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Euro 2020: Yobo singles out one Italy player after penalty shoot-out win over Spain



Nigeria assistant coach, Joseph Yobo, has hailed Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for his part in their victory over Spain in Tuesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final.

Roberto Mancini’s men triumphed 4-2 over La Roja on penalties at the Wembley Stadium, to qualify for the final.

The game remained 1-1 after extra-time and both teams had to be separated by spot kicks.

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Donnarumma saved Morata’s effort after Dani Olmo had sent his strike over the crossbar.

Speaking on SuperSport after the thrilling encounter, Yobo said: “During the penalty shootout – which is a game of chance, we must give credit to the goalkeeper.

“He was immense and his big frame – which is like that of two goalkeepers in the goalpost – made it difficult [for Spain].

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“He looked solid and convincing and deservingly, he made a save and gave [his team] the victory.”

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