FSFA Cup 2020
Semi-Finals and Final
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All four semi-finalists came from the top 8 of the rankings and produced two very different semi-finals. In Cardiff, the Netherlands steamrollered a Portugal side with four goals netted without reply. In Marseilles, a tense affair was goalless going into extra-time. Italy took the lead early in the first extra period and were six minutes away from victory when Spain fought back to force a replay.
Portugal 0:4 Netherlands
Memphis Depay 8 (0-1), Kevin Strootman 41 (0-2), Memphis Depay 69 (0-3), Georginio Wijnaldum 77 (0-4)
Italy 1:1 AET Spain
Federico Bernardeschi 93 (1-0); Rodrigo Moreno 114 (1-1)
The first semi-final replay since 2009 was a one-sided affair in Casablanca. Lorenzo Insigne's two goals would set up a final between the two most successful teams in the history of the competition.
Semi-final Replay
Spain 0:3 Italy
Lorenzo Insigne 22 (0-1), Lorenzo Insigne 56 (0-2), Jorginho 66 (0-3)
Venue: Vienna

An uneventful game resulted in a record extending 4th title for the Italians against a team that was also appearing in its 4th final.

Italy 1:0 Netherlands
Andrea Bellotti 32 (1-0)
Champions - Italy !!!

Italy's results
Kenya 0:1 Italy
Saudi Arabia 0:2 Italy
Italy 2:0 Serbia
Italy 2:0 Colombia
Italy 4:0 Poland
Italy 1:1 AET Spain
Spain 0:3 Italy
Italy 1:0 Netherlands

An exceptional defensive performance by Italy. The only blemish on an otherwise 100% winning record was a draw with Spain in the semi-final replay. Both goals in that game came in extra-time meaning that the Italians didn't concede a single goal during 90 minutes in any of their eight games. The quarter-final victory against Poland and the semi-final replay win against Spain were particularly outstanding.