England had a great start in the final but after sending the ball into the Italian net in two minutes, Italy, who had been distracted by the attacking cannon, equalized the match and took the match to a tiebreaker.
Janluigi Donnaruma made the difference in a tense penalty shootout. ‘It’s Coming to Rome’ is the slogan that really won the crown of the best in Europe by Roberto Mancini’s team.
Italy won the European Championship final 3-2 in a tiebreaker at Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom. Bdnews24.com
Leonardo Bonucci equalized after England took the lead through Luke Shaw’s goal. After 90 minutes of extra time, the extra time also ended 1-1.
The story of the tiebreaker is much like a battle of the time. England scored in the first two shots. In contrast, Jordan Pickford blocked the attempt of Andrea Bellotti who came to take the second shot of Italy.
But then England could not send another target. Bonucci and Federico Bernardeski found the net in Italy’s three and four shots. Pickford also blocked Georgini’s fifth shot. Even then he could not be a hero.
The English coach replaced Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho at the last minute, thinking of a tiebreaker. Both are disappointed. Donnaruma secured the title by blocking the shots of Rashford Maren and Sancho and Bukayo Sakar.
Italy took 19 shots on goal with 6 percent of the ball in possession throughout the match, six of which were on target. In contrast, most of the time, England, who were open, took only 6 shots, with two goals.
The short farewell ceremony before the start of the match showed the title celebrations of all the previous champions. Then they brought the trophy to the winning goal scorer of Portugal in the final of the last edition. The battle to determine the new champion begins.
There could not have been a better start for England. Kane took a teammate’s pass and went a little ahead from midfield to find Kieran Tripier on the right. Atletico Madrid extended the cross to the left with this right-back defense. Left-back Luke Shaw scored the goal in a strong half-volley after getting the ball in the gap. Only 1 minute 58 seconds on the clock of the match! Wembley’s gallery burst into cheers.
This is the fastest goal in the final in the history of Euro. And Manchester United defender Shaw is the first for the national team.
Italy seemed stunned to score a goal before they understood anything. They got up and tried to attack by keeping the ball in possession. But most of the English were frozen out of the D-box in defense.
Italy, who scored six goals in an unbeaten run of a record 33 matches, could take the first significant shot in the 35th minute. Federico Cheeser’s low shot from outside the D-box went just outside the post. They get another half-chance before the break; This time John Stones blocked Chiro Immobile’s shot.
Italy held the ball for more than two-thirds of the time, but could not create a sure chance. In the 72nd minute, they took the test of the opponent’s goalkeeper for the first time. Pickford blocked Cheeser’s shot by avoiding the obstruction of three defenders.
After five minutes, the hosts stopped the hosts. In the corner, Marco Verratti’s head Pickford could not hold the ball in his hand, but Bonucci sent the ball back to the post with a small tap from the goal. Bonucci scored the oldest goal in the Euro final (34 years 61 days).
After digesting the goal, England came out of the shell. However, they could not take any shot in the remaining 90 minutes. The same goes for extra time.
Bernardeski wasted the opportunity to create a gap in 103 minutes. The substitute forward could not touch Insini’s great cross from the left side. Four minutes later, Bernardeski’s free kick was blocked by Pickford in the second attempt. He showed great performance there too, but still could not smile. England could not celebrate after the 1986 World Cup.
After a 34-match unbeaten run, Italy got the taste of the best in Europe again after 198. A team that has changed at the touch of Manchini, as if they do not know how to lose.
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