Italy Wins Euro 2020 after Beating England on Penalties
Italy wins Euro 2020 after beating England on penalties. The final match at Wembley Stadium ended in a tie with one goal each.
Then, the two teams resorted to extra time, which also ended in a draw.
Finally, Italy won the European title on penalties.
England began with this line-up:
Pickford. Walker, Maguire, Stones, Trippier-Rice. Mont, Phillips, Shaw, Sterling. Kane.
Donnarumma. Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson. Barilla, Jorginho, Verratti. Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne.
Italy Wins Euro 2020
England took the lead through Luke Shaw in the 2nd minute.
However, Bonucci equalized for the Italian national team in the 67th minute.
Shaw’s goal came in the minute 1:57. It is the fastest goal in the history of the European Nations Cup final.
In addition, it is the first goal for a player with the England national team. And the first for any player from Manchester United in the European Nations Cup final.
The Italian national team scored 13 goals in this tournament. A number that the Azzurri had never achieved, whether in the EURO or the World Cup.
Moreover, Bonucci is the first Italian player to score in a major international final since 2006.
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo was the tournament’s top scorer with 5 goals.
That is ahead of Czech striker Patrik Cech. He also scored 5 goals. But, the Portugal captain gave an assist. While, Cech failed to provide any assists.
In addition, Ronaldo played fewer minutes during the tournament.