Spain nearly blew a 20-point lead before holding on to beat Italy 75-72 and capture the bronze medal at the U20 European Championship.
Pere Tomas scored 18 points while Pablo Aguilar had 14 points and Sergio De La Fuente added 13 points for Spain, who have still not won a U20 gold but captured their seventh overall medal and fourth bronze.
France ruined any dreams of Italy shocking Europe again by easing past the Azzurri 94-68 to set up a U20 European Championship final showdown with hosts Greece.
Edwin Jackson poured in 18 points while Kevin Seraphin had 14 points and Antoine Diot chipped in nine points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and four steals for Jean-Aymi Toupane's French, who held Italy to just 35 shooting for the game.
The Italian players who shocked Lithuania to reach the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship were only five or six years old when Walter Magnifico played the last time for the Azzurri in 1995.
But with the help of the legendary Dino Meneghin, Magnifico is helping the U20 players deal with the highs and lows on and off the court of playing for the Italian U20 team.
Roberto Rullo hit a three-pointer with 10 seconds left and Andrea Marusic blocked Adas Juskevicius's shot at the buzzer as Italy came back from a 15-point deficit to shock Lithuania 69-68 and reach the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship.
The Italians, who trailed by 15 points midway through the third quarter and 14 points after three quarters, allowed just seven points to Lithuania in the final period with Daniele Sandri leading the way with 16 points.
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