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Italy 1-1 England (3-2 pens) summary: score, goals, highlights, Euro 2020

Paul Reidy

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Italy vs England: Euro 2020 final

Italy beat England 3-2 on penalties after the Euro 2020 final ended 1-1 following extra time at Wembley on Sunday to secure their second European Championship title. Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was the hero for the Azzurri in the shootout, while substitutes Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka failed to convert from the spot for England.

Luke Shaw had struck the fastest goal in a Euro final to put England ahead in the second minute. Harry Kane fed Kieran Trippier on the right and his glorious cross was drilled home first time by left back Shaw.

But Leonard Bonucci drew Italy level in the 67th when England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford pushed Marco Verratti's header against the post and Bonucci pounced to slot in the loose ball.

England remain without a major trophy since 1966.

So, we'll bring the curtain down too on this live feed of the Euro 2020 final as we witnessed Italy win the title after a dramatic penalty shoot-out. The Azzurri probably did enough to warrant the win after an early goal and solid first 45' from Southgate's men. England can look forward to Qatar 2022 where they start as one of the favourties and next up for Italy is the UEFA Nations League in Italy next October.

Liam Gallager adds his support to Saka after the Arsenal teenager missed a decisive kick in the penalty shoot out at Wembley.

Kun Aguero was the only Man City player to watch Chelsea receive the UCL trophy in Porto last May

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Italy celebration at Wembley continues

Great tweet from Arsenal!

Totally agree with Oliver on this. England will be up there with the likes of France, Brazil and Spain as worthy pre World Cup favourites.

Kane had a discreet night with the Spurs striker starting well but drifted as did many of his England team-mates as the game wore on.

Italian defender Bonucci in no doubt as where the Euro 2020 title is heading ...

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Giorgio Chiellini the Azzurri captain and at 36 years old, this could be the last time we see the veteran defender in a blue Italy shirt... what a way to go out though !

Italy next up to collect their winners medals...

England player collect their runners-up medals and get a round of applause from the few England fans who have stayed behind to offer commiserations to the side.

Wembley empties out apart from the small group of Azzurri fans ... UEFA president Ceferin is on hand to administer a series of individual awards. The referring team step up to collect their medals. Decent display from Kuipers who got the bulk of decisions right and was somewhat lenient on not awarding Jorginho with a red for his shocking tackle on Grealish.

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The trophy engraver adds the name of Italy to the Henri Delaunay cup. Italy win the European Championship for the second time after their 1968 victory.

Poor kicks from Rashford, Sancho and Saka. Huge pressure on young, young players but England will be a force to be reckoned with next year in Qatar.

What drama at Wembley.... heartbreak for England and Gareth Southgate's side as the Three Lions' wait for another title goes on hold once more.

Last kick of the initial five ... Saka has his kick saved and Italy win Euro 2020

Jorginho to strke... he scores and Italy win .... the Chelsea man has his kick saved by Pickford

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Sancho for England... the former Dortmund man has his kick saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma

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Federico Bernardeschi for Italy, the Juve man sends the ball down the centre and scores...

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Rashford next up for England.... the United forward hits the post .... poor effort from the striker !

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Bonucci up next for the Azzurri... the Juve man scores with a poor kick

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Maguire for England is next... The United defender rifles the ball into the top corner.

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Andrea Belotti next up for Italy and the Torino man has his kick saved!

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Kane up for England. The Spurs man scores with a fine effort

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Kuipers talks to both keepers and explains the regulations as Domenico Berardi steps up.... The No. 11 shoots and slots the ball home.

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The tension is palpable.... Giorgio Chiellini and Kane set for the toss up to decide who shoots first and at which goal the kicks will be taken. Italy to shoot first.

Italy's second shoot out of the tournament after beating Spain in the semi-final. England have yet to be involved in a shoot in the competition.

The whistle sounds... It's a penalty shoot out to determine the winner of Euro 2020!

