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Italy Beat England on Penalties to dethrone Ronaldo and Portugal as European Champions

The 2020 European Championship has finally come to an and it was Italy who will go home as champions of Europe.

After some dramatic moments of football displayed throughout the group stages, it all came to a showdown bate between Italy and England in an even game that was scheduled to take place in Wembley.

Just as the English claim it’s coming home, The journey to one if the most anticipated title chase began for England when Manchester United left back Luke Shaw fired past Donaruma to put his side in front.

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His goal came just in the second minute, setting a record of the fastest goal in the competition’s finals history.

Italy were clearly the better side with over 60 percent of the possession and they continued with that energy in the second half. They got tgeir deserving equalizer through Bonucci after Pickford was found wanting over a Verrati header.

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The game remained 1-1 over the 90 minutes forcing the tie into an extra time but both team still remained unhurt and it all come down to Penalty.

England thought they already have it in the bag when Andre Bellotti missed the Italians second penalty but two missed kicks from United stars Rashford and Sancho put Italy into a well position to clinch the trophy with their final kick.

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That didn’t go as planned with their most reliable penalty shooter Joghino firing straight into the gloves of the goalkeeper but a brilliant save on the other side by the Italian shot stopper to deny Bukayo Saka means Italy will take the mantle from Portugal as he Champions of Europe until 2024.

Godsway Charles Tudi is a senior editor at CbGist.com from Akatsi in the Volta region of Ghana. I am a graduate of the University of development studies with a degree in journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. For enquiries, contact us on +233248932782 or email us on info@cbgist.com. At Cbgist.com, trust is our number one priority. We fact-check all our stories before posting.

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