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Italy 1-1 England (3-2 pens) Highlights

Italy 1-1 England (3-2 pens) Highlights

It was penalty shootout heartbreak again for England and Gareth Southgate, as Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed from the spot in a crushing Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

When Jordan Pickford saved from Andrea Belotti there was real hope of a first major trophy in 55 years and ultimate redemption for Southgate, who missed a decisive spot-kick in the semi-final of Euro 96, but from the brink of glory in front of their own supporters at Wembley, England collapsed.

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Rashford rolled a tame shot against the post and Sancho and Saka saw player of the tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma save their efforts in a 3-2 shootout defeat, sparking celebrations from the Italian players and the small but vocal cluster of their fans at the other end of the pitch.

Luke Shaw had given England a dream start, scoring his first goal for his country and the fastest of a Euros final ever, when he met a deep cross with a thumping half-volley just three minutes in. Southgate’s surprise wing-back system was causing Italy real problems but Roberto Mancini’s side wrestled control of possession and set about wearing their opponents down.

Italy 1-1 England highlights

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Match Report

Full-Time: Italy 1-1 England (3-2 pens)

Half-Time: Italy 0-1 England

39 mins: Getting a bit tasty now as we edge towards half time. Emerson goes flying into Rice and England win a free-kick before Chiellini nips at the heels of Kane while taking the ball away.

33 mins: Italy seeing more of the ball now with England dropping a lot deeper than they had been, but the back line are keeping tight and the closest Italy get is a goal kick for England.

28 mins: Italy manage a first shot of the game, with Insigne taking aim from about 35 yards. Goes very wide.

25 mins: Italy look to get in after Bonnuci shuts down a Sterling break at the other end but Maguire is on hand to clear before Phillips, cool as you like, steps in to move away with the ball.

GOAL! Italy 0-1 England!

2 mins: WHAT. A. START.

LUKE SHAW! What a goal.

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England break brilliantly after an Italian corner. Kane finds Trippier, who bides his time and picks out Shaw at the far post who, with a superbly composed finish into the ground, puts it past Donnarumma. Bedlam. Brilliant bedlam.

Before Match

England are aiming to win a first major tournament for 55 years when they face Italy on home soil in the Euro 2020 Final at Wembley tonight.

Not since that famous extra-time success over West Germany in 1966 have the Three Lions even reached another showpiece, with painful near-misses at the World Cups of 1990 and 2018 as well as familiar penalty heartache at Euro 96.

Line-up

Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Mount, Kane, Sterling.

Date, kick-off time and venue

England vs Italy in the Euro 2020 Final is scheduled for an 8pm WAT kick-off on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

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The match will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, with over 60,000 fans expected to be in attendance.

Where to watch England vs Italy in Nigeria

TV channel: The match will be televised live on SuperSport Football HD (only for DSTV subscribers)

Where to watch England vs Italy online

Any DSTV subscriber can watch this game online by installing DSTVNow.

England vs Italy team news

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Phil Foden is an injury doubt after he missed England’s final training session on Saturday.

In what is a concern for Gareth Southgate, the Manchester City midfielder did not take part in training on Saturday as a precaution over what England described as “a minor knock”.

After missing England’s final training session before the final, in which the squad did tactical preparation, Foden is unlikely to start.

It is likely to leave Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho battling it out for the final spot in the England team on the right wing.

Southgate stuck with a four-man defence against the Danes after previously switching to a three to counter the impacts of the German wing-backs.

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The England boss will face a similar decision over his formation against Italy, while Jack Grealish’s substitution in extra time against Denmark having only come on in the second half of the initial 90 looked to be a tactical decision rather than being caused by any injury.

Italy are still without Spinazzola of course after the Roma full-back was stretchered off against Belgium and subsequently underwent surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon. He will be out for several months.

Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri deputised well for Spinazzola against Spain and will be expected to do so again tonight.

England vs Italy possible lineups

England XI (4-3-3): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice, Mount; Saka, Kane, Sterling

Italy XI (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne

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England vs Italy h2h

England wins: 8

Draws: 8

Italy wins: 11

Who is going to win tonight? Drop your prediction in the comment section below

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