“It’s coming to Rome!”

Minjun Son

2021.07.13

Image Source: eufa.com

Italy has reached the top of European football for the first time in 53 years. Leonardo Bonucci, who led the team to victory by leading the team to victory in the final of the Euro 2020 Championship 2020 (Euro 2020), roared toward the camera, saying, “It’s coming to Rome!” Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who showed the save show, was delighted, saying, “It could have ended with a goal in the early game, but we were a team that never gave up.

Italy won the UEFA Euro 2020 Final against England at Wembley Stadium in London, England on the 12th (Korean time) after a 1-1 draw in overtime and 3-2 after a penalty shootout. This marks Italy’s first European title in 53 years since 1968. It is the first major championship in 15 years since the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

In the beginning, England took the lead. Kieran Trippier’s cross was led by Luke Shaw with a left-footed volley. The goal was scored in exactly 1:57 seconds, making it the shortest goal in Euro final history. However, Italy scored the equalizer from a set-piece situation in the 22nd minute of the second half. Domenico Berardi headed a right corner kick, and the Italian veteran and defender Bonucci rushed in and shook the net with the ball hitting the post.

No additional goals were scored until overtime, leading to a penalty shootout. England, who seemed to be leading with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s save, began to miss from the 3rd kicker. Marcus Rashford’s shot went off the left side of the post, followed by Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka’s shot down and conceding the win.

After scoring the equalizer, Bonucci shouted at the camera, “It’s coming to Rome!” It was in response to the phrase “It’s coming to home” in the famous English football cheering song.

On the other hand, England tried to win the major championship and the Euro for the first time in 55 years since the England World Cup in 1966 but failed. Striker Harry Kane said: “Failing to win the Euro will hurt the rest of my playing career. It will be painful for a while. But we are moving in the right direction.”

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