Italy Beat England 3-2 On Penalties To Win European Championships

Italy have beaten England 3-2 on penalties to win the European Championships in a nail-biting final at Wembley, after the game finished 1-1 in extra time.

The Three Lions managed to score the fastest ever Euros final goal after Luke Shaw fired home off the back of a Kieran Trippier cross just before the second minute, beating Spain’s sixth minute goal against the USSR in 1964.

Italy missed a free kick in the seventh minute and both Federico Chiesa and Leonardo Bonucci missed chances on goal in the first half.

The second half appeared tougher for England, with Italy having more chances on goal, with a missed free kick in the 49th minute and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford blocking two attempts.

After England’s first goal it took until the 63rd minute for another attempt, a header by John Stones that went high over Italy’s bar.

It was not until the 66th minute that Italy managed to score after a rebound from a Pickford save was slotted in by Bonucci.

After that, their confidence seemed to grow with Bonucci sending a ball over the England defence to Domenico Berardi whose volley just missed the top bar as Pickford raced off his line.

Italy beaten England 3-2 on penalties to win the Euro 2020 title at Wembley after the game finished 1-1 following extra time.


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