How England's penalty woes even affected Germany vs Italy

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Every player who played their club football in the Premier League last season missed from the spot in the marathon Euro 2016 quarter-final shootout


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Perhaps England's penalty shootout problem was born in the Premier League rather than the national team.

The Three Lions' atrocious record from 12 yards in major tournaments is well documented but on Saturday night it also afflicted Germany and Italy.

In a lengthy shootout, every player who played their club football in the English top flight last season hurt their country's chances by missing from the spot.

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil looked to have put the world champions in trouble by missing their third penalty, but Southampton striker Graziano Pelle duly shot wide.

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger then had the chance to win it, but ballooned his kick over the crossbar.

Matteo Darmian, Schweinsteiger's club-mate at United, went on to miss Italy's final effort.

Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini escaped the English curse - but he spent the entirety of last season on loan at Bologna.

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