Euro 2020 Championship Finals: Italy wins over England in penalty shootout 3-2

Italy in Euro 2020 Championship final with penalty shootout of 3-2 and made their second win against England at Wembley in 2021.

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Italy, after defeating Spain in the semifinals with a penalty shootout of 4-2, led them in the finals against England. The team has made history by beating England in the final with a penalty shootout 3-2. In 1968 Italy won the championship for the first time and made their second win against England at Wembley in 2021. 

The beginning for England was excellent as Luke Shaw scored a goal in the second minute of the match to give the team a 1-0 lead. England's defense played a good role against Italy in the first half. Italy was falling behind England until Leonardo Bonucci scored in the 67th minute of the match. The goal made a comeback to Italy for 1-1. This goal made him a special record holder of the oldest player to score in the final match. 

The turning point of Italy's goal and a great defensive play against the English team in the 30 minutes extra time led the match to a penalty shootout. It was the second time in the history of the Euro Cup final match that resulted in a penalty shootout. The striker Domenico Berardi, Federico, and Leonardo Bonucci made it possible for Italy in the penalty shootout.