Italy wins Euro 2020 beating England in penalty shootout

Italy wins Euro 2020 beating England in penalty shootout
# 12 July 2021 01:55 (UTC +04:00)

Italy, at the cost of extreme efforts, was able to overcome England and became the champion of the 2020 UEFA European champion on Sunday, APA reports.

In the 2nd minute, the Italians' goal was struck by English defender Luke Shaw, who scored his first goal on the national team and immediately in the Euro final, as well as setting the record for the fastest goal scored in the final matches of the European championship.

Italian team failed to rectify the situation during the first half, even taking into account the added 4 minutes of the referee, although Federico Chiesa was just a little short of the goal. Nevertheless, in the 67th minute of the match, Leonardo Bonucci managed to score a goal for his team after a corner.

Bonucci became the oldest goalscorer in the European championship finals.

The main time of the meeting, which took place on Sunday at Wembley Stadium in London, ended in a 1:1 draw. The match eventually went into extra time, but to no new score. The teams had to find out who is better in the penalty shootout. There, the Italians were more accurate - 3:2.

The match took place at Wembley Stadium in London, which also hosted the two semifinals.

The Italians have not been European champions since 1968, while the English have never won it. This year, England's team has reached the final of a major football tournament for the first time in 55 years.

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