Europe has a new king. Italy conquered Wembley and became champions for the second time in its history.
Dunnarumma was the hero of the penalty shoot-out and with his saves gave the title to the Italians 53 years later.
Italy, who did not play in the 2018 World Cup because they did not qualify, are now champions of Europe and they are doing it with a game that has captivated the whole continent, a 34-match unbeaten run that culminated yesterday at a football temple, Wembley.
In front of their home crowd, England came out all guns blazing and within two minutes they were already ahead after a goal by Shaw, being considered the fastest goal of the European Championship and taking the record away from Chus Pereda’s goal scored six minutes into the match in 1964, against the USSR at the Bernabeu.
He unleashed the joy of a whole country from Beckham to the royal family.
Wembley vibrated with the goal.
But there was Italy to spoil the party for the home side. The Italians were taking control of the ball, the game and the chances until the second half became an Italian monologue and it was 34-year-old Leonardo Bonucci who scored.
Nobody was able to break the deadlock in the 120 minutes and we went to penalties where Donnarumma was Italy’s hero. The Italian goalkeeper guessed Sancho’s intention, saving the decisive shot to dye Europe blue and give Italy its second European Championship