London — The Italian soccer redemption story is full. England’s painful half-century awaiting a serious title continues.
And that was as a result of penalty shootout.
Italy defeated England 3-2 on Sunday to win their second European Championship. The match ended 1-1 after additional time.
Style Iji Don Narma jumped to the left and saved a decisive spot kick by Bukayo Saka, England’s third consecutive failure, from a shout-out penalty spot in entrance of Wembley stadium followers.
It was lower than 4 years in the past that the Italians had been unable to qualify for the World Cup for the primary time in 60 years and entered the worst second in soccer historical past. Right this moment, they’re the perfect staff in Europe and run undefeated in 34 nationwide data underneath their modest coach Roberto Mancini.
England performed within the first main closing in 55 years. That is the most recent heartache in shootouts in main tournaments after being defeated in 1990, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006 and 2012.
England moved ahead in two minutes when Luke Shaw scored the quickest aim within the European Championship closing. Leonardo Bonucci tied on the 67th.