UEFA Euro 2020: A look at all the record scripted in the final as Italy trumps England
The 2020 UEFA Euro has come to an end, with Italy winning its second title, while England's wait in the tournament continues. Meanwhile, the closely contested final did produce some records and stats as we look at it all.
England suffered heartbreak as its wait for its maiden European Championship title continued after suffering a defeat to Italy in the penalties during the UEFA Euro 2020 final at the Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Consequently, it handed The Blues its second European title. Meanwhile, just like any other edition, the final did produce some top records and stats as we take a look at it all.
Giorgio Chiellini: The oldest
Chiellini started the game for Italy on Sunday, while he became the oldest player in a Euro final to start as a captain at 36 years and 331 days. He overtook fellow Italian Gianluigi Buffon (34 years and 154 days).
Luke Shaw: The quickest
Shaw opening strike in the second minute of the final was the quickest in Euro final history. Besides, it was also his personal fastest for the national side.
Kieran Trippier: The creator
In an interesting stat, Trippier created 28 chances between the 2018 FIFA World Cup and this Euro, which is the most by any English defender. The record for the same lies with Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne (36).
Leonardo Bonucci: Another oldest
Bonucci scored the equaliser for Italy, thus becoming the oldest goal-scorer in a Euro final at 34 years and 71 days. He went past Bernd Hölzenbein (30 years and 103 days).
Italy: The champion after the longest wait
Italy's last title win came in 1968. It took the side 53 years to win its following Euro this term. Consequently, it was the most extended wait for a Euro side since its last championship win in the tournament's history.
Italy: The second most successful in Europe
It was Italy's sixth major championship win. As a result, it is now the second most successful side in Europe after Germany (7).
Other records and stats
- Bukayo Saka became the fourth-youngest (19 years and 309 days) to play the Euro final after Renato Sanches, Cristiano Ronaldo and Anatoliy Baidachniy.
- The second time, the Euro final was decided on penalties, with the first being in 1976.
- England has the lowest penalty shootout winning percentage (22%) of any European nation, having featured in three or more shootouts.
- Harry Kane failed to produce a single shot on target for the second time in his 61 matches for England.
- Gianluigi Donnarumma has won all the five shootouts he has been involved in to date at both club and international levels.
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