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Italy Overcome England
3-2, in Penalty-Shoot-Out
& Wins the UEFA Euro 2020..!
LONDON, ENGLAND(SMI-SPORTS, 07.02-07.11.21)-The UEFA Europe 2020 soccer tournament concluded today, as 4-times FIFA world-cup champions & world-ranked #7 " Italy "(2006,1982,1938,1934), defeated England (FIFA world-ranked #4 & 1966 World-Cup champions) 3-2, in penalty shoot-out in the final game, winning UEFA Euro 2020 champion cup at the Wembley Stadium in London, England.
A great match between two of the best world ranked european powerhouse football (Soccer) teams, that entertained the global audience at their home for two hours, ending with Italy finishing victorious of 3-2 over England in penalty shoot-out and declaring themselves the new EUFA Euro 2020 champions.
England opened the score very early during the first 2 minutes, when
during on a break-away through the right-side field corner, English and Atletico Madrid's defender Kieran Trippier crossed the ball inside 18'
finding English and Manchester United's defender Luke Shaw who volleyed a left-footed inside the net to score the fastest ever goal in Euro final history and put England 1-0 over Italy.
The half ended with England leading 1-0, but in the second half the Italians went to the offensive attack and after numerous attemps the equalizer arrived at 67' minute through a corner kick, with the ball loose just outside the mouth of England's goal line and players scrambling for the ball, Leonardo Bonucci found it and tapped-in the ball to even the game at 1-1.
The game ended in 1-1 tie after two 15 minutes extra-time and went to penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.In the penalty shots, Italy was declared the winner of 3-2, after scoring 3 out 5 shots and England failed 3 out 5 in the losing end.
In the penalty shots:
Italy: Domenico Berardi(Scored), Andrea Belotti (Failed)
Leonardo Bonucci(Scored)Federico Bernardeschi(Scored)
England: Harry Kane(Scored), Harry Maguire(Scored)
Marcus Rashford(Failed), Jadon Sancho(Failed), Bukayo Saka(Failed)
With the victory, Italy wins its second UEFA European Championship crown, ending a 53 years drought since 1968 when they hosted the third UEFA European tournament and defeated Yugoslavia 2-0 in the final champioship game.