The memory of Italy champion of Euro 2020 against England

The euro that was played this year was one of the most attractive in recent times and left as champion Italy, who defeated in the final played at Wembley none other than England.

Italy was enshrined in an exciting definition which left several important marks. The local began winning after two minutes of play with both Luke Shaw, in what was the fastest goal in a European Championship final.

Italy recovered and was able to tie it in the 22nd minute with a goal from Leonardo Bonucci, who at 34 was the oldest scorer to score in a final of this tournament.

On penalties Italy won with a great performance from goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, and He lifted the continental title again after 53 years. Thus, the Azzurra retaliated for the bad drink suffered a few years ago, when it was left out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The English were close, but They couldn’t break the spell of never winning a Euro Cup. Those led by Gareth Southgate reached the final with authority, passing the group stage and achieving first place; then they beat Germany 2-0 in the round of 16, they beat Ukraine 4-0 and in the semis they beat Denmark 2-1 in overtime. This is how they reached their first Euro Cup final.

Roberto Mancini’s Italians made it through the group stage without problems, but suffered against Austria in the round of 16 (they won 2-1 in overtime), defeated Belgium 2-1 in the quarterfinals and defeated Spain on penalties in the semis. The tournament had its special characteristics: it was not played in a single country, but in several venues.

The pandemic gave at least a break, so that the public could return to the stadiums and watch the games from the stands.

In terms of numbers, the Eurocup set a goal record with 142 wins, and there were just two games that ended scoreless, in the group stage. Quite a challenge to overcome in the face of the Germany 2024 edition.