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Germany Unusually Screw Up In A Penalty Shootout But Go Through To Semi-Final Anyway

Germany moved into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after beating Italy 6-5 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in Bordeaux on Saturday night but their un-German-like inefficiency in a penalty shootout with Italy almost cost them dear before Jonas Hector kept his head.

 

Germany 1-1 Italy (6-5 pens): Euro 2016 quarter-final – as it happened

Eighteen penalties were taken, with glaring misses on both sides, but Germany defender Jonas Hector eventually scored the decisive kick after Manuel Neuer had saved from Matteo Darmian, reports skysports.

 

Germany 1-1 Italy (6-5 pens): Euro 2016 quarter-final – as it happened

The world champions missed three penalties before triumphing 6-5 in a rollercoaster 18-penalty shootout.

 

Hector, the left back who scored the winning penalty, said:

“It’s hard to put it into words, but I am overjoyed that it went in. There weren’t many people left. I knew I had to take one at some point and I had my heart in my mouth.”

 

Coach Antonio Conte said:

I’m very proud of what the team achieved here. The only regret is the penalty kicks. But for commitment to the shirt, I can’t fault them.

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