The ball is swung in from the man in blue but no Italian striker on hand as we loom towards the final whistle.

3 minutes of time to be added..... Monumental tension at Wembley as penalty kicks loom ....

Corner for Italy as we head into the final minute of the added 30. Henderson and Walker make way for the United pair.

United duo Sancho and Rashford set to enter the action.

Another change for Italy as Florenzi comes on for Emerson.

Now Italy move the ball around in a composed manner with a barrage of boos from the partisan home crowd.

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Five to go at Wembley!

Very poor challenge from the Italian player who could really have caused serious problems for the Villa man and Jorginho is lucky to get away with just the yellow.

Jorginho could be off for that challenge. Studs flying from the Italy player.

Jorginho clashes with Grealish and both players are on the surface injured.

112

England now dominating as the men in white enjoy a solid spell of possession. Giorgio Chiellini called upon to make a key clearance as Saka looked to create problems inside the Italy box.

Lovely reverse chip from Kane and Gianluigi Donnarumma does just enough to avert the danger as Maguire was ready to pounce.

107

Federico Bernardeschi over the ball for Italy. Three in the England wall. The Juve man strikes and Pickford gathers at the second time of asking.

Maguire carded and Italy earn a dangerous free-kick just outside the England box

Italy start the second period of extra time

Huge cheer from the Wembley crowd as the home fans do their bit to lift Southgate's men.

The United man delivers but the whistle sounds after the Dutch official spots a push and decides to call time on the action.

Free for England as Locatelli handles. Shaw to take ....

105

One minute of time to be added

Italy go close and Pickford once again is the England hero as the keeper averts the danger. The Everton stopper getting to the ball a second before Federico Bernardeschi pounced.

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Just the Philips effort to highlight in this first spell of extra time with tiredness a factor in the drop of energy levels.

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Better from England now as they enjoy a sustained spell of possession.

Not the best of evenings from the hugely talented Chelsea man.

Grealish on for Mount

Belotti spins and finds his shot deflected with ball easy for Pickford to gather.

Aston Villa's Grealish poised to make an entrance

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Philips volleys and his fine effort goes inches wide with Donnarumma beaten.

Locatelli on for Verratti

Sterling breaks into the England box and looks for Kane but Italian captain Giorgio Chiellini is on hand to clear for a corner.

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Slow pace to the start of extra time. Long season coupled with last game of a major tournament being the contributing factors.

This is the eighth period of extra time of the 15 games in the ko stage following the group stage.

So, a further 30 minutes awaits before we find out the victor of Euro 2020. Change for the Azzurri as Insigne makes way for Torino striker Belotti

No question about that yellow card for the Italy captain !

England have wilted after an excellent first 45 minutes and as things stand Italy look in a stringer position. Losing Chiesa however is a major blow for the Azzurri. England do have the likes of Sancho, Rashford and Bellingham on the bench.

Last chance saloon here as the 6 minutes have expired. The whistle sounds and it's extra time ...time !

Giorgio Chiellini carded for a pull on Saka

Cristante delivers a fine ball into the England box and Walker chests back to Pickford.

93

Three to go and energy levels starting to falter as the tempo of the game drops with plenty of tired legs on display.

We'll have 6 minutes of added time.

89

Sterling breaks and eventually runs out of pitch with the trademark turbo boost activated. Very little for Gianluigi Donnarumma to do in the second half.

A pitch invader holds up play and Kuipers opts for a drop ball.

Federico Bernardeschi on for the injured Chiesa.

86

Free to England with 5 minutes left on the clock. Shaw pulls the ball wide and one senses that both teams may just play out the final four minutes (plus stoppage time).

Insigne clips Phillips and is carded.

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Seven minutes remain at Wembley. Nerves a plenty on the pitch and in the stands as the clock ticks down. Any mistake at this stage of the game would be decisive ....

