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Italy are Euro 2020 champions!
Jul 12, 2021
Image: Euro 2020 Official
Italy are European champions!
They defeated England 3-2 in a penalty shootout in this morning’s Euro 2020 final.
The match had ended 1-all after regulation and extra-time.
Luke Shaw had given England an early lead…only for Leonardo Bonucci to equalize for The Azzurri in the second half.
Gianluiggi Donnarumma was the hero for the Italians in the shootout, making the crucial save from Bukayo Saka’s final spot kick.
Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho had earlier also missed their penalties.
This is only Italy’s second European Championship title, having last won it in 1968.
The Italians now have six major trophies to their name – two Euro titles and four World Cups.
As for England, their 55-year wait for a major trophy continues.
Meanwhile, Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has been named the best player of Euro 2020.
He is only the second keeper to win the award – after Denmark’s Peter Schmeichel in 1992.
Spain midfielder Pedri was named the Young Player of the Tournament.
The 18-year-old Barcelona star featured in all the Spaniard’s matches at Euro 2020.
This, as Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo finished as the tournament’s top scorer with five goals.
Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick had also scored five…but Ronaldo finished ahead thanks to a superior assist tally.
Novak Djokovic has won his sixth Wimbledon title…fighting back from a set down to beat Matteo Berrettini in the final.
The world number one has now won all three Grand Slams so far this calendar year.
Djokovic has also equaled Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s joint-record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
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