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Pundit Gianfranco Zola wildly celebrates Italy’s penalty shoot-out win over Spain

Pundit Gianfranco Zola goes WILD in the beIN Sports studio as he celebrates Italy’s penalty shoot-out semi-final win over Spain… much to the amusement of his fellow hosts including Andy Gray and former Chelsea team-mate Ruud Gullit

  • Italy advanced to the final of Euro 2020 with a penalty shoot-out win over Spain 
  • Gianfranco Zola was watching the game as part of beIN Sports’ punditry team 
  • The former Chelsea and Italy star wildly celebrated Jorginho’s decisive penalty 
  • Co-pundit Peter Schmeichel admitted he was ‘jealous’ of Zola and Italy
  • His Denmark could face Italy in the final if they beat England on Wednesday 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

Gianfranco Zola could not hide his delight as Italy advanced to the final of Euro 2020 with their penalty shoot-out win over Spain.

The semi-final at Wembley went to penalties after Alvaro Morata’s 80th minute equaliser cancelled out Federico Chiesa’s opener for Italy earlier in the second-half.

Manuel Locatelli missed Italy’s first spot-kick, but they scored their next four as Morata and Dani Olmo missed for their opponents.

Italy advanced to the final of Euro 2020 with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Spain

Gianfranco Zola couldn’t hide his delight when Jorginho sealed Italy’s progression to the final

The former Italian national pumped his fists and hugged former team-mate Ruud Guillit

The former Italian national pumped his fists and hugged former team-mate Ruud Guillit

Chelsea’s Jorginho scored the decisive spot kick, much to the delight of club legend Zola.

The 55-year-old who made 35 appearances for Italy, was part of the punditry team for beIN Sports. 

After the game the broadcaster showed footage of Zola’s reaction as he jumped to his feet and started wildly pumping his fists.

Zola disappeared off camera before coming back and giving one final fist pump before hugging former Chelsea team-mate Ruud Gullit.

Watching himself back, Zola said: ‘That’s not, that’s not me, I apologise,’ to which he was told not to apologise by former Sky Sports pundit Andy Gray.

Peter Schmeichel who was also part of the punditry team admitted he was ‘jealous’ of Zola.

The former Manchester United goalkeeper won Euro 1992 with Denmark, who could get to the finals once again if they beat England at Wembley on Wednesday.

He said: ‘I’m a little bit jealous now. You’ve made it through, it must have been a really hard watch. I’ve got all that coming.’   

The winner of England’s semi-final with Denmark will face Italy in the final at Wembley on Sunday. 

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