They will now face the other winners of the quarter-final hosted by France and Iceland that play on Sunday.
The tactical battle ended with 1-1 after the extra time; Usually, clinical Germans missed the three spot kicks but still progressed courtesy of more wayward shooting by their opponents that gives failed to cover 4 of their penalties.
Germany, Jonas Hector had the honor through putting away their 9th kick but even his effort just only made under Gianluigi Buffon’s dive.
Mesut Ozil gives Germany a lead midway through the second-half before ‘Leonardo Bonucci’ responded with a penalty following a bizarre handball by ‘Jerome Boateng.’
Also, Germany has reached their sixth successive semi-finals in this major tournament and had never previously beaten Italy at major finals.
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