UEFA Euro 2020: A look at some of the major records scripted
The 2020 UEFA Euro is finally done away, as Italy won its second European Championship. While it was sorrow for England in the end, nothing can be taken away from it. Meanwhile, the month-long competition produced numerous records, as we take a look.
After a month-long Euphoria, the UEFA Euro 2020 finally came to a thrilling end, with Italy clinching the crown for the second time. While England's 55-year wait for an international title continues, its performance in the tournament throughout was applaudable.
Meanwhile, just like any other edition, records tumbled this term too. In the same light, we look at some of the significant records scripted in this edition.
Federico Chiesa joins his dad
Italy's Chiesa scored his first goal in the Euro during the pre-quarters against Austria. Consequently, he joined his dad to have scored in the tournament to date, while they are the only father-son combination to do so in the competition's history.
Cristiano Ronaldo: The record-breaker
In three of the records scripted by the Portuguese sensation, Ronaldo is the first to appear and score in five Euros to date. In another record, he has scored 14 goals in the tournament to date, the most by any. Also, he became the joint-most goal-scorer in international football, along with Iran's Ali Daei (109).
Kacper Kozłowski: The youngest
Kozłowski of Poland became the youngest to appear in the Euro at 17 years and 246 days. Incidentally, the record was broken after just six days when Jude Bellingham of England had attained the same at 18 years and four days.
Most goals in a day
In a record of having scored the most goals in a day, June 23 saw 18 goals being scored across four games. Meanwhile, just five days later, the record for the most goals in a day of the knockout round was broken, with 14 goals in just a couple of matches.
Italy seems to be having a dream run under Roberto Mancini, as it is currently unbeaten for 34 games. Since its previous defeat in 2018, Italy is on its longest undefeated streak.
Meanwhile, Italy won its Euro title after 53 years since last winning the title in 1968. It happens to be the longest gap between two title wins by any side in the competition's history.
The competition this term saw 142 goals being scored. It is the most in a single edition of the tournament to date, while with an average of 2.78 goals per game, it is also at its all-time high.
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