Italy beats England on penalties at Euro 2012
Alessandro Diamanti scored the decisive penalty kick Sunday to give Italy a 4-2 shootout win over England and a spot in the European Championship semifinals.
Ashley Young hit the crossbar with England's third, and Ashley Cole's attempt was saved.
Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo and Antonio Nocerino also scored for Italy. Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney scored England's penalties.
The match ended 0-0 after 120 minutes of play. The Italians twice hit the post, but were also let down by poor composure in front of goal. Diamanti clipped the post with a curling cross in the 101st minute, and swept a clear shot wide.
Nocerino, another substitute, thought he had scored from Diamanti's cross in the 115th but was offside.
Daniele De Rossi hit the post in the third minute, and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon saved a shot from Glen Johnson in the fifth.
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