sport news Euro 2020: Wily Giorgio Chiellini psyched out Jordi Alba before Italy beat ...

sport news Euro 2020: Wily Giorgio Chiellini psyched out Jordi Alba before Italy beat ...
sport news Euro 2020: Wily Giorgio Chiellini psyched out Jordi Alba before Italy beat ...
Wily Giorgio Chiellini psyched out Jordi Alba during the coin toss before Italy beat Spain on penalties to reach the Euro 2020 final - with the Azzurri captain playfully punching and pulling his bemused opponent into a bearhug in bizarre moment at Wembley

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Giorgio Chiellini came out on top in the psychological battle with Jordi Alba during the coin toss for the penalty shootout which saw Italy knock out Spain and reached the Euro 2020 final.

The semi-final clash was locked level at 1-1 after extra-time, meaning the clash was taken all the way to a tense round of spot-kicks - and Chiellini pulled out all the stops to gain a cheeky advantage.

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With the toss apparently inconclusive, Chiellini was seen laughing around with Alba, who did not look as amused as his opposite number, and the Italy defender even threw in a mocking punch for good measure. 

After the coin dropped to the turf, both captains appealed to take the first penalty at their preferred end by pointing in opposite directions and vocally pleading their cases to referee Felix Brych. 

In the end, the toss was taken again and Chiellini came out victorious. After selecting the stand filled with the most Italy supporters, he then drew Alba into a surprise bearhug and let loose a wild grin.

Alba, in truth, was left bemused by the

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