Italy displayed nerves of steel in the shootout that decided the Euro 2020 final against England on Sunday, surviving two misses from the spot to edge a 3-2 victory on penalties that silenced the home fans at Wembley Stadium.
Having won the toss and decided to shoot first, Andrea Belotti missed Italy’s second spot-kick to set the visitor’s nerves jangling, but three English misses, including two saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, saw it emerge victorious.
“It’s a unique pleasure to see 58,000 people leave before the trophy presentation. Now the cup is coming to Rome. They thought it was staying here, I’m sorry for them but Italy has once again taught a lesson,” defender Leonardo Bonucci told Italian broadcaster RAI.
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