Chiesa looks to be struggling as Mancini calls his bench. Federico Bernardeschi set to replace the Juve man.

Chiesa is on the ground after a collssion with Walker and needs medical attention.

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The feeling inside Wembley is now one of dread rather than the euphoria that accompanied the first half. England look tired and Southgate will hope that fresh legs in the form of Saka and Henderson can inject some life back into the men in white !

England a pale shadow of the team from the first half. Sterling and Kane have been virtual bystanders in the second 45'.

Still feel that Federico Chiesa will have something to say in the outcome of this final.

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Verratti is now carrying out his role to perfection with the PSG man instrumental in all Italy's build up play.

Italy threaten again as Cristante breaks into the England box. The Roma man has made a considerable impression since his introduction.

Henderson getting ready on the touchline to make an entrance as Berardi almost makes it 2 for Italy as he latches onto a through ball and volleys over. Rice off for Henderson.

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Bonucci reels away after pulling Italy level at Wembley.

Saka on-Trippier off

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20 minutes remain at Wembley. As things stand we'd head to extra time as Southgate prepares Arsenal teenager Saka.

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The ball bobbles around in the box, Pickford pushes the ball against the post and Bonucci is on hand to stroke the ball home from close range. Italy deserve that equaliser for their conyinued pressure.

Goooooooool. Italy draw level. Bonucci taps home.

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Delightful into the England box from Chiesa and Maguire is required to head behind.

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England corner and Stones gets his head on the ball but the whistle sounds... Free for Italy...no another corner for the Three Lions.

63

Chiesa almost surprises Pickford with a right footed shot. The Everton stopper does well to push the ball away from the danger zone.

60

Solid work again from Italy as they move the ball from one side to another, the ball comes in but a player in blue handles and the initiative breaks down. Big 30 minutes ahead. Italy now dominating and England looking to break on the counter.

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Maguire latches on to the free but heads high and wide. Italy breaks down the other end and Pickford is called upon to make a fine reflex save from Insigne as the men in blue press.

Bonucci carded for a foul on Sterling.

Jorginho appears set to make way for Italy. Barella is the player withdrawn as Cristante comes on. Immobiel off too with Berradi his replacement.

Chiesa is still the most dangerous outlet for Italy as Mancini is set to make the first change of the evening.

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Chiesa opts for a long range ball into the box but it's ready wonderfully by Walker who nods safely to Pickford.

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Danger for Southgate's side with Emerson and Insigne over the ball. The Napoli man strikes and the ball drifts over the bar.

Free kick for Italy right on the edge of the England box as Sterling clips Insigne.

Sterling breaks into the box and goes to ground and the Wembley fans appeal for a spot kick. Referee Kuipers waves play on. Sterling was certainly impeded by both Bonucci and Chiellini.

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Barella picks up the first card of the night for a foul on Kane.

Off we go at Wembley, no changes at the break

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England fans' mood right now...45 minutes away from glory!

Despite an improved end to the first 45' from Mancini's men, England look very solid and riding a wave of confidence with the early Shaw goal and the support of 60,000 passionate fans.

The whistle sounds for the interval. England lead through Luke Shaw's second minute effort. The quickest goal ever at a European Championship final !

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Bonucci with nothing much on has a pop from long range but very much a defender's effort and Pickford is untroubled by the strike.

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Two half chances for Italy but once again England on hand to avert the danger. Mancini will be encouraged by his team's performance in the past ten minutes as they start to press England deeper inside their own half.

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Into the final minute of the half. Italy on the attack as England are so swift to re-group and create a sea of white to repel the Italian attacks. We'll have 4 minutes of added time.

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Rice fouls Barella and England manage to ride out the danger as Italy have grown in the past ten minutes of the game. England still looking solid as  we drift towards the break.

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Italy still ahead in terms of possession as we head towards the final five minutes. Most of that possession however has been in the central areas.

