The funny exchange between Chiellini and Alba before the toss (video)

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  • 1/12

    Sergio Busquets (8)

    A service that will be remembered. Already excellent during this Euro, he was radiant, as much on the first raise, under pressure, as to find offensive teammates between the lines. He was in control until the end. Even defensively, he was imperial. Out in overtime.

  • 2/12

    Dani Olmo (7.5)

    A breathtaking match, both technically and in envy. Wrong number 9, he picked up to play in discount. His start to the match was enormous, but he stumbled over Donnarumma (25th) and lacked other opportunities. Past left winger, he throws Morata for the equalizer (80th) and still makes differences during extra time, before his shot on goal completely missed.

  • 3/12

    Federico Chiesa (7)

    He was not successful in the first half, since he had to start from very far on the right side. But he continued to run everywhere and his sublime sequence allows the Azzurri to open the scoring (60th). He then put Berardi into orbit (68th), in vain.

  • 4/12

    Pedri (7)

    But what a crack! The inexhaustible 18-year-old midfielder still hurt a lot while playing at a confusing speed. Constantly on the move, it has inserted itself between the lines to create many dangers. For example, he made this magnificent pass for Oyarzabal (13th).

  • 5/12

    Gianluigi Donnarumma (6.5)

    He did the job, in particular by taking a huge opportunity in front of Olmo (25th). He then won in the air but took risks on the restart and failed throughout the game. He allowed Italy to reach the final by pushing back Morata’s 4th shot on goal.

  • 6/12

    Aymeric Laporte (6)

    The French defender of the Seleccion is quite unhappy on the Italian goal, since he hands the ball to Chiesa (60th). But beyond this action, he showed that he was the defensive boss of his team, being vigilant in front of Immobile and leading the recovery.

  • 7/12

    Leonardo Bonucci (6)

    He did not manage to distinguish himself in his long game (and Chiellini made more differences), but the Turin rocker did the job without ever trembling and with remarkable lucidity. Quite simply, a great central defender.

  • 8/12

    Unai Simon (5)

    He ensured the blow on the Italian attempts, in particular in front of Chiesa (50th) and Berardi (68th, 80th), but what a lack of confidence in the recovery! He weakened his team by questionable choices throughout the match and missed his exit outside the area (21st).

  • 9/12

    Marco Verratti (4)

    Yet flamboyant during his first two Euro matches, the “Little Owl” did not put his stamp on the match. The game did not go through him much, because of Koke’s pressing, and he even lost a dangerous ball (33rd). Generous when recovering, he disappeared and could have been replaced earlier than the 74th minute …

  • 10/12

    Ferran Torres (4)

    A great desire to make the difference with the ball at the foot, but a rather surprising imprecision at this level, even if it was against a high quality team. This is what we will remember from the last two matches of the Manchester City winger, who still has a lot to prove.

  • 11/12

    Nicolo Barella (4)

    He usually hurts when inserting into the space, but Italy did not dominate this part and the Inter Milan player played backwards. Ball at the foot, he was very messy against the opposing pressing. Defensively, he was overwhelmed by Pedri’s activity.

  • 12/12

    Mikel Oyarzabal (3)

    After Gerard Moreno against Switzerland, it is the little prodigy of Real Sociedad who missed everything in this meeting. Right winger, he had the opportunity to get back on his left foot but spoiled situations by rushing (13th, 25th) before missing in front of goal (39th and 65th). Catastrophic.


Despite the huge stake, the two captains of Italy and Spain were visibly relaxed before the shootout.

Respect was at stake in the Euro semi-final between Italy and Spain on Tuesday. And the goal shooting session resulted in some beautiful sequence. Gianluigi Donnarumma and Unai Simon did not miss the opportunity to give each other a hug and Georginio Chiellini appeared particularly relaxed.

The captain of the Nazionale indeed made the show alongside Jordi Alba, his Spanish counterpart, at the time of the toss, pretending to bicker with the Barcelona side. All with a huge smile. And this before taking his opposite in his arms.

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