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Euro 2020 Final Highlights: Italy Beat England 3-2 on Penalties

Euro 2020 Final Highlights: Italy Beat England 1-1 (3-2) on Penalties.

News18.com | July 12, 2021, 03:27 IST

Euro 2020 Final Highlights: Luke Shaw scored in the 2nd minute to give England the lead against Italy in the Euro 2020 Final at Wembley. It was the fastest ever goal in a European final. Leonardo Bonucci equalised for the Azzuri in the 67th minute, to become the oldest player to score in a European final.  Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties after the match ended 1-1 following extra time to secure their second European Championship title.

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.

MATCH REPORT | GALLERY

Jul 12, 2021 03:27 (IST)

IT'S GOING TO ROME!

Italy Beat England 1-1 (3-2) on penalties!

Italy have won Euro 2020 as they beat England 3-2 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw.

Domenico Berardi, Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi scored for Italy in the shootout and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma made two saves at the end of the shootout.

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Jul 12, 2021 03:25 (IST)

Bukayo Saka Misses 

ITALY - ⚽️🚫⚽️⚽️🚫

ENGLAND - ⚽️⚽️🚫🚫🚫

ITALY WIN!!

Jul 12, 2021 03:24 (IST)

Jorginho Misses

ITALY - ⚽️🚫⚽️⚽️🚫

ENGLAND - ⚽️⚽️🚫🚫

Jul 12, 2021 03:23 (IST)

Jadon Sancho Misses

ITALY - ⚽️🚫⚽️⚽️

ENGLAND - ⚽️⚽️🚫🚫

Jul 12, 2021 03:22 (IST)

Federico Bernardeschi Scores

ITALY - ⚽️🚫⚽️⚽️

ENGLAND - ⚽️⚽️🚫

Jul 12, 2021 03:21 (IST)

Marcus Rashford Misses

ITALY - ⚽️🚫⚽️

ENGLAND - ⚽️⚽️🚫

Jul 12, 2021 03:20 (IST)

Leonardo Bonucci Scores

ITALY - ⚽️🚫⚽️

ENGLAND - ⚽️⚽️

Jul 12, 2021 03:19 (IST)

Harry Maguire Scores

ITALY - ⚽️🚫

ENGLAND - ⚽️⚽️

Jul 12, 2021 03:18 (IST)

Andrea Belotti Misses

ITALY - ⚽️🚫

ENGLAND - ⚽️

Jul 12, 2021 03:17 (IST)

Harry Kane Scores

ITALY - ⚽️

ENGLAND - ⚽️

Jul 12, 2021 03:17 (IST)

Domenico Berardi Scores

ITALY - ⚽️

ENGLAND - 

Jul 12, 2021 03:10 (IST)

That's that! We need penalties now. What a match and what a tournament... all being decided with spot-kicks.  

Jul 12, 2021 03:08 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

Three minutes added on... Do or die for either team now!

Jul 12, 2021 03:07 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

119' - Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho are on in place of Jordan Henderson and Kyle Walker.

Jul 12, 2021 03:05 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

118' - Last change for Italy! Alessandro Florenzi is brought on for Emerson.

Jul 12, 2021 03:01 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

114' -  Horrible tackle from Jorginho on Jack Grealish and the referee brings out his yellow card.

Jul 12, 2021 02:54 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

107' -  Harry Maguire is shown a yellow card for bringing down Andrea Belotti. Federico Bernardeschi tales the free-kick as Jordan Pickford makes the save.

Jul 12, 2021 02:53 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

15 Minutes from a penalty shootout!

Jul 12, 2021 02:50 (IST)

Half Time in Extra Time! Still level in Wembley!

Jul 12, 2021 02:46 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

104' -  Andrea Belotti misses the target! Jordan Pickford was out of his position and in no man's land as soon as the ball goes out of play, he bellows at his defence.

Jul 12, 2021 02:44 (IST)

The memes have started coming in!

Jul 12, 2021 02:45 (IST)

The memes have started coming in!

Jul 12, 2021 02:42 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

100' -  Finally Gareth Gareth Southgate makes another English change! Jack Grealish is on and Mason Mount is off!

Jul 12, 2021 02:39 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

96' -  Another change for Italy! Marco Verratti is brought off and on comes Manuel Locatelli!

Jul 12, 2021 02:34 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

91' -  We are back underway! Lorenzo Insigne is brought off and on comes Andrea Belotti for Italy.

Jul 12, 2021 02:28 (IST)

90 Minutes are Done! End of Regulation Time! Leonardo Bonucci cancelled Luka Shaw's opener as Italy and England header for Extra Time!

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci equalized in the 67th minute with a tap-in. He celebrated in front of the Italian fans by standing on top of the advertising hoardings with both his arms raised and fists clenched.

