Euro 2020 Final: It’s going Rome! England’s wait continues as Chiellini’s Italy win Euro 3-2 on penalties- As it happened

Euro 2020 Final: Italy beat England: England's wait continues as Chiellini Italy win Euro 3-2 on penalties- As it happened at Wembley Stadium
Euro 2020 Final - Italy beat England: It's going Rome! England's wait continues as Chiellini Italy win Euro 3-2 on penalties- As it happened at Wembley Stadium

Euro 2020 Final – Italy beat England: It’s going Rome! England’s wait continues as Chiellini’s Italy wins Euro 3-2 on penalties- As it happened: Giorgio Chiellini-led Italy has defeated Harry Kane’s England in Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium. Italy won the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as Gianluigi Donnarumma saved two England penalties en route to a 3-2 shootout win after the teams had fought out a 1-1 extra-time draw at a raucous Wembley on Sunday.

Euro 2020 Final – Italy beat England: England’s wait continues as Chiellini’s Italy win Euro 3-2 on penalties

Euro 2020 Final – Italy beat England: The giant keeper saved from Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after Marcus Rashford hit a post, as Federico Bernardeschi, Leonardo Bonucci, and Domenico Berardi all scored for the Italians.

Luke Shaw had given England a dream start with a superb goal after two minutes but Italy, who offered almost nothing in response in the first half, gradually took command as the hosts sat back and leveled through Bonucci after 67 minutes.

It was the first final to be decided on penalties since Czechoslovakia beat West Germany in 1976 and will be wildly celebrated in Italy after they lost in the final in 2000 and 2012.

Euro 2020 Final – Italy beat England: They made most of the running after halftime and in extra time and England can have few complaints after their early promise faded away.

It was nevertheless heartbreaking for most of the 67,000 Wembley crowd as England came up short in their first major final since they won the World Cup 55 years ago.

It had all started so well when Harry Kane spread the ball wide to Kieran Trippier and he instantly repaid coach Gareth Southgate’s faith in recalling him by sending over a curling deep cross that the fast-arriving Shaw met on the half volley to hammer inside the post for his first international goal.

England had taken an early lead in their 2018 World Cup semi-final against Croatia before eventually being outplayed and beaten in extra time, but they did not look like giving up the initiative on home soil, playing on the front foot, though failing to threaten Donnarumma.

Euro 2020 Final – Italy beat England: England keeper Jordan Pickford was similarly untroubled as Federico Chiesa’s crisp shot went just wide and Ciro Immobile’s blocked effort was all Italy had to show for a disjointed half.

England’s well-drilled defense, which had conceded just one goal, via a Danish free-kick, in their six previous tournament games, held them at arm’s length and Italian frustration was summed up by center back Bonucci letting fly wildly from 35 meters with the last kick of the half – much to the disgust of his teammates.

Pickford was called into action after 57 minutes, blocking a Lorenzo Insigne shot and then getting down to palm away from Chiesa as Italy began to apply pressure, pinning England back.

It paid dividends when Bonucci pounced from close range after Pickford had turned Andrea Belotti’s header onto a post.

England could have no complaints, having virtually invited their opponents on and offered almost nothing in attack, and they would have been somewhat relieved to go into extra time.

It was a similar story in the first additional 15 minutes, though England did briefly force their way back into the game in the second period, albeit without either side creating anything to reward the crowd for their waves of noise.

So it went to penalties, where England’s young guns failed and Italy took the glory.

Euro 2020 Final – Italy beat England: It’s going Rome! England’s wait continues as Chiellini Italy win Euro 3-2 on penalties- As it happened
@3:24 AM IST: Saka‘s (England) penalty is saved by the goalkeeper.
@3:23 AM IST: Jorginho‘s (Italy) penalty is saved by the goalkeeper.

 

@3:23 AM IST: Sancho‘s (England) penalty is saved by the goalkeeper.

@3:22 AM IST: Bernardeschi scores, Italy leads 4-3

@3:21 AM IST: Rashford (England) hits the woodwork from the penalty spot.

@3:20 AM IST: Leonardo Bonucci scores for Italy, 3-3 scores are level

@3:19 AM IST: England’s Harry Kane scores, England leads 3-2

@3:17 AM IST: Belotti‘s (Italy) penalty is saved by the goalkeeper.

@3:16 AM IST: Harry Kane strikes, It’s 2-2

@3:16 AM IST: Dominco Berardi scores

@3:15 AM IST: England have won the coin toss and penalties will be taken at the England end. Italy will go first in the penalty shootout.

