Spain confronted Italy 90 minutes earlier than the European Championship semi-finals, changing into the primary nationwide workforce within the historical past of the European Championship to tie three consecutive extra time matches (1:1).
First within the eighth closing of the extra time recreation, they defeated Croatia by 3:3 in 90 minutes and 5:3, after which within the quarter-finals match with Switzerland 1:1 with a penalty kick, however The match towards Italy didn’t repeat itself. .
Croatia did the identical on the World Cup in Russia. Zlatko Dalic’s workforce lastly handed these three obstacles within the 16 rounds towards Denmark, the quarter-finals towards Russia and the semi-finals towards England in extra time. Each one among them.
It must also be stated that Portugal performed three extra time matches within the final European Championship, however these matches weren’t consecutive. After 120 minutes, he defeated Croatia within the sixteenth spherical after which beat Poland on a penalty kick. Wales gained 2-0 within the 90-minute semifinal. In the long run, the Portuguese gained the European Cup within the third extra time. They’re 1:0 higher than France.