More

    Euro 2020: Italy beat England to lift trophy

    England’s hopes of ending a 55-year wait for a major trophy were crushed in heartbreaking fashion as they lost 3-2 on penalties to Italy in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley.

    Despite two saves by Jordan Pickford, missed penalties from Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka proved decisive.

    In their first men’s final since 1966 and playing in front of a vocal crowd of around 60,000, England made the dream start when they scored in just the second minute, Luke Shaw volleying in superbly after a quick counter.

    But Italy slowly started to gain control of the game and equalised midway through the second half when Leonardo Bonucci stabbed in from close range after a scramble from a corner.

    England struggled to find their composure but managed to hold on to take the game to extra time and, after another nervous 30 minutes, penalties were needed to separate the two sides.

    And in what was only the second European Championship final to be decided by spot-kicks it was Italy who came out on top as England’s incredible run at the tournament fell just short.

     

    Source: BBC SPORTS

    Related articles

    Comments

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Share article

    Latest articles

    Twellium Indistries Honours Samuel Takyi

    Mr. Ali Ajami Marketing Manager of Twellium Industries has applauded the exploits of Ghana’s sole medalist at the just ended 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games,...

    Former Dutch International George Boateng Set To Take Up Black Stars Job

    Former Dutch international George Boateng is in the lead to become the next Black Stars Coach, following the exit of Charles Kwablan Akonnor. A source...

    GFA Mounts Search For New Black Stars Coach

    The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has set up a three-member committee to search for a new coach for the Black...

    C.K Akonnor Sacked!

    The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has terminated the appointment of Black Stars Coach...

    Binatone Ghana Commends Bronze Medalist Samuel Takyi

    Binatone Ghana has lauded the efforts of Samuel Takyi, Ghana's sole medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan. ...

    Newsletter