The England football team missed three consecutive penalties to be denied the long-awaited dream of winning its first European title.
The Italian national football team closed the curtain on one of the most prominent copies of the European Championship (Euro 2020) by winning its second continental title after defeating its English counterpart at home in the famous “Wembley” stadium in the capital, London, 3/2 on penalties, after drawing 1/1 in the original and extra time. .
England ended the first half with a goal scored by Luke Shaw in the second minute of the match.
In the second half, the Italian team (The Azzurri) rose up and snatched the equalizer with a goal scored by veteran player Leonardo Bonucci in the 67th minute.
But the Azzurri failed to translate their clear superiority in the second half into more goals, so the original time ended in a 1-1 tie, and the two teams resorted to extra time, which witnessed the continuation of the Azzurri’s superiority in the first extra half and a clear awakening of the English team (the Three Lions) in most of the second overtime periods.
With the 1-1 draw between the two teams in overtime, the two teams went to penalty kicks.
In the penalty shootout, Domenico Berardi, Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi scored for the Italian national team.
And Andrea Belotti (the second kick that the goalkeeper saved) and Jorginho (the fifth kick that the goalkeeper saved) missed,
Harry Kane and Harry Maguire scored for England, Marcus Rashford missed (the third kick that hit the post), Jadon Sancho (the fourth kick was saved by the goalkeeper) and Bukayo Saka (the fifth kick was saved by the goalkeeper).
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