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59.6% 40.4%
possession/5 minutes
  • 0
  • 15
  • 30
  • 45
  • 60
  • 75
  • 90
  • 60% 40%
  • 60% 40%
Yellow cards
0
0
red cards
0
0
fouls won
4
2
fouls commited
3
4
lost balls
19
24
ball recovered
5
8
offsides
1
0
penalties
0
0
goalkeeper interventions
0
0
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Danger for Italy once again as Shaw drives the ball across the Italian goal mouth and the men in blue are forced to whack the ball away from the danger zone.

36

Inches wide as Italy spring into life with Chiesa driving left footed with Pickford beaten. Better from Italy now.

34

More sustained possession from the Italian side but as we've seen before, lacking the final ball or spark to penetrate the England rear-guard.

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Approaching the 30' minute mark and England still very much in control at a wet Wenbley. Italy's midfield yet to show up this evening with nothing from PSG man Marco Verrati.

Decent passage of play from Italy as they move the ball around with poise and purpose. Insigne then opts for a shot and fails to catch the ball cleanly and it drifts wide of Pickford's post.

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Sterling tries to weave his way through a sea of blue shirts but is eventually stopped in his tracks. Jorginho is now back on the pitch and seems okay to carry on for the moment.

Jorginho getting medical attention and the Chelsea man is forced to leave the pitch

Jorginho goes to ground with no-one around clutching his knee and this does not look good for Italy.

Italy dominate possession-wise but England ahead with the most important stat of all.

possession
59.6% 40.4%
possession/5 minutes
  • 0
  • 15
  • 30
  • 45
  • 60
  • 75
  • 90
  • 60% 40%
  • 60% 40%
Yellow cards
0
0
red cards
0
0
fouls won
4
2
fouls commited
3
4
lost balls
19
24
ball recovered
5
8
offsides
1
0
penalties
0
0
goalkeeper interventions
0
0
20

Approaching the 20 minute mark at Wembley and England very much in control, Mancini's men simply unable to create danger for the men in white.

Pickford yet to be called into action with just the Insigne free-kick offering the only danger for the Azzurri

15

Shaw and Mount combine well and once again the men in blue are forced to concede another corner. England playing with a massive level of confidence in this opening 15 minutes.

13

Kane in acres of space again on the England right and his ball into the box is bundled behind for an England corner

11

Italy being caught out on their left hand side with Walker and Kane securing plenty of space to mount attacks.

9

Italy trying to grab a foothold on the game after that early setback.

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Chiesa fouled by Shaw and Kuipers awards a dangerous free for Italy just outside the England area. Emerson over the ball but it's Insigne who takes and fires over Pickford's bar.

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As good as the finish was from the United defender, Mancini will be disappointed with his defensive and central players as Shaw's run was unchecked.

Gooooooool. England score as Shaw unmarked at the back post rifles the ball into the back of the Italy net to the delight of the Wembley crowd.

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Corner for Italy as Insigne takes but the men in white manage to clear their lines,

The match ball arrives in a remote control car. Ref Kuipers grabs the silver match-ball and we're all set ! Both sides take the knee and Italy will start the acttion!

England by the way will be wearing all white this evening. Italy in their classic blue shirts with navy shorts tonight

Net up the turn of 'God Save the Queen'. Sung with gusto by the 60,000 England fans here tonight.

National anthem time, first up Italy as a gentle rain starts to fall in North London. One of Europe's finest this Italian one !

Portugal's 2016 hero Eder brings the trophy to the Wembley pitch with its red, green and white ribbons. Wembley for all the problems experienced earlier with ticket-less fans storming security gates and many securing illegal entry, does look amazing as 'Three Lions' and 'Sweet Caroline' are belted out

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The Euro 2020 closing ceremony is underway at Wembley

So, the curtain will come down on Euro 2020 in a matter of hours. Tonight's game is the 51st contest of the tournament which has been staged in 11 European cities. Italy and England stand on the cusp of glory but the competition will be forever remembered for the Denmark-Finland game and the cardiac issues that caused Cristian Eriksen to be rushed to hospital.

