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Germany takes out Italy, 6-5, and moves on to semifinals #GERITA #Euro2016

Germany vs Italy

After a dramatic penalty shootout, Germany advanced to the Euro 2016 semifinals on Saturday after beating Italy 6-5 in penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in regulation and extra time.

Germany beat Italy in a major finals for the first time to book a place in the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after a nervy 6-5 penalty shootout win in Bordeaux.

Left-back Jonas Hector hit the winning kick after Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger had all missed.

Germany had not missed a single penalty in a shootout since 1982.

They will now play either hosts France or Iceland in Marseille on Thursday.

Germany had scored 21 times from the spot in succession in major tournament shootouts but missed three times as both nations traded some terrible penalties.

Graziano Pelle, Leonardo Bonucci, Matteo Darmian and Simone Zaza all missed for Italy.

After a stale and cautious first half, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil poked Germany into the lead.

However, when Jerome Boateng needlessly handballed, Bonucci converted a penalty to send the game to extra time.

See Photos From The Game!

That Florenzi block

Head down, foot through the ball

#Ozil breaks the deadlock!

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