of Manolo Gabbiadini and Riccardo Saponara enter the fray.
  • Substitution
    58
    Gabbiadini (in) - Immobile (out) (Italy)
  • 57
    Donati (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Isco (Spain).
  • 57
    Bartra (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Verratti (Italy).
  • 56
    Montoya (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Verratti (Italy).
  • 54
    Borini (Italy) misses the target.
  • 54
    Isco (Spain) misses the target.
    Italy are caught on the break as the lightning-fast Cristian Tello breaks free down the right. The winger rolls back to the edge of the area where Isco meets the pass with a first-time effort which floats just past the right post.
  • 51
    Florenzi (Italy) misses the target.
    Italy get a lucky break as Alberto Moreno's clearance strikes Ciro Immobile in the face and the ball falls for the No7 who controls swiftly, but fires over on the turn from ten metres.
  • 49
    Florenzi (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 48
    Insigne (Italy) misses the target.
    A well-worked free-kick is clipped over the wall for the forward to volley at goal. It was a difficult angle, however, and the No10 could not keep the effort down and reduce Spain's advantage.
  • 48
    Verratti (Italy) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    47
    Iñigo Martínez (Spain) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 47
    Iñigo Martínez (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Immobile (Italy).
  • 47
    Bardi (Italy) makes a save.
    He already has three but Thiago Alcántara wants more, and his low, drilled effort from 20 metres is well kept out by the strong hand of the Italy FC Internazionale Milano goalkeeper.
  • 47
    Thiago Alcántara (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 47
    Morata (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Rossi (Italy).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    Spain are 45 minutes away from a fourth title at this level. They have a two-goal lead, but on the evidence of the first half they will be looking to extend that.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Spain are on course for successive titles, after a stunning display from captain Thiago Alcántara. The FC Barcelona man has a hat-trick to his name, completing it with a 38th-minute penalty. There is a ray of light for Italy though, with Ciro Immobile's goal keeping them in the hunt.
  • 45+1
    Borini (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Isco (Spain).
  • 45+1
    Florenzi (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Illarramendi (Spain).
  • 43
    Insigne (Italy) misses the target.
    Italy try to respond, but the forward's effort from 25 metres is a long way over.
  • 42
    Morata (Spain) has a shot blocked.
    Another goal would surely end Italy's hopes, and Spain are pushing. The forward pops up on the right of the area, and drives towards the far corner, but Luca Caldirola is across well to turn off target.
  • 41
    Immobile (Italy) is flagged for offside.
  • 40
    Thiago Alcántara (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Rossi (Italy).
  • Goal
    38
    Thiago Alcántara (Spain) scores from the penalty spot.
    The No10 keeps his cool and slots the penalty down the middle. Just 32 minutes separate his first and third and he has well and truly put his side on course for successive titles.
  • 37
    Tello (Spain) was fouled in the penalty area by Donati (Italy)
    The Spain winger burns past Giulio Donati into the area, and is brought down. Thiago Alcántara will have the chance to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot.
  • Goal
    31
    Thiago Alcántara (Spain) scores!
    Spain are back in front and it is their captain again. Koke's diagonal ball over the top of the defence is brought down on the chest of Thiago. The touch takes him inside Luca Caldirola and the powerful shot sneaks over the line despite Francesco Bardi getting plenty on the shot.
  • Yellow Card
    27
    Tello (Spain) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 27
    Tello (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Rossi (Italy).
  • 26
    Immobile (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Moreno (Spain).
  • 25
    Insigne (Italy) takes the corner.
  • 25
    De Gea (Spain) makes a save.
    So close to a second, but a remarkable instinct save keeps Alessandro Florenzi's effort out. The Italian No7 lifts the ball over his marker with his first touch and volleys at goal with his second. It is a powerful effort, which deflects, but someohow De Gea gets to it.
  • 25
    Florenzi (Italy) has an effort on goal.
  • 24
    Bartra (Spain) misses the target.
    A very hopeful effort from the defender, as Italy hold their shape well ion defence. They repel the Spanish thrusts strongly, and when the ball is worked back to the centre-back he fires a long way over.
  • 23
    Verratti (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Thiago Alcántara (Spain).
  • 20
    Moreno (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Immobile (Italy).
  • 19
    Bardi (Italy) makes a save.
    After Isco's free-kick strikes the wall Cristian Tello is sent free on the right. He crosses low to the front post where Koke attempts to flick the ball through his legs and into the goal, but Bardi makes his second strong stop of the game to keep things level.
  • 19
    Koke (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 19
    Isco (Spain) has a shot blocked.
  • 19
    Isco (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    18
    Verratti (Italy) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 18
    Verratti (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Koke (Spain).
    A high foot from the Italian No4 gives away a free-kick just 20 metres from goal. Isco and Thiago Alcántara look likely candidates to strike.
  • 16
    Bardi (Italy) makes a save.
    The competition's top scorer Álvaro Morata gets his first chance of the evening, after Thiago Alcántara slips a ball behind the Italian defence, but the Italian keeper does well to save a low shot with his feet.
  • 16
    Morata (Spain) has an effort on goal.
  • 14
    Morata (Spain) is flagged for offside.
  • 14
    Thiago Alcántara (Spain) takes the free-kick.
  • 13
    Florenzi (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Koke (Spain).
  • 12
    Immobile (Italy) is flagged for offside.
  • Yellow Card
    12
    Koke (Spain) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 12
    Koke (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Borini (Italy).
  • Goal
    10
    Immobile (Italy) scores!
    Devis Mangia's men hit back immediately. A lofted ball over the top of the Spanish defence is brought down beautifully by the No9, and with his second touch he deftly loops the ball over David de Gea. That is the first the Spanish keeper has conceded in the tournament.
  • Goal
    6
    Thiago Alcántara (Spain) scores!
    An early goal puts Spain ahead. Álvaro Morata has hit four in the tournament so far, but turns provider here, skipping away from Alessandro Florenzi on the left, and crossing to his captain who slips away from Luca Caldirola to powerfully head in.
  • 5
    Morata (Spain) has a shot blocked.
  • 3
    Illarramendi (Spain) takes the corner.
    A corner is cleared at the front post and Lorenzo Insigne chases down the clearance, almost getting free but for a strong covering challenge by Alberto Moreno.
  • 2
    Tello (Spain) is penalised for a foul on Verratti (Italy).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Italy kick us off as they hope to put an end to Spain's reign as European champions at this level. Julen Lopetegui's men have won every game in the competition so far. It will be no easy task.

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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