England dealt Euro 2020 heartbreak by Italy on penalty kicks

England’s Euro 2020 dreams were shattered in heartbreaking fashion. In their first major final in 55 years, the Three Lions fell to Italy on Sunday in the Euro 2020 final on penalty kicks, 3-2,...

England’s Euro 2020 dreams were shattered in heartbreaking fashion.

In their first major final in 55 years, the Three Lions fell to Italy on Sunday in the Euro 2020 final on penalty kicks, 3-2, at Wembley Stadium after it was 1-1 through extra time.

Bukayo Saka had a chance to tie it with the final penalty kick, but Gianluigi Donnarumma saved the shot to win it for Italy.

Gianluigi Donnarumma saves Bukayo Saka’s penalty kick to win Euro 2020 for Italy over England on July 11, 2021.
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Luke Shaw scored the fastest goal in Euro final history at one minute, 57 seconds. But Leonardo Bonucci tied the game in the 67th minute.

Bukayo Saka (center) reacts after failing to tie the penalty shootout as England dropped the Euro 2020 final to Italy on July 11, 2021.
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England hasn’t won a major title since the 1966 World Cup.

Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci celebrates after scoring during the Euro 2020 final against Italy.
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This was the second Euro final ever decided by penalties and the first since 1976.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Justin Tasch

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