Bonucci and Chiellini analysis | Italy – England


  • Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci were the central pair of Euro 2020

Italy has won the Eurocup for their great combination game but also due to his good defense he has only conceded 4 goals in 7 gamesDonnarumma, the hero of the penalty shootout, but also the tournament partner, Bonucci and Chiellini, has been to blame for this. The centrals have been fundamental for the selection led by Mancini will lift the European champion trophy. Between them they embittered the night to Harry Kane who hardly participated in the game during the whole game.

Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci demonstrated their good connection throughout the Eurocup but in the final they put the icing on their great tournament. They were the players who combined the most during the match up to 39 passes from Chiellini to Bonucci and 37 to the contrary, a total of 76 passes between the two. And perhaps most importantly, they managed to stop England’s best player, Harry Kane, the forward failed to launch any shots during the 120 minutes that the final lasted.

Bonucci, the scorer of the final

The Turin Juventus central defender played a very complete game in defense but also contributed in the offensive facet, in the second half he was the smartest of the class and he was attentive to a rejection to score the tie of the match. In addition, he was later one of the shooters in the penalty shoot-out and managed to score his shot from eleven meters. Bonucci gave 141 touches in the 120 minutes and achieved an 89.4% success rate in his 132 passes, the defender managed to win 4 duels of the 7 he played. On the negative side, in the 55th minute he received a yellow card.

Chiellini infallible in the passes

The captain of Italy played an impeccable game in defense, winning 9 duels and 7 of them were aerial. With the ball at his feet he was impeccable and barely made mistakes with his passes since he hit 95.7% of the 115 he made. As a great central, Bonucci made 3 interceptions and cleared the danger 6 times to avoid greater evils in Donnarumma’s goal. Like your partner received a very clear yellow card to avoid a dangerous occasion in the final minutes of the second half. His spectacular match allowed Italy to reach the victory round with a draw where they took the victory and thus he was able to lift the trophy of the Eurocup.


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