[Fallout 2]EURO 2020 LIVE: Fallout as Italy progress to quarter-finals on same day Wales crash out

2021-07-23 14:30:03

  22:46Nathan Ridley

  That’s all from us this evening.

  It’s been a long one but we weren’t short of entertainment as Denmark and Italy advanced, so please join us again tomorrow.

  Firstly, the Netherlands face the Czech Republic in Budapest, and then Belgium meet Portugal in a mouthwatering clash in Seville.

  22:40Nathan Ridley

  And Pessina wasn't even in Italy's original 26-man squad!

  22:33KEY EVENT

  Austria matched Roberto Mancini’s men for 90 minutes and more, but Italy’s strength-in-depth proved the difference during extra-time.

  Substitutes Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina scored in the first period to seal the Azzurri’s place in the last-eight, in spite of a superb Sasa Kalajdzic consolation (also a sub) in the 114th minute.

  31 matches unbeaten and 12 wins in a row – Belgium or Portugal will have a tough task facing the Italians in a quarter-final.

  What an effort by the Austrians, though.

  Italy scored twice in extra-time to make the last eight22:28Nathan Ridley

  Game on!

  Sasa Kalajdzic gets down to flick in a very low corner at the near post.

  They couldn’t, could they?

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  Marcel Sabitzer blazes over from five yards.

  It just doesn’t seem like Austria’s night.

  22:20Nathan Ridley

  Oof, what an effort by Louis Schaub from range!

  Donnarumma does well to get down and deny Austria a goal back which would’ve really changed things.

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  It could be a non-event but another 15 minutes remain.

  Quality has shone through.

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  But they do have that second!

  Matteo Pessina bags his second goal in as many games to continue the impact of Mancini’s substitutes.

  That’s surely game over now.

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  Daniel Bachmann does brilliantly to deny Lorenzo Insigne from doubling Italy’s lead from a free-kick.

  Almost the end of the first period now.

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  Deadlock broken!

  Super sub Federico Chiesa has put Italy in front.

  Excellent stuff from the Juventus winger, cutting inside before slamming home a right-footed finish.

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  Our first extra-time of Euro 2020 is underway.

  Italy boast the record for most European Championship penalty shootouts with five, although the Azzurri have lost three of them!

  Let's see if it goes all the way or will we find a winner?

  21:52KEY EVENT

  Stalemate at Wembley.

  A game of two halves in terms of dominance, with Italy failing to flex their muscles and allowing Austria in on multiple occasions, only stopped by VAR.

  We’ve got extra-time coming up.

  21:48Nathan Ridley

  Will we find a goal at Wembley?

  This stadium has seen just two goals in almost four games at Euro 2020.

  21:43Nathan Ridley

  We don’t seem to be any closer to an opening goal, so another 30 minutes may well be needed to separate these sides.

  Just five remain as Andrea Belotti and Federico Chiesa enter the fray for Italy.

  Ciro Immobile, who has gone closest for the Azzurri by hitting the post in the first half, is off and so is Domenico Berardi, following his failed acrobatic attempt.

  21:35Nathan Ridley

  Having initially been called offside, Austria almost had a penalty!

  VAR had to once again intervene to check that Taylor was indeed right not to point to the spot when Pessina collided with Stefan Lainer from a free-kick.

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  Roberto Mancini has seen enough after that scare.

  Here comes Manuel Locatelli, who was unlucky not to start following his two goals in group games, and Matteo Pessina for Verratti and Barella.

  21:24Nathan Ridley

  Heartache for Austria.

  Marko Arnautovic is deemed offside from David Alaba’s flick-on, although it was a lovely cushioned header off the crossbar into the Italian net.

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  You can’t say it wasn't coming as Marko Arnautovic heads home for Austria to send a small portion of Wembley wild but he looked offside.

  Anthony Taylor awaits to hear from VAR.

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  Great intent by the Austrians from the restart.

  Marko Arnautovic’s twisting and turning saw him flash a shot wide, before David Alaba narrowly missed the target from a close-range free-kick.

  This could really go either way.

  21:03Nathan Ridley

  The second 45 has begun, and the way it’s going, we might not have just had our last break.

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  For all their endeavour, history isn’t on Austria’s side.

  Italy will be confident that they can break the deadlock in the second half like in their opening match, although their opponents look tougher to cut through than Turkey.

  20:47KEY EVENT

  It’s been a laboured first half for both teams with very little end product.

  Austria have been resolute and adventurous when given the chance, while Italy have struggled to find that allusive final ball.

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  Dazzling stuff from Arnautovic to beat three men, who laid it to Xaver Schagler for a cross, which was claimed well by Donnarumma.

  Break in play now as Christoph Baumgartner took a knock from the Italian stopper.

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  And we almost had our first goal!

  Ciro Immobile unleashes a spectacular dipping effort from at least 20 yards out, hitting the helpless Bachmann’s post.

  It was almost goal no. 3 of the tournament for the Lazio marksman.

  20:32Nathan Ridley

  It’s not quintessential Saturday night prime-time entertainment, but the pattern of the game has been well and truly set.

  Italy are probing by being much more productive in possession – creating seven chances to Austria’s one – but Franco Foda’s outfit are finding joy on the counter.

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  Now Mancini’s men are beginning to look like their old selves, with Lorenzo Insigne and Nicolo Barella testing Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.

  Meanwhile, Marko Arnautovic – who was booked inside 90 seconds – failed to trouble Gianluigi Donnarumma with a wayward shot at the other end on a counter-attack.

  20:10Nathan Ridley

  It’s notably been a positive start for Austria.

  They’re frustrating Italy and have had some opportunities to trouble the Azzurri defence.

  20:00KEY EVENT

  Peep!

  We’re underway at Wembley (after that Italian national anthem).

  19:19Nathan Ridley

  As ever, he’s looking suave.

  Mancini and his team are looking to set a new Italian record for international matches unbeaten (31) under the Wembley arch against a talented Austrian side this evening.

  Keep it locked for updates.

  19:11Stephen Killen

  Wales captain Gareth Bale cut short his post-match interview with BBC Sport after being asked about his international future.

  He previously told them: “The boys are angry and frustrated but I’d rather we went out kicking and screaming than laying off and doing nothing.

  Bale added: “We missed an opportunity but what we can’t fault is the effort and that’s the minimum requirement from the squad.”

  Earlier this month, the Real Madrid man refused to deny reports that he'd soon step away from the Welsh setup.


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