England had been leading 1-0 for most of the match after Luke Shaw scored in the second minute.

The teams will play 30 minutes of extra time.

Jul 12, 2021 02:27 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

90+6' - Giorgio Chiellini wrestles Bukayo Saka to the round after being beaten by pace.
Jul 12, 2021 02:21 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

90' - Six minutes have been added on! Still time for some late drama in this one...

Jul 12, 2021 02:19 (IST)

A fan has run onto the pitch and the play is halted!

Fans without tickets have stormed past security and gained access to the European Championship final between England and Italy.

Wembley Stadium says “there was a breach of security and a small group of people got into the stadium.”

Fans could be seen standing in the stadium bowl unable to access their seats.

Wembley’s statement says officials “are now working closely with stadium stewards and security to remove these people. Anyone inside the stadium without a ticket will be instantly ejected.”

The 90,000-seat Wembley has a pandemic-restricted capacity of about 67,000.

Jul 12, 2021 02:16 (IST)

Euro 2020 Final, Italy vs England

86' - England passing it around confidently but Lorenzo Insigne brings down Kalvin Phillps and goes into the referee's books for his challenge. 

Roberto Mancini makes a third change as Federico Chiesa is replaced by Federico Bernardeschi.

Euro 2020 Final Highlights: Italy Beat England 3-2 on Penalties
Euro 2020 Final: Italy Beat England (AP)

STORY OF THE MATCH

Italy wrecked England’s Euro 2020 party at Wembley on Sunday, winning the final on penalties to plunge the host nation into despair and prolong their 55-year wait to win a major title.

Roberto Mancini’s men recovered from the shock of conceding the quickest goal ever in a European Championship final to equalise and held their nerve to claim a 3-2 shootout victory.

It is the second time Italy have been crowned European champions and comes after the embarrassment of failing even to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The partisan crowd was whipped up to a state of fever pitch by rousing renditions of “Three Lions” and “Sweet Caroline” before kick-off.

Both teams took the knee before the whistle in a display of solidarity against racial injustice before England raced out of the blocks.

Gareth Southgate’s team were ahead in just the second minute when defender Luke Shaw finished cooly at the back post after an inviting cross from the recalled Kieran Trippier.

It was the fastest goal ever in a European Championship final and stunned a disbelieving crowd of more than 67,000, mostly decked out in red and white.

In steady rain, the crowd provided a relentless wall of noise as the home side repelled Italy’s attacks and threatened to increase their lead.

England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made a fine one-handed save from Federico Chiesa’s effort to preserve his side’s advantage with about half an hour to go.

But minutes later they were level when Leonardo Bonucci scrambled the ball into the net from close range after England’s defence failed to clear.

Italy were now dictating play and their supporters found their full voice behind the goal they were attacking.

With four minutes remaining of normal time a pitch invader stopped the action and stewards struggled to catch him adding to a sense of chaos at the stadium after ticketless fans earlier forced their way in.

Normal time finished goalless despite a flurry of substitutions and the sides were still locked at 1-1 after extra time.

Pickford saved spot-kicks from Andrea Belotti and Jorginho but Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all failed to find the net.

The atmosphere around the stadium was frenzied in the build-up to the match, which kicked off at 1900 GMT, with supporters draped in England colours downing pints of beer and chanting anthems.

But as the start neared, the climate became tense, with thousands crammed into the pedestrianised Wembley Way, strewn with broken glass.

Fans — with few signs of mask-wearing despite surging coronavirus infections in Britain — threw cans of beer, flares and traffic cones into the air.

Footage posted on social media showed hundreds of supporters battling to get past lines of stewards and police, trying to force their way through security cordons and scaling walls.

Another video appeared to show violent clashes between fans inside Wembley itself.

Police said in a statement that a “breach of security… resulted in a small number of people getting into the stadium without a ticket” but the number appeared to swell the official crowd significantly.

Italy had been arguably the team of the tournament heading into the final, sweeping through the group stage with a perfect record before knocking out Austria, top-ranked Belgium and Spain to reach the final.

Revitalised since Mancini took over after their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the Azzurri were on a remarkable 33-match unbeaten run before the final.

The four-time world champions’ lone European Championship triumph came in 1968. They were beaten finalists in 2000 and 2012.

Southgate has revolutionised English football since taking charge in 2016, leading his team to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, where they were beaten by Croatia but they fell just short at Wembley.

British authorities had warned of the dangers of large gatherings ahead of Sunday’s final, fearful of the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant that is firing outbreaks across the world.

Health experts have expressed concerns about Euro 2020 events becoming super-spreaders throughout the tournament, especially in Britain and Russia.

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