Germany reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals after winning a thrilling penalty shootout against Italy in Bordeaux

Germany achieved the Euro 2016 semi-finals in the wake of winning an exciting punishment shootout against Italy in Bordeaux.

Joachim Low’s World Cup holders looked on course for triumph in ordinary time – against a nation they had never beaten at a noteworthy competition – when Mesut Ozil adjusted off a smooth develop with Mario Gomez and Jonas Hector to score at the close post in the 65th moment.

Italy did not wince but rather were thankful for a minute of frenzy from Germany shield Jerome Boateng when he unnecessarily took care of, permitting Leonardo Bonucci to score the main punishment of his vocation with 12 minutes left.

Germany missed a larger number of punishments in one shootout than in their history – three – yet were at the end of the day the champs on punishments.

They have still never lost a shootout since the 1976 last of this opposition when they lost to Czechoslovakia – somewhere in the range of 40 years and 13 days prior.

It was settled when Hector drove low under Italy manager Gianluigi Buffon after Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian saw his side’s ninth punishment spared by Manuel Neuer.

Germany will now play either has France or England’s victors Iceland in the last four.

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