England are hoping to claim their first major silverware since their 1966 World Cup win over West Germany. Italy have one European Championship in the trophy cabinet following their 1968 win over Yugoslavia. The Azzurri have been Euro runners-up twice, falling to Spain in 2012 and losing to France in 2000.

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When was the last time England and Italy faced each other and who has won more times?

Italy hold the historical edge over England going into tonight's Euro 2020 final and the Three Lions have never beaten the Azzurri at a major tournament.

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Euro 2021 final: Bjorn Kuipers to referee Italy vs England

48-year-old Bjorn Kuipers, who is also the "world's richest referee", will be the first Dutch official to whistle a European Championship final.

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This is tonight's match ball. the Adidas x Unoforia with a limited edition silver ball being used for both semi-final games and tonight's final.

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Ticketless fans storm Wembley gates ahead of Euro 2020 final

Thousands of fans are taking in the atmosphere down the iconic Wembley Way ahead of Italy versus England.

A reminder of the starting XI's for both sides with kick-off less than an hour away:

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Carragher says 'outstanding' Sterling has been player of the tournament

Raheem Sterling should be named player of the tournament if England beat Italy to win Euro 2020, according to Jamie Carragher.

With the 26-year-old having rounded off last season with just one goal from his last 16 appearances for Manchester City, it was suggested that his England starting place might be under threat.

However, he has come alive at the tournament, scoring the Three Lions' first three goals (two of which were winners), grabbing an assist, and winning the penalty that booked a place in the final.

And former England international Carragher believes those contributions have marked him out as the star man of Euro 2020.

"Nobody has been able to cope with Sterling in this tournament," he told Sky Sports. "If England go on to win he will win player of the tournament – he has been outstanding.

"His position was questioned before the tournament after not having his best season at Man City but from what we have seen Sterling always has to be in this England team.

"The pace he provides, the goals he provides. He has become a major goal threat under Gareth Southgate. 

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No place for Phil Foden in Southgate's squad tonight with the Man Cty player carrying a knock from the Denmark semi-final and rules the player out of the final

Italy start with the same XI as per the semi-final match against Spain with doubts about Chiesa getting named in the initial XI.

Italy starting XI:

England shift to a back three with Kieran Trippier replacing Bukayo Saka.

Team news: England XI confirmed

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UEFA deny request for 'Three Lions' to be performed at Wembley

"Three Lions" singer Frank Skinner said UEFA had opposed plans for him and David Baddiel to perform their popular song before Sunday's Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at Wembley.

The excellent party atmosphere in and around Wembley has turned sour recently however with many fans trying to storm the gates of the stadium.

Italy

Restrictions on travel to the UK mean the overwhelming majority of the more than 60,000 fans in Wembley will be English, although a group of 1,000 fans are to be shuttled over from Italy for the match. They will be flown in and out of London on Sunday, remaining in a bubble throughout their time in the city and quarantining on their return home.

Italy and England face off in tonight'ss Euro 2020 final at Wembley, with the Azzurri out to end a long wait to claim a second European title and the Three Lions aiming to lift the Henri Delaunay Trophy for the first time in their history.

Italy, who saw off Spain on penalties in the semi-finals, haven’t won the European Championship since 1968. This will be their third appearance in the final of the tournament since then, having been beaten in the fixture by France in 2000 and Spain in 2012.

Meanwhile, England are in their first ever European Championship final and will end a 55-year silverware drought if they beat Roberto Mancini’s men at Wembley. Their only major honour came when they won the World Cup back in 1966.

The action in North London gets underway at 21:00 CEST/ 15:00 ET or 20:00 local BST

Hello and a very warm welcome to our live coverage of the Euro 2020 final from Wembley stadium as Italy face England.

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