Italy won the European Football Cup for the second time in its history after 1968, thus depriving England of the crown for the first time, after winning it with dramatic penalty shootouts (3-2), after they tied (1-1) in the original and extra time, Sunday, at Wembley Stadium. London.
The English and Italian teams decided to penalty kicks in the European Football Cup final after the end of normal time and overtime in a tie.
England advanced early in the second minute through left-back Luke Shaw, while central defender Leonardo Bonucci equalized for the “Azzurri” in the second half (67), which witnessed Italian dominance.
In the penalty shootout, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved two kicks to secure the title for Italy.
This is the second time that the title was decided on penalties in the final after 1976, when Czechoslovakia defeated West Germany.
The “Three Lions” team failed to win the first title in its history since the 1966 World Cup, while the Italian team, the four-time world champion, achieved its second title in the competition after 1968.