Italy successfully won the European Cup trophy after beating England dramatically on penalties at Wembley on Monday (12/7) early morning hrs. For Italy, this trophy is the first time since 53 years ago.
While England still have not won a trophy at international level since the last time they got it in 1966 at the World Cup.
Italy’s victory was actually a bit surprising because England, who were playing at home, were more favored, moreover they had a 1-0 lead in the second minute. But the Azzuri’s determination could not be underestimated, the Azzuri equalized the score in the 67th minute through Leonardo Bonucci. The 1-1 score ended in 120 minutes, Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma being the hero by saving three penalties.
Here are the reactions on Twitter regarding this final.
Azzuri lift European Cup trophy at Wembley
it turns out that there is already a prediction that Gianluigi Donnarumma will save three penalties long before the match starts?!
Many questioned the tactics of the England manager, Gareth Southgate, who chose to reserve Jack Grealish in this final match.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano from Italy uploaded a video celebrating Italy’s victory in the city of Milan.
Meanwhile, the official account for the 2020 European Cup uploaded a video of the excitement of celebrating the champions in Rome.
British influencers, KSI also cheered for the English players after their failure in the 2020 European Cup final.
The official Manchester United Twitter account also cheered on three of its players, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, and Luke Shaw.
It turns out that the British Royal Family, Prince William also attended the final with his wife, Catherine Middleton and their eldest child, Prince George. Too bad they couldn’t see the Three Lions win the trophy.
With so many talented young players, England is one of the countries to be reckoned with at the 2022 World Cup.