LONDON (Reuters) – Italy defeated England 3-2 on penalties at Wembley this Sunday, after a 1-1 draw in normal time and overtime, and claimed their second European Cup title.
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was the title hero for Azzurra defending Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka’s free kicks, while Marcus Rashford sent the crossbar. The three who wasted their charges for England got out of the reserve bank.
English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved Andrea Belotti and Jorginho’s free kicks, but it wasn’t enough to help his team win the title.
During regular time, Luke Shaw opened the scoring for England just two minutes into the game after Harry Kane passed to Kieran Trippier on the right and he crossed for left-back Shaw to complete.
But Leonardo Bonucci equalized for Italy on 22 minutes into the second half, when Pickford cleared Marco Verratti’s header, but Bonucci took advantage of the rebound to score.
England have not won a major trophy since the 1966 World Cup.
(Reporting by Simon Evans)
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