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UEFA Euro Cup 2020: Italy beats England to lift their second title

Italy emerged victorious at the UEFA Euro Cup 2020 as it defeated England by 3-2 in the penalty shootouts. England was in absolute form and was looking for a maiden title win in front of the home crowd at Wembley but they didnโ€™t get it right at the shootouts. Italy ended its 42-year title drought and won the Euro Cup for the second time since 1968.

Italy Won Euro 2020 Cup
Italy Won Euro 2020 Cup

The Final at Wembley was the first one to be decided via a penalty shootout since Czechoslovakia defeated West Germany in 1976. Italy suffered a major setback in 2000 and 2012 after it lost in the final. The fans finally had the joy of their team winning the Euro Title after a major struggle. Italian Flags were all over Wembley after the match ended.

The match started with a kickoff from the Italian side. England attacked the defense of Italy from the very first minute of the match. Their attack was successful as Midfielder Luke Shaw scored a goal in the 2nd minute of the match. The first half ended on a successful note for England as Italy failed to equalize the English Goal.

England in UEFA Euro 2020
England in UEFA Euro 2020

The second half saw both the teams defending well with Italy on the attack mode. L. Bonnucci was successful in scoring a goal in the 67th minute of the match. Since then, no team was able to score a goal and the match ended in a draw at the Extra Time.

In the Penalty Shootouts, Italian Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma shattered English dreams by saving three penalties. The Italian fans celebrated the victory of their team by taking to the streets and cheering for the players. The Euro Cup victory will boost the confidence of Italy and they will be looking forward to a World Cup win at Qatar in 2022.

Gianluigi Donnarumma in UEFA Euro 2020
Gianluigi Donnarumma in UEFA Euro 2020

Congratulations to Italy for their second Euro Cup Triumph.

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