Leonardo Bonucci holds up the Euro 2020 trophy in addition to his participant of the match award for the ultimate.© Instagram
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci proved to be a thorn within the aspect of England supporters, not solely throughout the match together with his player-of-the-match efficiency, however even after the penalty shoot-out that noticed the Azzurri win the European Championship for the second time. Bonucci scored Italy’s equaliser, after which saved his cool from the penalty spot in addition to they received their first main trophy for the reason that 2006 World Cup. As the Italians celebrated on the pitch, the centre again went as much as one of many cameras and passionately repeated calls of “it’s coming to Rome” – a play on the English followers’ chant of “It’s coming home”.
– UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) July 11, 2021
Bonucci additionally shared a video of him and Jorginho singing “It’s coming to Rome” within the dressing room on his Instagram tales.
In a match that was marred by violence and racism, England took the early lead at Wembley by way of Luke Shaw, who scored an excellent half-volley off a Kieran Tripper cross.
Italy steadily grew again into the sport and after sustained intervals of possession and strain, they have been lastly rewarded when Bonucci managed to attain on the rebound after Jordan Pickford saved Marco Verratti’s effort from a nook.
The match completed 1-1 after 90 minutes and even additional time couldn’t separate the 2 sides.
England obtained the benefit early within the penalty shootout as effectively, with Andrea Belotti lacking his spot-kick, however three consecutive misses by Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka meant that though Jorginho did not put away his effort, Italy have been topped champions.
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