EURO 2O20 FINALS: Italy is the New European Champion

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Italy beat England on penalties 3-2 last night in London, becoming the new European Champions. The final had ended 1-1 but was followed by extra time. Italy won their second European championship trophy 53years after winning the first one . πŸ†πŸ†- 1968 πŸ†πŸ† – 2020.

England struck the fastest goal in a Euro final when, after breaking out from an Italy corner, Harry Kane fed Kieran Trippier on the right and his glorious cross was drilled home first time by left back Luke Shaw after one minute 57 seconds. Making it the fastest goal ever in a EURO final .

England had a fantastic start to the match as Shaw scored in the 2nd minute , but that ended up being their only shot of the half with Italy only attempting one shot on target during the first half. Leonardo Bonucci scored his first goal for Italy in over two years, having last scored in Italy’s 3-0 win over Greece on 8th June 2019. England had four total shots in regulation, all were by defenders.

After the tensed extra time failed to find a winner, it was on to penalties. England missed 3 penalties out of their 5. Pickford saved two penalties but England’s fate was already sealed . England was seeking their first major trophy, since the 1966 World Cup.

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