England face Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday evening and a piece of history is now within touching distance for Gareth Southgate’s side.
The Three Lions made difficult work of Denmark in midweek, with Harry Kane’s penalty rebound eventually enough to see off the challenge of Kasper Hjulmand’s men.
The Azzurri, meanwhile, edged past Spain courtesy of a penalty shootout and will be confident they can claim the trophy at Wembley.
Italy have previously won this competition, however, the footballing powerhouse has shown incredible fight to come back from the huge disappointment of missing out on the 2018 World Cup. Mancini’s side showed promise in their group after winning all three games without conceding. However, it is the knockout stages where we have seen exactly what they are made of with a couple of ‘ugly’ wins along the way to the final.
For the first time in the tournament, England found themselves behind in their semi-final against Denmark. It was actually the first time in which Jordan Pickford was forced to pick the ball out of his net in the tournament. Despite this, Gareth Southgate will have been delighted by the character shown to turn the scoreline on its head and come away from the game with their spot in the final secured.
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