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Spain beats Italy 7-6 on PKs to reach Confed final

Updated: June 27, 2013, 7:53 PM ET
Associated Press

FORTALEZA, Brazil -- Jesus Navas scored the decisive penalty kick after Leonardo Bonucci sent his attempt over the crossbar, and Spain beat Italy 7-6 in a shootout after a 0-0 tie Thursday night to reach the Confederations Cup final against Brazil.

In a draining match on a night of heat and humidity, Italy's Emanuele Giaccherini hit a post in the 93rd minute and Azzurri goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon deflected Xavi Hernandez's kick off a post in the 115th.

"We were lucky in the penalty ...

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