The Quater finals of the Euros is over and the last two matches saw Germany take on Italy early on Sunday. Germany started better of the two sides with brilliant attack but the Italian defence proved strong and resilient to the attack. Schweinsteiger hit the back of the net in the 28th minute but the goal is disallowed. Pelle and Eder combined brilliantly after Germany’s disallowed goal but Germany defence stood still. Jerome Boateng made some brilliant blocks. By half time, the score was 0-0.
The second half saw Mesut Ozil score the first goal of the match in the 65th minute. Boateng who was brilliant throughout the match however left a flailing hand behind in the 78th minute. Italy were handed a penalty which Bonucci successfully converts.The game went on the extra time with neither team being able to beat the deadlock. The game went onto penalties which was as entertaining as ever as both sides missed. Germany missed 3 penalties whicle Italy four. This was enough for Germany to move onto the semi finals.
The second match of the weekend was also the final match of the quater finals, hosts France took on underdogs Iceland who have made quite a show this tournament have gained thousands of new supporters from all over the world. However, the French side proved too strong as Olivier Giroud scored in the 13th minute which was followed by a series of goals from Paul Pogba (20th minute), Dimitri Payet (43rd minute) and Antoine Greizmann (45th minute). After coming back from half time, Iceland was a show of strength as they still tried to come back. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored for Iceland in the 56th minute but Giroud scored another for France by the 59th minute.
Iceland however still rallied behind each otehr and tried to make a miracle comeback. They scored again in the 84th minute but by then all hopes were dashed as the game ended 5-2.
The semi finals will see Portugal take on Wales and Germany will take on France. This will be a show of the underdogs taking on each other and the favourites fighting it out to a spot in the finals.