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Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout

Source : 112 Ukraine

The match finished 1-1 after extra time at Wembley Stadium
08:05, 12 July 2021

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Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday. The match finished 1-1 after extra time at Wembley Stadium.

England was playing in its first major final in 55 years.

England went ahead in the second minute when Luke Shaw scored the fastest goal in a European Championship final. Leonardo Bonucci equalized in the 67th.

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The winner was determined by a penalty-kick shootout after extra time that kept the score even at 1. Italy won the shootout 3-2 after England's final shot was blocked.

Italian player Jorge Luiz Frello Filho, known as Jorginho, missed the previous shot, blocked by English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, sending the London crowd into frenzied cheering, but a first-time European championship for the host country wasn't to be. Italy was already up 3-2, and the score remained.

Italy captures its second Euro championship, last winning in 1968. The Azzurri had opportunities in 2000 and 2012, but failed to get the job done. For England, it’s another brutal ending to a quality campaign.

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