England Vs. Italy, Euro 2012: Penalties? Penalties!

Alright, we're going to penalties in Italy vs. England. We've had 120 minutes of scoreless football, but we're going to see someone stick the ball in the net now. Hopefully more than one person, although 1-0 would be an absolutely hilarious penalty shootout.

England will be happy, because they've been absolutely dominated. After a great first half hour, Italy were by far the better side and they were very unfortunate not to have breached Joe Hart's net. They hit the post twice through Daniele de Rossi and Alessandro Diamanti and had an Antonio Nocerino goal ruled out for offside. Meanwhile, England have seriously tested Gianluigi Buffon but once, when he saved well from Glen Johnson in the very early stages. TO THE SHOOTOUT. Italy will shoot first.

Mario Balotelli SCORES. Brilliant into bottom corner, Joe Hart guessed the right way but couldn't stop it.

Steven Gerrard SCORES. Pretty much exactly the same penalty.

Riccardo Montolivo MISSES. Wide of the right post by a foot or so!

Wayne Rooney SCORES. Blasted in, Buffon sent wrong way.

Andrea Pirlo SCORES. Chipped down the middle, soooo cheeky.

Ashley Young MISSES. Rocketed back off the crossbar and now we're all square again!

Antonio Nocerino SCORES. Joe Hart dives the wrong way and the pressure's all back on England.

Ashley Cole SAVED. Weak penalty to Buffon's left, easy save.

Alessandro Diamanti SCORES! ITALY ADVANCE TO THE SEMIFINALS

We have live coverage in our England vs. Italy, Euro 2012 quarterfinals StoryStream. For more on Euro 2012 and the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter.

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