Watch Chelsea icon Gianfranco Zola's wild celebrations after Italy Euro 2020 win leaving beIN Sports hosts in stitches

GIANFRANCO ZOLA went wild after Jorginho's penalty sent Italy through to the Euro 2020 final, much to the amusement of his fellow beIN Sports panelists.

The Chelsea icon was appearing on the network as a pundit for his nation's crunch semi with Spain at Wembley.

The Azzurri put their fans through the ringer, after getting pegged back by Alvaro Morata's 80th minute equaliser and being dominated for large spells.

And when Manuel Locatelli missed their first spot kick, passionate fans like Zola would have been fearing the worst.

But the Italians came roaring back, with Dani Olmo's miss and Gianluigi Donnarumma's save from Morata handing Jorginho the chance to send them through.

When the midfielder, who Zola worked with in his first season at Stamford Bridge, slotted home – Italians went mad.

And Zola was no exception.

The 55-year-old fist pumped wildly, even wandering off screen in delight.

He was then hugged by fellow pundit Ruud Gullit, who congratulated him on the win.

When the footage was shown back, Zola sheepishly said: "I apologise."


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But hosts Richard Keys and Andy Gray were having none of it.

Keys, 64, said: "Don't (apologise)! You are allowed."

And referring to tonight's game between England and Denmark, Gray said of other guest Peter Schmeichel: "I think Peter might be like that tomorrow night should things go well for him."

The winner of tonight's huge clash will face Italy in the final on Sunday, with history on the line.

But Schmeichel's son Kasper is feeling bullish.

Ahead of tonight's clash with England, he said: "Has it ever been home? I don't know, have you ever won it?"

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