England 0-0 Italy
England crashed out of Euro 2012 on penalties after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw after extra time in Kiev.
Italy dominated for large spells of the 120 minutes prior to the spot-kicks and will feel they should have comfortably booked a semi-final showdown with Germany before it got to that stage.
However, after Italy's Riccardo Montolivo was the first to miss from the spot, Ashley Young and Ashley Cole went on to miss to send the Italians through 4-2 as the Three Lions' dismal run in major tournament penalty shoot-outs continued.
Italy almost took the lead on three minutes when Daniele De Rossi hit an effort from distance off the outside of his left-foot which swerved away from the dive of Joe Hart and bounced off the post before the rebound was cleared by England.
The Three Lions responded positively and could have gone in front on five minutes when Glen Johnson laid the ball out to James Milner down the right side of the Italy area. And, when the full-back received the pass back he dug out a shot which was straight at Gianluigi Buffon from a couple of yards out.
Wayne Rooney went in bravely to try and meet a Johnson cross in from the right, but Ignazio Abate did enough to put him off and the diving header went over the top.
Italy enjoyed plenty of possession but were restricted to long shots, while although John Terry did well to block Mario Balotelli's run towards goal after he beat the offside trap on 25 minutes.
England broke quickly on 32 minutes and Rooney's lay-off to Welbeck was side-footed over the top from the edge of the box by the Manchester United striker.
Balotelli was denied from just a couple of yards out on 41 minutes when Manchester City team-mate Joleon Lescott diverted his effort over the bar after Antonio Cassano headed down an Andrea Pirlo cross into his path.
Italy dominated in the second half with De Rossi slicing wide from a few yards out on 48 minutes, before they missed an even better chance on 52 minutes.
Hart parried De Rossi's long range shot to Balotelli, whose effort was again saved by the England custodian, before Montolivo lifted his effort over from close range.
Johnson denied Antonio Nocerino a late winner in normal time with a great block as he pulled the trigger inside the area, while Rooney's over-head kick went over the bar in stoppage time.
England spent the majority of extra time on the back-foot as Alessandro Diamanti's cross curled off the outside of the far post on 101 minutes.
Nocerino thought he had won the match on 115 minutes but his close range header was rightly chalked off as he was in an offside position.
And, while England might have felt it was their night when they managed to take the tie to penalties, justice was done when Italy came out on top.