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EPL English Premier LeagueItaly Have Won the Euros for The Second Time in History

Italy Have Won the Euros for The Second Time in History

Italy defeated England in the Euro 2020 final (1-1, 3-2 on penalties), just as our football prediction expected. The Italian national team thus became European champions and Italy have won the Euros for the second time in history.

In the 2nd minute Manchester United’s defender Luke Shaw received a cross from Kieran Trippier on the opposite wing.

In this twist shot, Shaw opened the scoring, being the fastest to do so in any Euros final so far.

Then, in the second half, Leonardo Bonucci equalized in the 67th minute when Italy took a corner-kick. Verratti failed to head the ball into the net as Jordan Pickford saved it. But the ball rebounded and found Bonucci on close range.

The two teams played 30 minutes of extra time, but there was no winning goal.

Then, in the ensuing penalty shootout, the Italians emerged as more successful.

Jordan Pickford saved Andrea Belotti and Jorginho’s shot, but couldn’t stop Berardi, Bonucci, and Bernardeschi and their respective penalty shots.

Meanwhile, however, Marcus Rashford hit the bar and Gianluigi Donnarumma saved Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka’s penalties for England.

This punctured their chances of winning beyond hope, though captain Kane and Harry Maguire were both accurate

Italy Have Won the Euros for The Second Time in History

Though the Italians have won the World Cup four times, this is only their second win in this continental competition.

The team has previously won the Euros in 1968. But since then, they’ve reached the final twice, in 2000 and in 2012, only to lose as finalists both times.

For Roberto Mancini, who took over the team in 2018 when Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, this is the first coaching trophy at national team level.

Mancini has won 13 trophies as a club coach but this is his first international cap.

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