Euro 2020 Final: Italy Inflict More Penalty Heartache On England To Win Second Euro Title (Photos)


The Italians on Sunday night, July 11 has crowned champions of the 2020 European Championship after defeating England 3-2 in a penalties shootout.

 

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was the hero for the Azzurri in the shootout, while substitutes Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka failed to convert from the spot for England. 


Meanwhile, even Andrea Belotti and Jorginho missed their penalties for Italy.

 

Italy win Euro 2020 after beating England 3-2 on penalties  (photos/video)

 

England's left-back Luke Shaw scored a beautiful volley inside 2 minutes to give England a 1-0 lead at half-time. Italy's Leonardo Bonucci levelled with a close-range finish as the match went into extra time.


They both toiled but no one could breakthrough and the match went farther into penalties.



Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italy’s goalkeeper, pushed aside the final attempt by the England teenager Buyako Saka to clinch the victory, after Rashford had missed his penalty, setting off a wild celebration from Italy's tell and fans while English players broke down into tears.

 

With the loss, England hopes of winning its first major title since the 1966 World Cup has been dashed.

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