In the end, the right team won Sunday afternoon’s Italy versus England Euro 2012 quarterfinals battle.
With the scored tied 0-0 at the end of extra time, this game was ultimately decided by the innate clutchness of Italy’s stars, and a couple of untimely collapses by England’s two Ashleys. Despite the fact that England actually led the PKs at one point, Ashley Young and Ashley Cole found a way to forfeit that advantage via a mis-timed kick that hit the crossbar and then a shot that was saved by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Next up for Italy: a showdown versus Germany this Thursday in the semifinals round.
Check out the thrilling conclusion to Sunday’s game in the video below (via @cjzero):