Spain booked their place in the semi-final of Euro 2008 as Iker Casillas emerged as the hero in a dramatic penalty shootout win over Italy. Spot kicks were needed after 120 minutes of normal play in a dour encounter that failed to produce a goal at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna. Real Madrid keeper Casillas saved twice – from Daniele De Rossi and Antonio Di Natale – to give substitute Cesc Fabregas the chance to put Spain 4-2 up and into next week’s last-four clash with Russia. And the young Arsenal midfielder – used as a second-half substitute again – made no mistake with his kick.
Europeo, quarti: azzurri battuti 4-2. Nei 120′ palo di Senna e una grande occasione di Camoranesi: finisce 0-0. Dal dischetto decisivi gli errori di De Rossi e Di Natale.