Italy vs England, Euro 2020 Finals: Italy defeated England on penalties, at Wembley.© AFP
Italy had to wait until the penalty shootout to edge past England in their UEFA Euro 2020 Final, at the Wembley Stadium on Monday. With the score level at 1-1 in regular and extra-time, the Italians sealed a 3-2 win in the penalty shootout. Bukayo Saka missed the penultimate penalty for England, even Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford missed their respective spot-kicks. Meanwhile, even Andrea Belotti and Jorginho missed their penalties for Italy. Earlier in regular time, Luka Shaw gave England an early lead in the second minute. The Italians had to wait until the 67th-minute when Leonardo Bonucci scored the equaliser. It is worth noting that this is also Italy’s second Euro title.
UEFA EURO 2020 Final Highlights Between Italy vs England, from Wembley Stadium
ITALY WINN!!!! THEY ARE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS FOR THE SECOND TIME!!!! THEY SEAL THE SHOOTOUT!
It was Saka’s penalty, but the youngster missed it! Too much pressure for a 19-year-old here!
Italy win the trophy! THEY WIN THE UEFA EURO 2020!
Italy win 3-2 at penalties, with the score level at 1-1 in extra-time!
THATS A SAVEE! PURE CHAOS! ENGLAND ARE STILL ALIVE! 3-2
Jorginho does his usual stutter and hits it to the bottom left corner, and it hits the post. Pickford manages to keep hold.
SAVEEEE! SANCHO MISSES AND ITALY ARE ALMOST THERE! 3-2
Sancho shoots it to the right side of the goalpost, and Donnarumma dives to stop it.
Bernardeschi scores! Brings Italy back and the pressure is on England, 3-2
Bernardeschi shoots it down the middle, and Pickford dives to the left.
Rashford misses it! The shootout is back at level | 2-2
There is a stutter, and Rashford tries for the bottom left corner. But it hits the post.
Bonucci adds one for Italy, but England have the extra kick | 2-2
Bonucci does a shuffle and hits it to the left, and Pickford also dives there but misses it.
Maguire puts England into the lead, 2-1
Maguire shoots it to the top right corner, and Donnarumma dives to the left.
Belotti misses it for Italy!
Belotti hits it to the bottom right corner and Pickford saves it.
Kane levels it for England, 1-1
Kane shoots it to the bottom right corner, and Donnarumma dives the right way, but it has too much power on it.
Italy lead 1-0
Berardi slots it in the bottom left corner, with Pickford diving to the right.
Time for penalties
Pickford and Donnarumma walk towards the goalpost for penalties to begin!
Full time ET’ Italy 1-1 England | Time for penalties
It is 1-1 and both teams now depart to gear up for the penalty shootout!
119′ Substitution for England
Rashford, Sancho come in for Henderson and Walker.
113′ FOUL! YELLOW FOR JORGINHO!
THAT WAS A BAD FOUL! Jorginho caught Grealish on the knee with his studs. He is down on the ground. Jorginho receives a yellow.
107′ PICKFORD FUMBLES BUT MANAGED TO KEEP HOLD!
Bernardeschi takes a free-kick from outside the England box. Its low, but goes straight to Pickford, who fumbles but manages to keep hold of it. Jorginho was there to add pressure on the Everton goalkeeper.
Second-half ET’ The action resumes!
Second-half of extra-time resumes at Wembley.
Italy 1-1 England
ET Half-time’ Italy 1-1 England
Its 1-1 and its half-time in extra-time. Both sides haven’t been able to manufacture much chances, and it has mainly been about getting control in the middle of the park.
103′ THAT WAS CLOSE! CHAOS IN THE ENGLAND BOX!
Emerson puts in a cross inside the England box from the left flank. Bernardeschi is about to reach it, but Pickford gets there first and pushes it away!
99′ Mount departs!
Chelsea star Mount has been substituted for Grealish of Aston Villa.
Italy 1-1 England