@3:10 AM IST: The winner of Euro2020 will be decided by penalties

@3:08 AM IST: +3 Added time

@3:05 AM IST: Jorginho (Italy) is shown a yellow card.

SUBSTITUTION: Emerson off, Alessandro Florenzi on for Italy.

@3 AM IST: Jorginho (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Grealish (England).

@2:54 AM IST: Pickford (England) makes a save.

@2:49 AM IST: First half of extra time. Italy and England have 15 minutes to find a winner or there will be penalties at Wembley.

@2:46 AM IST: Belotti misses the target.

@2:41 AM IST: England make their third substitution of the game. Jack Grealish IN, Mason Mount OUT

@2:40 AM IST: Corner awarded to England. Phillips misses the target.

@2:37 AM IST: Sterling (England) concedes a free-kick for a foul on Jorginho (Italy).

@2:34 AM IST: The first period of extra time begins.

@2:28 AM IST: The referee ends the second half.

@2:20 AM IST: +6 Added time

@2:17 AM IST: SUBSTITUTION- Bernardeschi IN, Chiesa OUT

@2:15 AM IST: Insigne (Italy) is shown a yellow card.

@2:12 AM IST: Cristante (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Saka (England).

@2:05 AM IST: SUBSTITUTION- Jordan Henderson in for Declan Rice

@2:02 AM IST: Berardi (Italy) misses the target.

@2 AM IST: SUBSTITUTION- Bukayo Saka in for Kieran Trippier

GOAL! Italy 1-1 England (Bonucci 67′). 

@1:57 AM IST: GOAL! Italy are level! Leonardo Bonucci capitalising after England can’t quite clear from a corner. Game on…

@1:55 AM IST: Corner awarded to England. Trippier (England) delivers the corner.

@1:53 AM IST: Donnarumma (Italy) makes a save.

@1:52 AM IST: Pickford (England) makes a couple of save within minutes.

@1:45 AM IST: Bonucci (Italy) is booked- Yellow Card

@1:42 AM IST: Berardi replaces Immobile; Cristante in for Barella

@1:40 AM IST: Barella (Italy) is cautioned by the referee- Yellow Card

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@1:35 AM IST: 2nd Half underway. 

Euro 2020 Final: It’s going Rome! England’s wait continues as Chiellini Italy win Euro 3-2 on penalties

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@1:20 AM IST: An early goal from Luke Shaw has England ahead at the break at Wembley in the Euro2020 Final

@1:16 AM IST: Pickford (England) makes a save in extra time of first half.

@1:10 AM IST: Bonucci and Chiellini are the old warriors, but they are being met blow after blow by Harry Kane, reports the BBC

@1.05 AM IST: Chiesa (Italy) misses the target. Italy’s best opportunity of the game!

@1 AM IST: England takes lead after Luke Shaw’s early goal, but Italy holds possession

@00:56 AM IST: Trippier is flagged for offside.

@00:53 AM IST: Another possible blow for the Azzurri as Jorginho is down and receiving treatment.

@00:50 AM IST: Captain vs captain, Chiellini (Italy) is penalised for a foul on Kane (England).

@00:47 AM IST: Emerson is adjudged to be in an offside position. Pickford takes the free-kick.

@00:45 AM IST: Corner awarded to England. Trippier delivers the corner.

@00:40 AM IST: Kieran Trippier concedes a free-kick for a foul on Insigne.

@00:39 AM IST: Chiellini is penalised for a foul on Sterling. Phillips takes the free-kick.

@00:38 AM IST: Insigne misses the target.

@00:37 AM IST: Shaw concedes a free-kick for a foul on Chiesa.

@00:36 AM IST: Phillips is penalised for a foul on Jorginho. Verratti takes the free-kick.

@00:35 AM IST: Mount Mount concedes a free-kick for a foul on Jorginho. Di Lorenzo takes the free-kick.

@00:34 AM IST: Jorginho is penalised for handball.

@00:32 AM IST: ENGLAND TAKE THE LEAD in just the 2nd minute! Luke Shaw with a perfect volley at the far post after just two minutes.

@00:30 AM IST: It’s Game ON!

Euro 2020 Final: Italy vs England: It’s going Rome! England’s wait continues as Chiellini Italy win Euro 3-2 on penalties- As it happened

Euro 2020 Prize Money (in pound)

Winner: 10,000,000 (Rs 103.5 crore)

Runner-up: 7,000,000 (Rs 72.48 crore)

Semifinalists: 5,000,000

Quarterfinalists: 3,250,000

Round of 16: 2,000,000

Group match victory: 1,500,000

Group match draw: 750,000

Group stage: 9,250,000

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(with Reuters inputs)
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