Team Italy has become the fourth and final team to advance to Euro 2012 with their dramatic 1-0 win over Team England in the quarterfinals at Kiev, Ukraine.
The Italians needed to win on penalties to become victorious. After nothing was settled in regulation or the thirty minutes of overtime, Italy won 4-3 on penalty kicks.
Manchester United’s Ashley Young hit the crossbar and Chelsea’s Ashley Cole’s shot was saved by Italian captain and goaltender Gianluigi Buffon.
England had the edge in play in the first half, Italy had the edge in play in the second half and then dominated overtime.
The Italians almost won it in the overtime, but AC Milan midfielder Antonio Noncerino was offside on the play.
The Euro 2012 Final a week from now in Kiev is shaping up to be a Germany-Spain final in my opinion. Spain will play Portugal on Wednesday in Donetsk, Ukraine while Germany will play Italy Thursday in Warsaw, Poland.