Italy won the 2020 European Cup after defeating England in the final match on penalties at Wembley Stadium, Monday (12/7) WIB. The two teams drew 1-1 in normal time and extra time before going into the penalty shootout.
England started the game brilliantly after Luke Shaw scored a quick goal in the 2nd minute using a pass from Kieran Trippier.
Lorenzo Insigne could have scored the equalizer for Italy had his free-kick not bounced over the net.
Italy’s effort through Federico Chiesa who did a captivating solo run in the 34th minute also ran aground because his last touch did not meet the target. The 1-0 score for Gareth Southgate’s troops lasted until the break.
The match was tighter in the second half with both teams playing high-intensity games. A number of substitutions were made by Roberto Mancini to turn things around and the decision paid off.
Leonardo Bonucci scored the equalizer in the 67th minute with a close-range effort following a corner. The 1-1 score lasted until normal time ended until the match was continued into extra time.
Both teams failed to score in two extra time until the match then proceeded to a penalty shootout.
In the penalty shootout three English kickers failed to carry out their duties, they were Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka. Meanwhile, Italy managed to score three goals in this penalty shootout through Berardi, Bonucci and Bernardeschi.
England Player Rating
Jordan Pickford (7/10): Solid performance, making four saves over 90 minutes and two saves in the shootout.
Kyle Walker (6/10): Less intense in supporting attacks in the wing sector.
John Stones (7/10): Read the game well and appear solid at the heart of the defense.
Harry Maguire (6/10): Good in aerial duels but minimal contribution from other aspects.
Kieran Trippier (6/10): Scored one assist, but his contribution was not very good overall.
Declan Rice (7/10): Plays solidly and often troubles the opponent’s defense with his individual movements.
Kelvin Phillips (6/10): Covering the British defense quite well.
Luke Shaw (6/10): After scoring a goal, not much contribution was given by Shaw to the England national team.
Mason Mount (6/10): Not playing at his best, dull in vision.
Harry Kane (6/10): Difficulty developing the game, getting extra attention from the Italian defense.
Raheem Sterling (6/10): Couldn’t show his best performance with the neat organization of the Italian defense.
Bukayo Saka (6/10): Not much has changed for England’s midfield performance.
Jordan Henderson (6/10): Making England can match the intensity of Italy.
Jack Grealish (6/10): A bit late to enter, slow to heat up and can’t give maximum contribution.
Jadon Sancho -: Entered in the last minute of extra time to be the penalty taker.
Marcus Rashford -: Entered in the last minute of extra time to be the penalty taker.
Italy Player Rating
Gianluigi Donnarumma (7/10): Didn’t work too hard in this match and only made one save over 120 minutes. However, managed to save two executions of English players.
Giovanni Di Lorenzo (7/10): Shows a straightforward game to stop the British attack scheme.
Leonardo Bonucci (7/10): Solid display as usual at the heart of the Italian defense plus scoring one goal.
Giorgio Chiellini (7/10): His good passing accuracy makes Italy play fluid from the back line.
Emerson (7/10): Not yet able to match Spinazzola’s level, but in this match playing neat and straightforward which is quite crucial for Italy.
Nicolo Barella (6/10): Another less intense performance was shown by Barella, replaced midway through the second half.
Jorginho (7/10): Performed well as usual with his contribution in midfield, the key to the tempo of the Italian game.
Marco Verratti (7/10): The ball distribution is good plus the accuracy is high.
Federico Chiesa (8/10): The main focus of the Italian attack, showing good individual and collective performances.
Ciro Immobile (6/10): Did not play optimally and was withdrawn in the middle of the second half.
Lorenzo Insigne (6/10): Difficulty dismantling the English defense and also withdrawn in the middle of the second half.
B. Cristante (6/10): Not too many changes in the pattern in midfield, but his energy helped Italy keep the tempo of the game.
D. Berardi (6/10): He didn’t touch the ball much, but his movement without the ball was quite effective and made it easier for Italy to break down the English defense.
F. Bernardeschi (6/10): Not much to contribute meaningfully in normal time and extra time, but managed to score a goal in the penalty shootout.
Andrea Belotti (5/10): Substitutions that tend to be in vain, also failed to score in the penalty shootout.
M. Locatelli (5/10): Not much to change, put in to keep the tempo of the Italian game and add new energy.
A. Florenzi (-): Only played for two minutes.