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Euro 2020 final: England beaten by Italy on penalties

Italy has won the Euro 2020 championship after defeating England, 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

Roberto Mancini’s side have defeated England at the Wembley Stadium on penalties. Italy prevailed in the penalty shoot-out 3-2 to win their second Euro title. Luke Shaw scored a beautiful volley inside 2 minutes to give England a 1-0 lead at half-time. Leonardo Bonucci levelled with a close-range finish as the match went into extra time.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka missed for the Three Lions as Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved two penalties in a row to take his team to the title.

This is the first major international trophy that Italy have won since their 2006 FIFA World Cup win. The Azzurri had last won the continental title back in 1968. Italy had reached the final in Euro 2000 and Euro 2012, as well, but had lost to France, and Spain, respectively.

England were eyeing their first European Championship trophy and their first major international football title since winning the FIFA World Cup at home in 1966.

England full-back Luke Shaw gave England a strong start as he sent a thunderous left-footed volley past Italy goalkeeper Donnarumma into the back of the net to give his side the lead in the 2nd minute. It was the fastest goal ever scored in a Euro final.

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