Italy's tournaments tend to end at the hands of the Spanish, and not just in international football. And it happened again at the U21 Euros.
Lorenzo Pellegrini confirmed on Tuesday that he will be moving from Sassuolo back to boyhood club Roma.
Saul Niguez scored a second-half hat trick to fire Spain into the final of the European Under-21 Championship with a 3-1 victory over 10-man Italy.
His call came after Italy beat Germany 1-0 -- the only result that could have sent both teams through.
Nick Miller asks the biggest questions facing England, Germany, Spain and Italy in the European Under-21 Championship semifinals on Tuesday.
England will face Germany in the semifinals of the European Under-21 Championship, while Italy take on Spain.
Milan fans took their frustration over Gianluigi Donnarumma's decision to decline a contract extension to a new level at the Under-21 Euros in Poland.
Gianluigi Donnarumma has postponed his college exams by a month after being named in the Italy under-21 squad for the European Championship.